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Mostly Positive (29) - 72% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 21, 2024

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This content requires the base application 3DMark on Steam in order to run.

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About This Content

This DLC is free for all owners of 3DMark and includes two benchmarks:
  • Steel Nomad
  • Steel Nomad Light

3DMark Steel Nomad is a cross-platform, non-raytraced benchmark for high-end gaming PCs and Macs. It uses the DirectX 12 API on Windows.
3DMark Steel Nomad Light is designed for lightweight PCs. It’s a lighter version of Steel Nomad, also using DirectX 12 on Windows.

Steel Nomad uses graphics technologies just like your favorite new game titles to give you a good idea of how your system will run the latest heavy PC games. Succeeding the massively popular 3DMark Time Spy benchmark, Steel Nomad runs at a 4k resolution and adds new graphics technologies like volumetric skies and procedural grass. New implementations of graphics techniques such as volume illumination, ambient occlusion, and depth-of-field makes the sun-scorched setting of Steel Nomad display some of the best PC benchmarking visuals to date, especially with HDR enabled.

Set at night, with the desert basin flooded by a vast lake, Steel Nomad Light is more accessible for lightweight and portable systems, lowering the resolution to 1440p and removing or reducing the most demanding graphical techniques used in Steel Nomad.

Steel Nomad Stress Test
The Steel Nomad stress test lets you easily find out how your PC’s gaming performance may change over longer gaming sessions. Stress tests run for 20 minutes to give time for a typical system’s component temperatures to stabilize. You’ll want to make sure your device hasn’t been running any benchmarks or games before you start the stress test to prevent heat from previous tasks affecting your run, though.

Stress tests give you a score for how consistent your frame rate was, and graphs showing how component frequencies and system temperatures changed during the test. Using these results can help identify whether your system performance is being throttled and help you identify potential causes such as inadequate cooling.

Explorer Mode
Explorer mode lets you freely explore the benchmark scene. Change benchmark graphics settings to find how different techniques affect visuals, tweak camera settings to create the perfect screenshot, or explore the scene to discover hidden secrets celebrating many of our benchmarks released over the last 25 years.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows 11 or Windows 10, 64-bit (Version 21H2 or later)
    • Processor:1.8 GHz dual-core with SSSE3 support
    • System Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 12*
    • Graphics Memory:6 GB VRAM**
    • Storage:1.4 GB space (Shared with Steel Nomad Light)

    *Feature level 12.0 capable GPU and shader model 6.0
    **For systems with integrated GPUs, you need at least 16GB of system RAM, as the iGPU shares system RAM.

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