Download 3DMarkBasic edition for Windows- 3DMark is the world's most popular benchmark. 3DMark is the latest release of a benchmark designed to measure the performance of computer hardware, this update adds the new DirectX 12 Time Spy benchmark.
This version includes different tests, each designed for a specific type of hardware ranging from smartphones to high-performance gaming PCs. 3DMark works by running intensive graphical and computational tests on your hardware. The more powerful your hardware, the smoother the tests will run. Don't be surprised if your frame rates are low as 3DMark tests are very demanding. Each test gives a score, which you can use to compare similar devices and systems.
3DMark Time Spy Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of our Benchmark Development Program, 3DMark Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built "the right way" from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. DirectX 12, introduced with Windows 10, is a low-level graphics API that reduces processor overhead. With less overhead and better utilization of modern GPU hardware, a DirectX 12 game engine can draw more objects, textures and effects to the screen. How much more? Take a look at the table below that compares Time Spy with Fire Strike, a high-end DirectX 11 test. 3DMark works by running intensive graphical and computational tests on your hardware. The more powerful your hardware, the smoother the tests will run. Don't be surprised if your frame rates are low as 3DMark tests are very demanding. Each test gives a score, which you can use to compare similar devices and systems. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, 3DMark Time Spy is the ideal benchmark for testing the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards.
3DMark - The Gamer's Benchmark
3DMark is a popular benchmarking application used by millions of gamers, hundreds of hardware review sites and many leading technology companies. With its wide range of benchmarks, you can benchmark everything from tablets and laptops to the latest high-end 4K gaming PCs. Time Spy is available as a free update for all Windows editions of 3DMark, including 3DMark Basic Edition and the Steam demo.
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This is a minor update to fix problems reported by some users. Benchmark scores are not affected with one exception - see the section about Fire Strike Custom runs below for details.
SystemInfo module updated to 4.48 for improved compatibility with the latest hardware.
The video RAM check that warns if your system may not be able to run a test now accepts extra main RAM beyond the minimum requirement as VRAM for integrated graphics.
We've added a DETAILS button to the panel for the Recommended test on the Benchmarks screen to make it easier to find more information and the settings for the test. This is also where you find the option to enable or disable the demo for each test.
Fixed Fire Strike Custom run settings
Unfortunately, the previous version of 3DMark used an incorrect setting for Fire Strike Custom runs that resulted in slightly lower than expected scores. Fire Strike Custom run results from 3DMark v2.1.2852 should not be compared with this latest version nor with any other version of 3DMark. The standard Fire Strike benchmark run was not affected, nor were Fire Strike Extreme and Fire Strike Ultra.
Restored the control for volumetric illumination sample count setting on the Fire Strike Custom run screen, which was missing in the previous version.
Fixed the default value for volumetric illumination sample count for Fire Strike Custom runs. In 3DMark v2.1.2852, Fire Strike Custom run used an incorrect default setting of 1.5. This has been reverted to 1.0, which is the correct value for the test.
Fixed an issue that could prevent the in-app update from working properly.
Fixed an issue that prevented Sky Diver from starting on 32-bit Windows.
Fixed an issue that caused Time Spy to crash when scaling mode was set to Stretched.
Fixed an issue that could cause result parsing to fail on complex systems with lots of devices due to the unusually large data set generated by the SystemInfo scan.
Fixed an issue that caused the installation to fail if the unzipped installer content resided in a path that included a folder name with a space.
Time Spy fails to run on multi-GPU systems with Windows 10 build 10240, but this is not the fault of the benchmark. You must upgrade Windows 10 to build 10586 (“November Update”) or later to enable multi-GPU configurations to work.
Installing the 3DMark app and the DLC test data to the same folder is not a supported configuration. The latest version will prevent you from installing both to the same folder. If you currently have 3DMark and the DLC test data installed to the same custom folder you will need to uninstall 3DMark then reinstall the latest version using the full installer.
What are the system requirements?
The DirectX 12 test requires a PC running an up-to-date version of Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 10041 or later), 4 GB of system memory, and DirectX feature level 11_0 compatible hardware with at least at least 1 GB of graphics memory.
The Mantle test requires 4 GB of system memory and AMD hardware that supports the Mantle API.
The DirectX 11 test requires DirectX feature level 11_0 compatible hardware with at least 1 GB of graphics memory and 4 GB of system memory.
On Windows, this version of 3DMark is the first to include tests for DirectX 12, 11, DirectX 10, and DirectX 9 level hardware within one application.
This update fixes an issue in the GUI that could cause benchmark scores to be marginally lower than expected. You'll find the details in the release notes below