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Futuremark Unleashes New 3DMark Benchmark Suite for Windows

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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.

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Quick note to CrossFireX users:
Quick update regarding CrossFireX scaling under Windows 8 - you can work around the scaling issue by checking the box for forcing on CrossFireX.
 
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Needs a thorough hardware roundup benchmarking session. :D

So let me get this straight... with the Ice Storm benchmark, we can compare performance between ARM and x86 systems as well?
 
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Nice!
 

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Needs a thorough hardware roundup benchmarking session. :D

So let me get this straight... with the Ice Storm benchmark, we can compare performance between ARM and x86 systems as well?
That's the idea.
 

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So it appears that AMD beats nVidia on this one, since i got 6632 score on fire strike with a normal 7970 card (13.2beta3 drivers) and an i7 930...

I liked that the maximum VRAM load was 1700MB but i hope their limitations where not set by nvidia's 2GB ram for top GPUs.

Also, the last Fire Strike combined test looks AMAZING, I hope we get to see games looking like that soon!
 

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So it appears that AMD beats nVidia on this one, since i got 6632 score on fire strike with a normal 7970 card and an i7 930...
yea and I got a 7700 on my 7970 reference card but oced to 1180
 

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Firestrike Xtreme:



Firestrike Normal:

 

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Needs a thorough hardware roundup benchmarking session. :D

So let me get this straight... with the Ice Storm benchmark, we can compare performance between ARM and x86 systems as well?
I really REALLY don't see the point in that.
 

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Time to make my PC sweat a bit again. Though i hate these space benchmarks. They are so lame.
I still remember jaw dropping 3DMark2000, 2001 and 2003 tests. The Nature tests were so amazing. It was also the first time to see pixel shader power even though 3DM2000 rendered amazing water ripples even without any pixel shaders. All the grass, leaves, trees and glittering water. Aaaaaaah. I miss that. And the Max Payne sequence. That was also pretty amazing.
 

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x86 vs. ARM pillow-fights.
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.
 
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seems its another cpu benchmark from 1050/1500 vs 1300/1950 not a big diffreance with the 3770k at stock clocks just on Fire Strike
 
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Every server hosting this is getting slammed at this moment.:eek:
 
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