Friday, August 3rd 2012

Acer, Intel, Qualcomm and SingTel-Optus Join Futuremark to Develop 3DMark for Android

Futuremark is proud to announce that Acer Incorporated, Intel, Qualcomm Incorporated and SingTel-Optus have joined its Benchmark Development Program to create a new 3DMark gaming benchmark for Android-based tablets and smartphones. The Futuremark Benchmark Development Program gathers input and expertise from the world's best and most technologically advanced companies to create industry standard benchmarks for performance measurement. 3DMark for Android is expected to be released later this year.

Jukka Makinen, Futuremark CEO said, "For more than 10 years, we have worked with the world's leading PC hardware manufacturers to create 3DMark and PCMark. As a result, Futuremark benchmarks are the industry standard for PC performance measurement used by hundreds of press publications and millions of end-users. As we bring 3DMark to a new OS for the first time, we are excited to expand our cooperation to include Acer, Intel, Qualcomm and SingTel-Optus, technology leaders who will bring unparalleled insight, experience and vision to the development of 3DMark for Android."

Launching later this year, 3DMark for Android will measure gaming performance using graphics rendering, CPU and physics tests with stunning real-time graphics that will push OpenGL ES2.0 to the limit. The results from 3DMark for Android will be comparable to the results from the new 3DMark for Windows, also to be released later this year.

Wason Shyu, AVP, ADC BU, RD Center, Acer said, "As one of the top volume consumer electronics and notebook PC companies in the world, we use 3DMark to analyze performance in an objective and scientific manner. This assists in providing our customers with products of the very highest quality that are ready for the most demanding tasks, whether it is exacting physics computations or the purest video game experiences."

Shervin Kheradpir, General Manager of Intel’s Platform Evaluation & Analysis said, “Intel is committed to providing feedback and assistance in the development of tools that intend to evaluate user experience and performance of computing products. Whether we participate in a formal consortium or in the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program we are glad to be part of groups seeking to modernize measurement methods that can keep pace with the rapidly evolving computing industry. We are pleased to see Futuremark bring 3DMark to the Android operating system.”

Tim Leland, Director of Product Management at Qualcomm said, "As the leader in mobile GPU shipments last year with its Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm values impartial measurement of graphics performance. By joining the 3DMark for Android Benchmark Development Program, we’re glad to be working with Futuremark and the other members of the Program to help ensure that the resulting benchmarks are representative of future, real-world 3D graphics content for Android smartphones and tablets."

Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program is an initiative for building partnerships with leading hardware and technology manufacturers. Members include AMD, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung and many other world class companies. An open process of close co-operation helps Futuremark create high-quality, impartial benchmarks that set the industry standard for performance measurement. Find out more at http://www.futuremark.com/bdp/.

3DMark for Android is currently in development and is expected to be released later this year. Follow Futuremark on Facebook for the latest 3DMark news http://www.facebook.com/Futuremark or visit http://www.futuremark.com
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14 Comments on Acer, Intel, Qualcomm and SingTel-Optus Join Futuremark to Develop 3DMark for Android

#1
jigar2speed
WOW, useless benchmark corrupts Android.
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#2
radrok
Inb4 smartphone LN2 overclocking.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
Inb4 choosing a smartphone by its 3dmark score.
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Dj-ElectriC
Inb4 choosing a smartphone by its 3dmark score.
portable gaming is only going to get stronger with the advent of more powerful pads.

Think of them as the new 'console' at the moment. The platform is only in its infancy, and the devs are limited to what kind of games they make by the hardware thats available.

as pads/tablets get more powerful, it will gain much interest from other devs who want to get in there and profit from the Android market.

Im all for it.
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#5
natr0n
"ring ring ring ring"
-"whats up bro"-
"hold on gonna overclock"
-"your pc ?"-
"no, my phone to beat a world record"
-"wtf my nigga"-
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#6
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Just how useless is this? LOL this app crap is just way out of hand IMHO. And once the PC is phased out there will be no need for any BM tools ever again. every thing on a 3" palm held screen! What a joke! Why even make 60" plasma T.V.'s? I have a cell phone app that I can use to watch T.V. with!
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#7
m1dg3t
Yes! More handheld epeen :D
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#8
treehouse
by: radrok
Inb4 smartphone LN2 overclocking.
lol cheers for the chuckle :toast:
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#9
james888
by: radrok
Inb4 smartphone LN2 overclocking.
by: Dj-ElectriC
Inb4 choosing a smartphone by its 3dmark score.
by: m1dg3t
Yes! More handheld epeen :D
Wow guys wow. Funny stuff

by: FreedomEclipse
portable gaming is only going to get stronger with the advent of more powerful pads.

Think of them as the new 'console' at the moment. The platform is only in its infancy, and the devs are limited to what kind of games they make by the hardware thats available.

as pads/tablets get more powerful, it will gain much interest from other devs who want to get in there and profit from the Android market.

Im all for it.
Hmm... Forget steam box running anroid. Steam tablet running android.
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: james888


Hmm... Forget steam box running anroid. Steam tablet running android.
Its possible but i think the hardware will always hold the pad/tablet back.

We will most likely get games with either PS1 or PS2 type graphics. so i dont think you'll be able to run every game right off the bat with no problem unless you mainly play low requirement indie games and such
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#12
SIGSEGV
what the hell.. benchmarking on smartphones/tablet pc? no thanks
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#13
damric
Evolve or become extinct, fellas.
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: trickson
Just how useless is this? LOL this app crap is just way out of hand IMHO. And once the PC is phased out there will be no need for any BM tools ever again. every thing on a 3" palm held screen! What a joke! Why even make 60" plasma T.V.'s? I have a cell phone app that I can use to watch T.V. with!
Heh, you're like me, but with hardware instead of games. Irrational.
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