3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With eight individual benchmarks, you can test everything from tablets and notebooks to the latest 4K gaming PCs.
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Release Date: Feb 4, 2013
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March 26

Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with 3DMark



We're excited to introduce our new 3DMark API Overhead feature test - the world's first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. It's also the very first public application to use DirectX 12 full stop. This is cutting edge stuff! 

Why is API overhead important?
There has been much talk recently of new graphics APIs that let developers code 'close to the metal.' And though it's natural to think of the GPU, the benefits of APIs with lower overhead are actually achieved by making better use of multi-core CPUs to streamline code execution and eliminate software bottlenecks, particularly for draw calls.

A draw call happens when the CPU tells the GPU to draw an object on the screen. Games typically make thousands of draw calls per frame, but each one creates performance-limiting overhead for the CPU.

New APIs like DirectX 12 and Mantle reduce that overhead allowing more draw calls. With more draw calls, a game engine can draw more objects, textures and effects to the screen, which means richer, more detailed graphics in your games.

How does the 3DMark API Overhead feature test work?
The 3DMark API Overhead feature test measures API performance by making a steadily increasing number of draw calls. The result of the test is the maximum number of draw calls per second achieved by each API before the frame rate drops below 30 fps. 

We recommend reading the 3DMark Technical Guide, which goes into more detail and explains the important differences between feature tests and benchmarks.

System requirements
  • The DirectX 12 test requires a PC running an up-to-date version of Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 10041 or later), 4 GB of system memory, and DirectX feature level 11_0 compatible hardware with at least at least 1 GB of graphics memory. 
  • The Mantle test requires 4 GB of system memory and AMD hardware that supports the Mantle API.
  • The DirectX 11 test requires DirectX feature level 11_0 compatible hardware with at least 1 GB of graphics memory and 4 GB of system memory.

Available now
The API Overhead feature test is available now. The Steam version of 3DMark updates automatically. The test cannot be run from the free demo.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/223850

3DMark Windows v1.5.884
This major update adds the API Overhead feature test, the world's first independent test for comparing the performance of DirectX 12, Mantle, and DirectX 11. See how many draw calls your PC can handle with each API before the frame rate drops below 30 fps.
  • Added new API Overhead Feature Test.
  • Added Feature Test selection screen.
  • Improved formatting of larger scores to make them more readable.
  • Result screen automatically shows FPS after running a single test.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Sky Diver demo to hang at the cave entrance scene.

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March 9

3DMark Update Released

3DMark uses a component called SystemInfo to identify the hardware in your system. This patch updates SystemInfo to version 4.35.

SystemInfo 4.35
  • Updated CPUID module for improved hardware detection.
  • Updated GPU detection module to improve compatibility with latest GPUs.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with AMD FX-series processors and motherboards that could cause errors.

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About This Software

3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With eight individual benchmarks, you can test everything from tablets and notebooks to the latest 4K gaming PCs. 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 compare your scores with Android, iOS and Windows RT devices too.

  • The latest version of the world's most popular benchmarking tool.
  • Includes eight stunning benchmarks for DirectX 11, DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 hardware.
  • Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with the API Overhead feature test.
  • 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.

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, Fire Strike Extreme for high-end systems with multiple GPUs (Crossfire/SLI), or try Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark.

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 compare low cost smart phones and tablets and Ice Storm Extreme to compare mainstream mobile devices running Windows, Android, iOS and Windows RT. Ice Storm Unlimited is a specialized "offscreen" test for making chip-to-chip comparisons of CPUs & GPUs. Ice Storm uses DirectX 11 feature level 9 on Windows. On Android and iOS, it uses OpenGL ES 2.0. You can compare scores across platforms.

Feature Tests

API Overhead feature test - Compare the latest graphics APIs
Games make thousands of draw calls per frame, but each one creates performance-limiting overhead for the CPU. APIs with less overhead can handle more draw calls and produce richer visuals. The 3DMark API Overhead feature test is the world's first independent test for comparing the performance of DirectX 12, Mantle, and DirectX 11. See how many draw calls your PC can handle with each API before the frame rate drops below 30 fps.

