3D Mark - Crossplatform Benchmark

The Tests

3D Mark

The Tests

The amount of customisation available for each test is far advanced from the earlier versions of 3D Mark. Ice Storm is so gentle that you could maximise the sliders on a toaster and achieve a smooth experience, whereas only the most foolhardy would try to do so with the Fire Strike benchmark. Each benchmark stresses a certain element. So, for example, Ice Storm test 1 has loads of vertices and few pixel processing overheads, whereas test 2 is the opposite. Cloud Gate, apart from looking eerily familiar to anyone who has spent time in Egosofts X games, tests shaders and geometry. Fire Strike, as you'd expect, adds yet more complications with dynamic lighting and particles. 

DirectX 9 seemed so amazing when it was first around, yet now it's akin to watching Toy Story 1 after seeing Brave. Of course the eye candy doesn't come without a price, and Fire Strike will bring almost any system to its knees quite happily. Which we expect from a Futuremark benchmark. We're salivating at the thought of what future hardware will finally render this particular test meaningless in the same way that Proxycon is on current hardware. 

3D Mark     3D Mark  

3D Mark     3D Mark 


These were taken on a GTX590 @ 1920x1080x4AA, so the scores at the bottom should give you some idea how quickly the demands upon your system ramp up.

Ice Storm DX9

3D Mark     3D Mark  

Cloud Gate DX10

3D Mark     3D Mark  

Fire Strike DX11

3D Mark     3D Mark  



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Most Recent Comments

07-02-2013, 14:34:44

Wow... that extreme test... *drools a little*... *snaps out of it* Definitely gonna need to make a monster rig to run that one decently... O_O

The race for world's biggest ePeen BEGINS!!!Quote

07-02-2013, 15:29:09

I purchased 3dmark on steam a couple of hours after release thinking I'd be just be steamrolling this benchmark like with 3dmark11, but I found myself jaw-dropped by how demanding this benchmark was (talking about Fire Strike ofc), not to mention the Extreme Fire Strike Test.....

With my Two GTX 670s at 1254MHz core and 1552MHz on my memory and a 2600K at 4,7GHz I managed to push out these scores:


Now, what I really wonder is how this benchmark will perform on an overkill 3D-rig "hint hint Tom".Quote

07-02-2013, 15:52:40

Hi, Got this program last night and thought I would put a link up to my score to see how it compares with other members??


07-02-2013, 15:54:29

I was inspired to make my own "first look" video on 3DMark. I do loads of game play videos but this is the first one like this I have done so I would love some input...


08-02-2013, 15:07:58

Im still getting issues on my sli gtx 580's keeps crashing on firestrike hope they fix it soon.Quote

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