“The new 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With three all new tests you can bench everything from smartphones and tablets, to notebooks and home PCs, to the latest high-end, multi-GPU gaming desktops. And it’s not just for Windows. With 3DMark you can compare your scores with Android and iOS devices too. It’s the most powerful and flexible 3DMark we’ve ever created.
Fire Strike is our new showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.”
3D Mark 2013 Ice Storm
3D Mark 2013 Cloud Gate
3D Mark 2013 FireStrike
The two 3DMark tests that I tend to run (namely Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme) are aimed at pushing mainstream and high-end gaming systems to their limits. As we know, this system is not designed for that purpose, so instead I’ve chosen to run the Ice Storm and Cloud Gate workloads, which are better suited for this type of system.