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Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
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."

Download 335.23 WHQL for
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
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."

Download 335.23 WHQL for
Mar 12, 2014
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
3DMark Windows v1.2.362


  • Fixed a bug that prevented Steam Achievements from being unlocked.
  • Fixed a rare issue with results not always being associated with a Steam ID.
  • Improved reliability when submitting results over an internet connection with very high latency.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.26 for improved hardware detection.
  • DirectX 10 level video cards no longer attempt to run the Fire Strike benchmark.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could corrupt the saved product key.
Dec 12, 2013
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
3DMark Windows v1.2.250


  • Adds Ice Storm Unlimited test enabling you to compare Windows 8 tablets with the latest Android and iOS devices.
  • 3DMark now uses technology provided by TechPowerUp for improved GPU hardware detection.
  • Fixes hardware monitoring. The performance graphs now show clock speeds and temperatures for the CPU and GPU again (with compatible hardware).
Product Release - Valve
PCMark 8 is now available on Steam and 25% off.*

You've tested your PC's gaming performance with 3DMark so what's next? Benchmark total system performance with PCMark 8, the complete benchmark for Windows. PCMark 8 includes five new benchmark tests. Choose one that best matches your needs, or run all five for a complete picture of your PC's performance.

PCMark 8, the latest in the series of popular PC benchmarking tools, includes battery life measurement tools and new tests using popular applications from Adobe and Microsoft. Each of the five benchmarks included in PCMark 8 produces a score you can use to compare systems. Or use the detailed results from each workload to gain a deeper understanding of system performance.

- The industry standard PC benchmark test for Windows 8 and Windows 7.
- Combines performance testing with new battery life measurement tools.
- Includes new tests using popular applications from Microsoft and Adobe.
- Ideal for testing the performance of SSDs and hybrid storage devices.

*Offer ends Octover 28th at 10AM Pacific Time.

Product Update - Valve
What's new

Futuremark SystemInfo updated to v4.20. SystemInfo is a component used in many Futuremark benchmarks to identify the hardware in your system. It does not collect any personally identifiable information. SystemInfo updates do not affect benchmark scores but you may need the latest version in order to get a valid score.

Futuremark SystemInfo v4.20 release notes:
• Updated CPUID module for improved hardware detection.
• Updated AMD ADL library for improved compatibility with latest hardware.
• Improved hardware scan speed by about 50%.
• Added Windows 8 RTC verification to online result validation.

Benchmark version numbers have not changed.


Product Update - Valve
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What's New in 3DMark Windows Edition v1.1.0

This update adds the Ice Storm Extreme test and fixes issues when testing systems with multiple GPUs. 3DMark scores will increase slightly on systems with two GPUs and significantly on systems with three or four GPUs.

NEW
The Ice Storm Extreme benchmark test has been added to 3DMark Advanced Edition. Ice Storm Extreme is a Direct3D feature level 9 benchmark test for Windows tablets, ultrabooks and notebooks. Ice Storm Extreme raises the rendering resolution from 720p to 1080p and uses higher quality textures and post-processing effects in the graphics tests to create a more demanding load for the latest mobile devices. You can compare Ice Storm and Ice Storm Extreme scores from Windows and Android devices.

FIXED
- 3DMark now works correctly on systems with up to four GPUs.
- Fixed the issue caused by Windows update KB2670838, which added partial DX11.1 support to Windows 7.
- Fixed a problem with the bloom post-processing effect when using very high rendering resolutions in custom settings.

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 50% on 3DMark!

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Feb 4, 2013
Product Release - Valve
3DMark is Now Available on Steam and 25% off!*

The new 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With three 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 three stunning tests for DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 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.

*Offer ends Monday February 11th at 10AM Pacific Time.

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