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This minor update fixes a few issues that came to light after the release of our big update on April 6. Benchmark scores are unaffected.

3DMark Windows v2.0.2067
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.45 to fix a compatibility issue with Russian and Chinese language Windows.
  • Fixed the Unicode compatibility issue with Russian and Chinese language Windows.
  • Fixed the white screen issue when installing 3DMark under a NTFS Junction or Mount Point.
  • Fixed the missing button text issue affecting a small number of users.
  • Updated Russian localization.
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt


Our latest 3DMark update adds an interactive preview of VRMark, our upcoming virtual reality benchmark. In this preview, you can explore two VRMark test scenes with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But don't worry if you don't have a headset. The preview works with your monitor too.



The VRMark preview is a taste of what to expect from the full release, coming soon. Scene 1 is designed for the Oculus Rift minimum spec. Scene 2 requires more powerful hardware. The preview does not produce a benchmark score. For more details about VRMark, please visit our website: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/vrmark

The VRMark Preview is not available in the 3DMark demo.


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Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt


3DMark gets a big update today bringing a brand new look to help you benchmark like a boss.

3DMark grows bigger every year with new tests. Since launch, we've added Fire Strike Ultra, Sky Diver, and the API Overhead feature test. With more new tests coming soon, we've created a new UI for 2016 that's faster, more flexible, and easier to use.

New interface for 2016



The new Home screen shows the recommended benchmark for your system. No more guessing which benchmark is right for your PC. You can install and run other tests from the Benchmarks screen.

More flexibility, faster downloads, smaller updates



We've also rebuilt the internals of the 3DMark app. You can now download, install and update benchmark tests independently. This makes the initial download much smaller. And it means you can choose to install only the tests you need. Say goodbye to massive downloads with every update.

How to install 3DMark benchmark tests

If you bought 3DMark before this update, or you added a 3DMark key bought elsewhere to your Steam account:
  • Download and install the update.
  • 3DMark will start with no tests installed.
  • Pick any test and click the GET button.
  • The test's DLC page will open in the Steam client.
  • Press the "Play Game" button to add the DLC to your account.
  • The Steam UI will close, and you'll return to 3DMark.
  • 3DMark will start installing the DLC.
You only need to do this once for each test you wish to install. You will then be able to uninstall and reinstall that test as you please from within the 3DMark app.

If you bought 3DMark after this update:
  • Start 3DMark.
  • Pick any test and click the INSTALL button.
  • 3DMark will install the test.
It is not possible to choose which tests to install with the 3DMark demo.

Also new in this update
  • VRMark Preview - explore two test scenes from our new benchmark for VR systems.
  • A workaround for the AMD driver issue where the preview videos in the UI caused some AMD graphics cards to use low power mode and run at lower clock speeds.
  • Ice Storm Extreme and Ice Storm Unlimited are now unlocked in the 3DMark demo.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.43 for improved hardware detection.
  • Russian localization


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Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
Futuremark benchmarks use a component called SystemInfo to identify the hardware in your system. This patch updates SystemInfo to version 4.42.

SystemInfo 4.42
  • Updated CPUID module for improved hardware detection.
  • Updated GPU detection module for improved compatibility with the latest GPUs.
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We have a special update for you to end the year. Starting today, the 3DMark Holiday Beta is your chance to try some of the new features coming to 3DMark in 2016.


Explore classic 3DMark scenes in VR



Join the Holiday Beta and experience an interactive preview of VRMark, our upcoming virtual reality benchmark. In this exclusive preview, you can move freely within one of VRMark's test environments. Get up close to four classic 3DMark scenes in VR with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But don't worry if you don't have a headset. The VRMark Preview works with your monitor too. The VRMark preview is for entertainment only. It does not produce a score.


Try 3DMark's new interface for 2016



3DMark grows bigger every year with new tests. Since launch, we've added Fire Strike Ultra, Sky Diver, and the API Overhead feature test. With more tests coming soon, we've created a new UI for 2016 that's faster, more flexible and more intuitive. The new Home screen shows the recommended benchmark for your system. No more guessing which benchmark is right for your PC. You can install and run other tests from the Benchmarks screen.


More flexibility, faster downloads, smaller updates



We've also rebuilt the internals of the 3DMark app. You can now download, install and update benchmarks independently. This makes the initial download much smaller. And it means you can choose to install only the tests you need. Say goodbye to massive downloads with every update.


How to join the 3DMark Holiday Beta

The beta is open to everyone who owns the paid version of 3DMark on Steam. Sorry, demo users. To join the beta, follow the steps in our community post.

The benchmarks have not changed. You can use the Holiday Beta to test your PC and compare scores as usual. You can leave the beta and revert to the public version of 3DMark at any time.


How to give feedback and report problems

For any issues with the new interface, or with the VRMark Preview, please add a reply to this post in the 3DMark Steam Community. For a list of known issues, click here.

You can get support for any other 3DMark problems through our support page and in the 3DMark community on Steam.


Happy holidays

From all of us at Futuremark, thank you for a great year. See you in 2016!


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Nov 12, 2015
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
Futuremark benchmarks use a component called SystemInfo to identify the hardware in your system. This patch updates SystemInfo to version 4.41.

SystemInfo 4.41
  • Updated CPUID module for improved hardware detection.
  • Updated GPU detection module for improved compatibility with the latest GPUs.
  • Fixed a GPU switching compatibility issue affecting laptops with AMD discrete graphics that could cause a Stop error (blue screen).
Aug 20, 2015
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
Futuremark benchmarks use a component called SystemInfo to identify the hardware in your system. This patch updates SystemInfo to version 4.40.

SystemInfo 4.40
  • Updated CPUID module for improved hardware detection and Windows 10 compatibility.
  • Updated GPU detection module for improved compatibility with the latest GPUs.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause 3DMark to fail when running on a Limited User account.
  • Fixed an issue when uninstalling SystemInfo using the Modern UI settings panel in Windows 10.
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are unaffected. Note that while Windows 10 is in development there may be unforeseeable compatibility problems with some hardware configurations.

3DMark Windows v1.5.915
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.39 for improved detection of upcoming hardware from AMD and Intel.
  • API Overhead feature test updated to work with Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10130.

Known issues
  • AMD Catalyst Driver 15.200.1023.5 for Windows 10 has an issue that prevents the DirectX 12 API Overhead test from working on Radeon R9 280, Radeon HD 79xx series, and Radeon HD 78xx series graphics cards. We expect AMD to fix the issue with its next driver update.
  • Intel HD Graphics Driver 10.18.15.4204 for Windows 10 does not appear to have working full screen DirectX 12 support. We are investigating this issue for a future update.
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
Futuremark benchmarks use a component called SystemInfo to identify the hardware in your system. This patch updates SystemInfo to version 4.37.

SystemInfo 4.37
  • Improved CPU clock speed reporting.
  • Improved stability.
Apr 24, 2015
Community Announcements - FM_kingkatt
This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are unaffected.

3DMark Windows v1.5.893
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the API Overhead feature test to hang on Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10061.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Steam Achievements from being unlocked.

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