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3DMark

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.

3DMark is for gamers, overclockers and system builders who want to get the most out of their hardware. When you buy 3DMark on Steam you unlock all tests, settings, and features.

  • Unlock the Fire Strike Ultra and Fire Strike Extreme benchmark tests.
  • Check the stability of your overclocks with benchmark looping.
  • Find your PC’s performance limits with custom benchmark settings.
  • Get in-depth insights with hardware monitoring graphs.
  • Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with the API Overhead test.
  • 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 basic tablets and smartphones

Use Ice Storm, Ice Storm Extreme, and Ice Storm Unlimited to compare smartphones and tablets running Windows, Android, and iOS. Ice Storm uses DirectX 11 feature level 9. 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

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.VRMark Preview
Is your PC ready for VR?

Experience 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.
Requirements:

  • OS:Windows Vista*
  • Processor:1.8 GHz dual-core
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 9**
  • Storage:3 GB space

Please refer to the DLC pages for the system requirements for each individual benchmark test.

* 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.

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