The new 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With four all new tests you can bench everything from tablets and notebooks to the latest high-end gaming desktops.
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Release Date: Feb 4, 2013
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September 2

3DMark Update Released

3DMark uses a component called SystemInfo to identify the hardware in your system. This patch updates SystemInfo to version 4.30.

The patch fixes a compatibility issue with SystemInfo that can cause 3DMark to hang or crash when benchmarking systems with Intel X99 chipset motherboards and Haswell-E processors.

SystemInfo 4.30
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Intel X99 chipset motherboards.
  • Updated GPU detection module to improve compatibility with the latest GPUs.
  • Updated CPUID module for improved hardware detection.
  • Possible fix for rare "systeminfo.getUTF8XML() returned null" error.

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June 11

New 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark available now

3DMark gets a massive update today in the form of Sky Diver, a brand new DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs.

Every single 3DMark user - more than a million and counting - will get Sky Diver as a free update. For new users, Sky Diver is unlocked and ready to use in both the demo and the paid version of 3DMark.

Sky Diver is ideal for testing mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, integrated graphics and other systems that cannot achieve double-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.

Together, Sky Diver and Fire Strike let you benchmark the full range of DirectX 11 graphics hardware. Where Fire Strike is equivalent to testing your PC with a selection of modern DirectX 11 games on ultra-high settings, Sky Diver is more like running those games on normal settings. As a general guide:

  • If your PC scores less than 2800 in Fire Strike you should run Sky Diver.
  • If your PC scores more than 12000 in Sky Diver, you should run Fire Strike.
Please note that Sky Diver and Fire Strike scores are not directly comparable.

Sky Diver includes a Demo, two Graphics tests, a Physics test and a Combined test. The Graphics tests measure GPU performance, the Physics test measures CPU performance, and the Combined test stresses both GPU and CPU. The Demo does not affect the score.

You'll find more details in our 3DMark Technical Guide

An important note from NVIDIA about driver compatibility

"While testing the 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark, NVIDIA discovered an issue where some of their GPU configurations would render a black screen during benchmarking. NVIDIA has since solved the issue for these configurations and will be including the fix with their next driver installment coming early next week. In the meantime, if you experience this issue with your configuration, please use the 335.23 WHQL driver, available from both NVIDIA.com and GeForce.com."

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About This Software

The new 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With four all new tests you can bench everything from tablets and notebooks to the latest high-end gaming desktops. It's the most powerful and flexible 3DMark we've ever created.

We designed 3DMark for gamers, overclockers and system builders who want to get the most out of their hardware. 3DMark is a complete PC benchmarking tool kit for those who are serious about performance. And it's no longer just for Windows. With the new 3DMark, you can now compare your scores with Android, iOS and Windows RT devices too.

  • The latest version of the world's most popular benchmark.
  • Includes four stunning tests for DirectX 11, DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 hardware.
  • Test everything from tablets to desktop gaming PCs.
  • Compare scores with other Windows, Android and iOS devices.
  • Compete for the fastest PC on Steam with Steam leaderboards.
  • Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.

Four Benchmark Tests

Fire Strike - For high performance gaming PCs
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today's high-performance gaming PCs. Use Fire Strike to test dedicated gaming PCs and Fire Strike Extreme for high-end systems with multiple GPUs (Crossfire/SLI).

Sky Diver - For gaming laptops and mid-range PCs
Sky Diver is a DirectX 11 benchmark that is ideal for testing mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, integrated graphics and other systems that cannot achieve double-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.

Cloud Gate - For notebooks and home PCs
Use Cloud Gate to test the performance of notebooks and typical home PCs. Cloud Gate uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10, making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware.

Ice Storm - For tablets and entry-level PCs
Use Ice Storm to test the performance of your Windows tablet, ultra-portable notebook or entry-level PC. Ice Storm uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 9, making it the ideal benchmark for modern portable devices. You can compare Ice Storm scores from Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS devices at futuremark.com.

Key Features

  • Unlock Fire Strike Extreme for multi-GPU systems.
  • Test tablets with Ice Storm Extreme & Unlimited.
  • Explore your PC's limits with custom settings.
  • Use benchmark looping for stability testing.
  • Get in-depth interactive performance graphs.
  • Automatically save your results offline.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista*
    • Processor:1.8 GHz dual-core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9**
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:* Windows Vista users will need to install the DirectX 11 platform update from Microsoft. ** You can use 3DMark to test DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 compatible hardware, but you will need a DirectX 11 compatible video card to run all of the tests. DirectX 9 hardware needs Shader Model 3.0 support, 128MB video card memory and WDDM 1.1 drivers.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:1.8 GHz dual-core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 11
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:* Windows Vista users will need to install the DirectX 11 platform update from Microsoft. ** You can use 3DMark to test DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 compatible hardware, but to run all tests in 3DMark you will need hardware that supports all DirectX 11 features. DirectX 9 hardware needs Shader Model 3.0 support, 128MB video card memory and WDDM 1.1 drivers.
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
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SOTY 11/10
Posted: July 20
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
great synthetic benchmark. useful for gamers, overclockers, system builders, and hobbyists alike. used for testing system stability, optimizations, modifications, performance, etc....
Posted: May 12
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
very good tool to test the installed hardware!
I can recommend everyone who wants to know how much (or little ^ ^) will bear his pc to power.
Posted: June 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Nice graphics, though Fire Strike is a bit laggy :D

Some achievements are not working for me:(
Posted: August 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Best Benchmark program I have used for graphics
Posted: September 15
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209 of 237 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Steam version uses slightly more memory since it runs above Steam, but that didn't matter.

Recommended ONLY for PC savies or top notch benchmarkers to see how far their overclocking ability goes up to.
also recommended for high textures games (mobile too) developers.

If you do not understand about clocking, don't buy this software.
if you are new to benchmarking, don't buy, just use the free version.
Posted: December 2, 2013
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