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3DMark for Windows Arrives on February 4
Author: Cássio LimaDate: January 31, 2013 - 1:44 PM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.futuremark.com/3dmark

The Windows version of the new Futuremark’s 3DMark is finally complete and ready for release. The launch will be on Monday, February 4, 2013. The company did not announce release dates for its Android, iOS, and Windows RT versions.

3DMark uses a combination of in-app features and online web services to help users better understand their hardware. For components that support it, 3DMark records FPS, GPU and CPU temperatures as well as CPU power and clock speed during the benchmark run.

The graphs are interactive too. You can zoom in, change the scale and pan the chart to focus on a specific part of the benchmark run. You can click on the lines to get the numbers for that point in time, a useful way for overclockers to check peak temperatures during the benchmark run, for example.

The Windows PC version of the suite includes the Fire Strike DirectX 11 and Cloud Gate DirectX 10 game tests.

Fire Strike is a new DirectX 11 benchmark for high-performance gaming PCs. It features real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.

Using a multi-threaded DirectX 11 engine, Fire Strike includes two graphics tests, a physics test and a combined test designed to stress the CPU and GPU at the same time. 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions include an additional Extreme preset for high-end systems with multiple GPUs. Initially, Fire Strike will be available only in the Windows editions of 3DMark.



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