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3DMark for Android: Tested on Several Popular Android Devices
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 8:01A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futuremark tunes into the mobile world with 3DMark for Android, benchmarking just became a whole lot cooler for smartphones and tablets."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

3DMark for Android @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 8:01A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
3DMark for Android @ HardwareHeaven.com Today Futuremark are releasing, for free, a version of 3DMark which runs on Android (3.0 and above). This is their next step in allowing us to compare the latest mobile devices to each other with iOS support to follow soon. We have had some time with the new Android edition of 3DMark and today we have a selection of benchmark results from various devices as well as some information on the software itself."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Unigine Valley 1.0 Benchmark Tool Walk Through
     Sat, Mar 30 2013 | 12:09P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you can see, the tests are very consistent within the same preset. The average distance from the average score is just 0.49% for the Basic preset, 0.66% for the Extreme, and 0.05% for the Extreme HD. It does not take careful statistical analysis to recognize that this is significant consistency, which is quite important for the use of this benchmark."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Benchmark Tool Walk Through
     Sat, Mar 30 2013 | 9:16A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If there is one critique I can make about the Heaven benchmark, it is the heavy use of tessellation. By heavy, I really mean excessive, because the difference between elements with the tessellation on and off can be staggering. The most extreme examples of this are the dragon statue and the stairs. Without tessellation, the stairs are actually simple ramps without any step-geometry. With tessellation enabled, they become actual stairs. The dragon on the other hand shifts from something that you could also see as being a pet, with its relatively smooth body, into a viciously spiked nightmare."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Bench/Test Tables Listing @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 11:55A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we made a list of all - hopefully - Bench/Test tables around the world sorted by manufacturer with pics, specs and prices. If you think or see some that are missing or if you spot mistakes, please leave a comment and we will add/fix it as soon as possible."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

3DMark 2013 Graphics Cards Performance Review
     Mon, Mar 18 2013 | 12:02P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to talk about the new graphics suite for video cards testing. Let’s see how fast Nvidia’s and AMD’s entire line-ups of products will perform in it.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Hitman: Absolution Benchmarked with AMD EyeFinity at 5760 x 1080
     Sun, Mar 17 2013 | 10:19A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at Hitman: Absolution with Sapphire`s Radeon HD 7970 in both single and multi-monitors in AMD EyeFinity mode up to 5760 x 1080."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
3DMark Review
     Sun, Feb 24 2013 | 6:51P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall this 3DMark is definitely proving to be a powerful tool with its many options, though they are only available to those who purchase a license. Even with the Basic edition though, you have access to the default tests, which is all that matters for comparing results and showing off your graphical prowess. It will be very interesting to see what happens once the mobile device versions are released though; these will usher in a consistent benchmarking tool for the most popular non-console gaming platforms currently available."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

NVIDIA/AMD OpenGL Benchmarks Of Unigine Valley
     Wed, Feb 20 2013 | 9:30A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Continuing in the exclusive coverage of the yet-to-be-released Unigine Valley, here are some initial performance results for this visually-amazing multi-platform tech demo / benchmarks when using the OpenGL 3.2 Core renderer on Ubuntu Linux. A range of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards were used for this initial testing of Unigine Valley. There`s also benchmarks in this article of Unigine Heaven 4.0, which was just released yesterday."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

3DMark 2013 review: 52 graphic cards tested with the new benchmarks
     Mon, Feb 11 2013 | 4:10P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
3DMark has always been a great tool for testing high-end graphics cards, but it has even more to offer now. For the first time 3DMark is not a Windows-only benchmark any longer. Now it's possible to also test Windows RT, Apple iOS and Google Android devices, which makes 3DMark the first true cross-platform tool for measuring and comparing 3D performance.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

The next-gen 3DMark is here we take it for a quick spin around the block
     Sat, Feb 09 2013 | 1:14P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take Futuremark`s new benchmarking software for a spin, how does 3DMark look in 2013?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Testing the new 3DMark and an Interview with Futuremark President Oliver Baltuch
     Fri, Feb 08 2013 | 1:14P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Essentially, while games will very rarely press towards the edges of GPU technology in order to make sure they can run on a variety of systems, synthetic benchmarks can include multiple tests (like graphics tests 1 and 2 in Fire Strike) that can push towards very specific, and very different, edge cases and give you more information. And while some people may debate his assertion that benchmarks like 3DMark can help predict performance in real-world games in 24-36 months time, I am all about getting as much information as possible to our readers."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

3DMark 2013 - Fire Strike trailer / DirectX 11
     Mon, Dec 03 2012 | 11:06A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"For more than 14 years, our 3DMark series has lead the way in advanced real-time rendering. The new 3DMark continues that tradition with a new test called Fire Strike, which uses techniques that are extremely demanding on today's hardware, but which are likely to become commonplace in PC games in two to three years time.

