I’m a massive fan of Futuremark. I regularly use their various benchmarking software to test the superpowers of PC, laptops and hard drives. PCMark7 and 3DMark11 are some of the most trusted benchmarks in the industry. But that’s not all the company does. They are a full game studio having made PC and mobile games. Plus they offer other benchmark tools for mobile device.
Well the boys and girls from the “future” have decided to condense it all into a single all-encompassing benchmark utility that can test the performance of devices across multiple platforms. This includes, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and various mobile devices in between, provided they are running on of the supported operating software platforms.
Futuremark had this to say,
For the first time ever, 3DMark is going to help you measure the performance of Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS devices with scores that can be directly compared across all four platforms. Not only will it be our first cross-platform 3DMark, but on Windows it will also help you test all hardware from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11 with one application.
With three separate tests you will be able to use 3DMark with everything from smartphones and tablets, to notebooks and home PCs, to the latest high-end, multi-GPU gaming desktops. In our opinion it is best and most versatile benchmark we have ever created.
Fire Strike DX11 Benchmark Test
Here we have a quick test demo showing off the latest Direct 11 benchmark to be featured in the upcoming multifaceted 3DMark.
The new edition of 3DMark will available in early 2013 from Futuremark.
Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.