Legacy 3DMARK Benchmarks Now Free for Everyone

Legacy 3DMARK Benchmarks Now Free for Everyone

Legacy 3DMARK Benchmarks are Now Free for Everyone


We at OC3D never like to see a good piece of software die, whether it be the online component of a game or an MMO getting it's servers shut down  or when an older OS's like windows XP is put to rest in that big cload of 1's and 0's in the sky.  

Futuremark, the creators of the popular benchmarking tools, 3DMARK and PCMARK have decided to not let their legacy software fade quietly into the night, instead making their retired/ unsupported benchmarks free to use by anyone who is willing to.

While these benchmarks are simply too old to properly test new hardware they are a great look into the PC platform's graphical past, showing DirectX 6 in 3DMARK 99 all the way to DirectX 9 in 3DMARK06. When each of these benchmarks were created they brought the newest and most powerful PCs to their knees, oh my how far we have come in 15 years. 


These benchmarks are provided for entertainment only. They may not work with current operating systems and online services may have been retired. We recommend using the latest versions of 3DMark and PCMark to test modern hardware and devices.

These benchmarks are no longer supported by Futuremark, however, companies that need information can contact our sales team for assistance. Individuals should visit our forums for help and advice from our community.


Legacy 3DMARK Benchmarks Now Free for Everyone  

It is great to see this software being given a second like like this and not being simply cast into the darkness that is the past. While I have focused on the older iterations of 3DMARK here, remember that PCMARK05, PCMARK04 and PCMARK2002 are also free to use. 

You can download these legacy benchmarks here on Futuremark's website. 


Are any of you going to give these legacy benchmarks a try? You can join the discussion on the older version of 3DMARK and PCMARK becoming free to use on the OC3D Forums. 


Special thanks to Dicehunter for bringing this to my attention. 



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Most Recent Comments

29-06-2015, 12:15:53

Damien c
Would be interesting to see some of the scores on newer hardware, but I don't think I can be bothered really running them.Quote

29-06-2015, 12:22:58

Dark NighT
I will run 2003 and post results for others to compare.





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