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 you can find in other benchmarks and games today.

The 3DMark Fire Strike trailer shows a short segment taken from the Fire Strike demo using the Extreme preset and rendered natively at 2560x1440 resolution.

Some of the techniques used include tessellation, dynamic particle illumination and shadowing, smoke simulation using grid-based fluid dynamics, volume ray casting with shadows and a wide variety of post processing effects including depth of field, blooms, distortions and various lens effects."

Expect the NEW 3DMark 2013 to drop before the end of the year!

  FULL STORY @ FUTUREMARK

iXBT Labs Review: i3DSpeed July 2012
     Wed, Sep 05 2012 | 9:39A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The i3DSpeed informs you about performance of popular graphics cards and the best price/performance deals in the market. This time we upgraded the testbed, added new benchmarks and the test results of the overclocked GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 560 Ti."
  FULL STORY @ IXBT.COM

Futuremark Lords of Overclocking Contest / MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2012
     Fri, Jul 20 2012 | 4:49P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
JULY 20, 2012 - Futuremark® has announced its fourth annual Lords of Overclocking competition in partnership with MSI, Intel, Kingston and IN WIN. One of the year's most anticipated contests, Lords of Overclocking 2012 will bring together the top overclocking talent from around the world to compete for the final three "money-can't buy" places at the prestigious MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) event in Taipei, Taiwan later this year. Lords of Overclocking 2012 starts July 27, runs until August 23, and is open to everyone with MSI brand mainboards and graphics cards. Prizes, rules and full details can be found on the contest page: http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/MSI-LOC-2012/

With regional qualifying for Master Overclocking Arena now complete, Futuremark's Lords of Overclocking contest is the last chance for overclockers to earn their place in the MOA grand final. With three places up for grabs, contestants will be competing in three separate categories using 3DMark 11, the world's most popular gaming benchmark for DirectX 11 PCs. 3DMark 11 can be downloaded for free from http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/

Winner 1: Highest 3DMark 11 overall score using the Performance preset. Contestants must use a single MSI graphics card and an MSI mainboard.

Winner 2: Highest 3DMark 11 Physics score, a test of pure CPU performance using simulated rigid body physics. Contestants must use an MSI mainboard and graphics card.

Winner 3: Highest 3DMark 11 Graphics score using the Performance preset, a measure of GPU performance. Contestants must use an MSI mainboard and MSI brand graphics cards only. There is no limit to number of GPUs in this category.

Prizes for the top scores entered during each week of the four week long contest include the new "OC Certified" MSI Z77 MPOWER motherboard and the HD 7870 Hawk video card equipped with Military Class III components certified to MIL-STD-810G military standards in seven different categories. Additional prizes from Kingston include HyperX 3K SSDs 90GB and HyperX T1 DDR3-2400 4GBx2 Dual Channel Memory modules, and from IN WIN, a pair of GR one Grey Full Tower and H-Frame ATX PC cases.

While competition for the top scores is sure to be fierce, everyone who submits a qualifying entry score has a chance to win a weekly lucky draw prize chosen from an MSI ZH77A-G43 mainboard, MSI HD 7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC graphics card, In Win Commander III 800W 80Plus Gold power supply or a Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB drive 32GB. There are no limits to the number of times you can enter the contest.

Lord of Overclocking 2012 overclocking contest - July 27 - Aug 23 http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/MSI-LOC-2012/

  FULL STORY @ 3DMARK

Overclock, Benchmark, Backup and Diagnostic Software Tools Roundup
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:41P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ocinside.de overclocking software page got an extensive update with dozens of tools to tune, benchmark and test the PC hardware. If you like to overclock, benchmark, backup, or monitor your PC or if you just like to check your components, this is the right place for you. There are useful older Shareware and Freeware tools, as well as the latest tweaking tools to change the CPU multiplier or increase the FSB and to overclock current nVidia or AMD/ATI video cards in Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, Linux, Mac OS X and so on. Most of the latest programs like e.g. the SiSoftware Sandra Software, Futuremark 3DMark and PCMark benchmark programs are hosted in the most current version on the ocinside.de Servers. The overview contains direct downloads, links to the developers, a small description and the size of the respective software.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

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