Key Features

  • Includes eight individual benchmark tests.
  • Unlock Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark.
  • Test multi-GPU systems with Fire Strike Extreme.
  • Test tablets with Ice Storm Extreme and Unlimited.
  • Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with API Overhead feature test.
  • 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.
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1,449 of 1,646 people (88%) found this review helpful
112 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
This game is the most pay-to-win game I have ever played. To have any hope of getting near the top of leaderboards you will have to spend at least 4-5k of your hard earned cash, and, to add to all of this, there is no gameplay to be found, just a series of cutscenes with no relevance to eachother at all. This is a grim sign of where the industry is headed.
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251 of 279 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
this is great to compare your system to others and really push it to its limits. Especially now that you can test your system at 4K without having a 4K monitor to see if you even have a chance of playing games at 4K is a cool feature. This is also great to test how much of a performance increase your overclocking will get you.
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137 of 153 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Just when you think you have a pretty good rig. This program will smack that thought right out your head, Stomp on that dream, and crush any hopes of possibly obtaining that Master PC status again until tax time. 10/10
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121 of 134 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
It's a good tool to estimate the performance of your PC. It's way more demanding than the AAA games I own, so if my PC does well on the benchamarks, then my games will run great. Good tool if you overclock and want to see if you messed it up.
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78 of 90 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
This is a great tool to find out if your PC got what it takes to run games/applications. is your GPU out of date? This program will tell you. Does your CPU hold you back? It will tell you.
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74 of 85 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
A great way to remind yourself just how dated your hardware really is.

10fps on Fire Strike Extreme lol

i5 2500k (3.30ghz)
GTX660
8GB RAM
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353 of 510 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
I own two Gtx 780's and got the cpu bottleneck achievement.
10/10
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53 of 57 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Some people don't seem to understand the purpose of benchmarking software. If that is you, then 3DMark probably isn't for you. Most games pre-render their cutscenes, as some computers can't handle them. 3DMark renders extremely complex scenes locally on your system. This allows you to measure the power of your setup, and see how it will perform in games. The other advantage is for overclocking. You can get a score before and after the overclock. This will give you a baseline to see how much improvement you've squeezed from a device with your overclocks. Additionally, an overclock isn't always stable once a card reachers higher heat, or you push it to its limits. 3DMark can also be used to test your stability. If you can run it for a few hours without a crash, your overclock is probably stable! On top of that, the scenes are a joy to look at, and really fun for showing off your computer when friends come over! If you are more than a gamer, a computer enthusiast, pick this up! You won't be dissapointed. If you want a free alternative, check out the "Unigine" benchmarks. They are fun too, but won't give the indepth details that 3Dmark will. -PR0XIDIAN
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71 of 91 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I got the CPU bottleneck and GPU bottleneck achievements at the same time

9/10 with rice
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48 of 63 people (76%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
This really showed me where my PC was at and let me fine tune some things in order to make it run better and seeing how really expensive PCs run with their equipment allows me to decide on what next to buy in order to upgrade my PC without costing me an arm and a leg
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50 of 72 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Bought myself a 4K gaming laptop, didn't get further then the Skydiver test. Would not buy this laptop again... 10/10
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
73.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I use this benchmark a lot. Maybe too much. I've put more hours into benchmarking in the latest 3DMark than most of my Steam titles. It's handsdown the best 3D benchmarking utility to gauge your system's performance. The result data itself is actually useful and is strengthed by being able to upload your results and compare them to other systems with similar or even wildly different components.
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36 of 55 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Really fun when you're drunk.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
A fantastic program for stress testing, the demo is all you need for single gpu systems, but if you have some extra cash I recommend the full version, the full version lets you:
1: Stress Test Multiple GPU Systems
2: Lets you use, Firestrike Extreme (for 2+ gpu's)
Firestrike 4K test, and a couple others
3: Achievements
One of the coolest things about this program, there is a leaderboard, you can see who has the highest score, for example, at the time of writing this, 1st place for fire strike, has 4 980's and a score of 40,000 my high score with 2 760's is 9200
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I have an i5-4460 and a GTX 970, and this wonderful piece of software gave me the CPU Bottleneck achievement.

11/10 would buy new CPU again.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Couldn't handle firestorm at even 30fps. My epeen is deflated. Computer not worth any achievement score. Think i'll cry myself to sleep.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Great benchmarking application. The ability to tweak individual settings for testing my Oc'd card is a plus.
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23 of 40 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
This is the most disgustingly pay-to-win game that I've ever played, and it's not even interactive, more like a movie. I'm very disappointed.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I want to achieve the ultimate pleasure in life by unlocking all achievements. This is now my sole purpose to overclocking.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
If you want to stress your hardware!...
But if you want achievements, I hope you have 4 way SLI GTX Titan Z Extreme n.n
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