Download 3DMarkBasic edition - 3DMark is the latest release of a benchmark designed to measure the performance of computer hardware. This version includes three 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.
Hot on the heels of all the hardware announcements at Computex, our new 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark test is ready to download and use today. Every single 3DMark user - more than a million and counting - will get Sky Diver as a free update. For new users, Sky Diver is unlocked and ready to use in all editions of 3DMark.
There has been much talk this year of new graphics APIs that let developers code 'close to the metal.' And though it's natural to think of the GPU, the benefits of APIs with lower overhead are actually achieved by making better use of multi-core CPUs to streamline code execution and eliminate software bottlenecks, particularly for draw calls.
A draw call happens when the CPU tells the GPU to draw an object on the screen. Games typically make thousands of draw calls per frame, but each one creates performance-limiting overhead for the CPU.
As the number of draw calls rises, graphics engines become limited by API overhead. New APIs like DirectX 12 and Mantle reduce that overhead allowing more draw calls. With more draw calls, a game engine can draw more objects, textures and effects to the screen.
How does the 3DMark API Overhead feature test work? The 3DMark API Overhead feature test measures API performance by making a steadily increasing number of draw calls. The result of the test is the maximum number of draw calls per second achieved by each API before the frame rate drops below 30 fps.
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.
Release notes: 3DMark Windows v1.5.884 March 26, 2015
This major update adds the API Overhead feature test, 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.
Compare DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle with the new API Overhead Feature Test, available in 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition.
Added Feature Test selection screen.
Improved formatting of larger scores to make them more readable.
Result screen automatically shows FPS after running a single test.
Fixed a bug that could cause the Sky Diver demo to hang at the cave entrance scene.
The new 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With three all new tests you can bench everything from lightweight tablets to the latest gaming desktops. And it's not just for Windows. With 3DMark you can compare your scores with Android and iOS devices too. It's the most powerful and flexible 3DMark Futuremark has ever created.
Futuremark will offer three versions:
3DMark Basic Edition - FREE
Includes all three tests: Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike.
Test everything from tablets to gaming PCs.
Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
Free online account to manage your results.
3DMark Advanced Edition - $24.99
Run each test individually for faster benchmarking.
Unlock the Fire Strike Extreme preset for extreme hardware.
Explore your PC's performance limits with custom settings.
Use benchmark looping for stability testing and burning in.
Get in-depth insights with interactive performance graphs.
Automatically save your results offline.
3DMark Professional Edition -$995.00
Licensed for business and commercial use.
Command line automation.
Image Quality Tool.
Private offline results option.
Export results as XML.
Complete Windows benchmarking toolkit On Windows, this version of 3DMark is the first to include tests for DirectX 11, DirectX 10, and DirectX 9 level hardware within one application. All three tests, even those targeting DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 compatible hardware are powered by modern DirectX 11 engines using Direct3D feature levels. The new 3DMark is best and most versatile benchmark we have ever created.