Last week the guys over at PCWorld got their hands on the latest 3DMark test that actually shows how much more efficient the Windows 10-only API than its predecessor DirectX 11. Microsoft has said that DirectX 12 should have more than double the performance of the current DirectX 11 API, but looking at these results it shows quite a lot more!
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 is supposed to launch on the 22nd of this month, but it looks like performance numbers of the card have been leaked out! The performance numbers come from Chinese PC community PCEVA. It looks like the card was installed on a test-bed that was driven by a Core i7-4770K that was overclocked to 4.50 GHz.
4K gaming seems to be gaining some traction lately, because of this Futuremark has updated their latest version of 3DMark with the world’s first 4K Ultra HD benchmark called Fire Strike Ultra.
With NVIDIA’s new second-generation Maxwell-based graphics cards out for a few weeks we were waiting for the insane overclocks and benchmarks scores and now we have a world record 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme score by a heavily overclocked GeForce GTX 980.
Futuremark today announced 3DMark Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 benchmark test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. 3DMark Sky Diver is the ideal test for benchmarking systems with mainstream DirectX 11 graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics.
Futuremark is kicking off their first overclocking competition using their new 3DMark Benchmark. The contest is sponsored by Galaxy and KFA2. For the next four week overclockers can submit their highest scores in 3DMark’s Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike benchmark tests. The contest has more than $16,000 worth of prizes, including limited edition 3DMark Fire Strike monster statues not available anywhere else. The only catch is you need to use a GALAXY or KFA2 graphics card to submit your results.
Futuremark has updated 3DMark 11 to version 1.0.4. This new updates makes 3DMark 11 fully compatible with Windows 8. This update also addresses compatibility issues and a few uncommon bugs. This update does not effect scores so scores from this version can be compared to 3DMark 11 v1.0.3. You can download the update from Futuremark directly or if you have 3DMark 11 installed using Steam it will update on the restart of the steam client.
Futuremark’s latest gaming benchmark 3DMark is now available to download. This time they have simply gone with “3DMark” (the last version was 3DMark 11) as it seems this version is more of a reboot. This all new 3DMark is a collection of three independent benchmark suites, each with its own demos, game tests, physics tests, and combined tests, and scoring.
Futuremark is putting the final touches on their latest version of 3DMark. Today they released a trailer video and screenshots of the “Fire Strike” game test which was recorded at 2560 x 1440 and you can watch it at that resolution. Not only does the trailer look awesome, but this game test will really push your graphics card. The test uses tessellation, dynamic particle illumination and shadowing. Read on to check out the video and screenshots.
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