Monday, February 4th 2013

Futuremark Unleashes New 3DMark Benchmark Suite for Windows

Futuremark released the newest installment to its 3DMark franchise. It's the first 3DMark to lack a version name, making it a "reboot" of sorts. For starters, the new 3DMark is a collection of three independent benchmark suites, each with its own demos, game tests, physics tests, and combined tests, and scoring.

Among the three suits are "Ice Storm," designed for tablets, mobile devices, and entry-level desktops, which needs nothing more than a DirectX 9.0c GPU to get going; "Cloud Gate," for notebook and home desktops, which needs a DirectX 10 feature-level GPU; and "Fire Strike," an over-the-top suite designed for today's gaming desktops, which can make even the fastest graphics cards sweat (for example, our GTX 680 in the screenshots below). The physics tests of each of these can benefit from having multiple cores and advanced instruction sets. TechPowerUp is a premier launch partner, hosting downloads on behalf of Futuremark. Grab yours below.

DOWNLOAD: 3DMark (2013)

The new 3DMark is available in various licensing options, a free version is for people to run the suites at default settings and view scores online; an advanced version that lets you view scores locally and compare scores online, and run tests with custom settings (for most gamers and enthusiasts); and a professional version for engineers, journalists, and reviewers, wanting to dissect each benchmark run, down to second-by-second details. 3DMark has its own data-logger that generates line graphs presenting multiple data points.

The new 3DMark is also the first cross-platform benchmark. Its Ice Storm suite is being ported to iOS, Android, and Windows RT, for people to bench graphics performance on a variety of new devices, making 3DMark the first major 3D graphics benchmark to set foot on the ARM platform. These versions will be released at a later date.
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58 Comments on Futuremark Unleashes New 3DMark Benchmark Suite for Windows

#2
D007
Thanks BT..
I hope my nvidia control panel supersampling and all that, aren't overriding 3dmarks presets.
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#5
yogurt_21
Sasqui said:
So who is creating a new compilation thread for this?
pretty sure you just volunteered to;)
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#6
progste
here is my try =)
stock clocks 7970 reference qith liquid cooling, i'll try an overclocked run as soon as i can

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#7
natr0n
Something is wrong with this 3Dmark. Audio stopped playing after few seconds during space scene then It locked up my system after it ended.

very weird. I'm bf3 stable hardly an oc 3.5ghz vs 3.3 ghz on stock voltage so idk.
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#8
progste
one of my friends is having troubles too
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#9
natr0n
Sasqui said:
So who is creating a new compilation thread for this?
here we go
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#12
esrever
Lots of 7970s in this thread.
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#13
theoneandonlymrk
im biteig the bullet and getting 15% off on steam , 15 quids not bad and i typically run em too damn much

its downloadin quick too :)
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#16
cadaveca
My name is Dave
esrever said:
Lots of 7970s in this thread.
My score is with 7950 @ 1200/1500, not a 7970. Testing the 7970 right now though. :p
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#18
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Frick said:
Mm yes because Atoms are very benchmark worthy. Especially when it comes to gaming.

I mean I can get why but it's just so stupid.
Because tablet gaming is a massive industry.
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#20
tastegw
No apple support :/

Was gunna set a wr in the ice test!!! Or maybe not :)
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#21
TheLostSwede
Steven B said:
1GB? Like that will be fun to move around to every new bench system lol.
I guess you can't afford a USB drive then.... :wtf:
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#23
xkm1948
My 5870 is showing its age. The last benchmark is really taxing on the system.

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#24
james888
Anyone else find it funny that in the first demo it was kfa vs galaxy?
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#25
W1zzard
james888 said:
Anyone else find it funny that in the first demo it was kfa vs galaxy?
same company. "galaxy" is a registered brand in the EU by some random company, so they call themselves "KFA²" in the EU.
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