3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware in one app including Night Raid, the latest DirectX 12 benchmark test.
After testing, you can then compare your score with 3DMark users worldwide to see where your system stands – or stands out.
The one you see here is the Windows version, but 3DMark is not just for Windows anymore. You can compare your scores with Android and iOS devices too. Gaming has moved to multiple formats; Smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, and 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for each device. It now adds Night Raid, a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for notebooks, laptops, and tablets with integrated graphics. Night Raid also has native ARM support for the latest Always Connected PCs powered by Windows 10 on ARM.
Along with new tests, 3DMark 2.x has a new faster and more flexible interface. If storage space is a problem, 3DMark can recommend the best benchmark for your system. You ten can download and install only what you need – this can save a ton of space.
This version of 3DMark includes a preview of VRMark, which is an upcoming product designed to test virtual reality systems and also includes Fire Strike Ultra test for those lucky enough to have 4K gaming PCs.
Fire Strike Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark feature developed for today’s high-performance gaming computers. It is the most technical and ambitious benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with details and complexity superior to what other benchmarks are offering these days.
Fire Strike Extreme 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme is an improved version of Fire Strike developed for sophisticated multi-GPU systems (SLI or Crossfire) and future generations of hardware. Additionally, to raising the rendering resolution, supplementary visual quality enhancements increase the rendering load to guarantee precise performance analysis for truly extreme hardware setups.
Fire Strike Ultra Can your computer handle the first 4K gaming benchmark in the world? Fire Strike Ultra’s 4K UHD rendering method is 4 times bigger than the 1080p resolution used in Fire Strike before. A 4K resolution monitor is not necessary, but your graphics card must have a minimum of 3 GB of memory to run this greatly demanding benchmark.
Night Raid (NEW) is a DirectX 12 benchmark for mobile computing devices with integrated graphics and low-power platforms powered by Windows 10 on ARM. Run Night Raid 3DMark 2019 Latest to test and compare laptops, notebooks, tablets, and the latest Always Connected PCs. The test is especially suitable for DirectX 12 systems that cannot achieve high frame rates in the more demanding Time Spy benchmark.
Time Spy is a showcase DirectX 12 benchmark test for high-performance gaming PCs running Windows 10. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up to support new features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal benchmark for testing DirectX 12 performance. DirectX 12 benchmark for Windows 10. Renders at 2560 × 1440 resolution. Includes a Demo, Graphics tests, and a CPU test.
Sky Diver is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. Use it to benchmark systems with mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics. It is especially suitable for systems that cannot achieve more than single-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.
Cloud Gate is designed for Windows notebooks and typical home PCs with integrated graphics. The benchmark uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10 making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware.
Ice Storm – Use 3DMark 2019 Ice Storm to compare basic tablets and smartphones. Ice Storm includes two Graphics tests to measure GPU performance and a Physics test to stress CPU performance. Ice Storm uses DirectX 11 feature level 9 on Windows. On Android and iOS, it uses OpenGL ES 2.0. You can compare scores across platforms.
API Overhead feature test – Games make thousands of draw calls per frame, but each one creates performance-limiting overhead for the CPU. APIs with less overhead can handle more draw calls and produce richer visuals. The 3D Mark API Overhead feature test is an independent test for comparing the performance of Vulkan, DirectX 12 and DirectX 11. See how many draws calls your PC can handle with each API before the frame rate drops below 30 FPS.
Stress testing is a good way to check the reliability and stability of your system after buying or building a new PC, upgrading your graphics card, or overclocking your GPU. It can help you identify faulty hardware or a need for better cooling. If your GPU crashes, hangs or produces visual artifacts during the test, it may indicate a reliability or stability problem. If it overheats and shuts down, you may need more cooling in your computer.
Time Spy Extreme is a new 4K DirectX 12 benchmark test, available in 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions. You don’t need a 4K monitor to run it, but you will need a GPU with at least 4 GB of dedicated memory. With its 4K Ultra HD rendering resolution, Time Spy Extreme is an ideal benchmark test for the latest high-end graphics cards. The CPU test has been redesigned to let processors with 8 or more cores perform to their full potential.
It supports a wide range of devices.
The free version only accounts for giving a score.
Tests are conceived to be compatible with different kinds of computers.
The free version includes benchmarks for Time Spy, Night Raid, Fire Strike, Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, and Ice Storm. Starting at $29.99 (Advanced Edition) you are further provided with the following:
Time Spy Extreme
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Ultra
API Overhead feature test
Custom benchmark settings
Install tests independently
Skip demo option
Save results offline
3DMark has a long history of being the top choice for a gamer’s benchmark, well it was probably the only choice anyway