3DMark Basic Edition

3DMark Basic Edition 1.3.708

Whether you're gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, laptop, desktop, or a high performance gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your device.

June 11, 2014
Freeware
Windows (all)
1.5 GB
5,286
50
(15 votes)

Whether you're gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, laptop, desktop, or a high performance gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your type of device. 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.

  • The world's most popular benchmark.
  • An all new version of the world's most popular benchmark.
  • Includes three stunning tests for DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 hardware.
  • Test everything from tablets to gaming PCs.
  • Includes Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike.
  • Compare scores across Windows, Android and iOS.
  • Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
  • Free online account to manage your results.

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. Fire Strike will only be available in the Windows editions of 3DMark initially.

  • Designed for high-performance gaming PCs.
  • Extreme preset for multi-GPU systems.
  • Stunning DirectX 11 showcase graphics.

Cloud Gate is a new test that is designed for Windows notebooks and typical home PCs. Cloud Gate includes two graphics tests and a physics test. Cloud Gate uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10 making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware. Cloud Gate will only be available in the Windows editions of 3DMark initially.

  • Designed for typical home PCs and notebooks.
  • DirectX 11 engine supporting DirectX 10 hardware.
  • Includes two graphics tests and a physics test.

Ice Storm works to test the performance of your smartphone, tablet, ultra-portable notebook or entry level PC. Ice Storm includes two graphics tests focusing on GPU performance and a physics test for measuring CPU performance. On Windows, Ice Storm uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 9. On Android and iOS, Ice Storm uses OpenGL ES 2.0. You can compare scores across platforms.

  • Designed for the widest range of hardware.
  • Includes two graphics tests and a physics test.
  • Compare scores across Windows, Android and iOS.

What's New:

This is a major update that adds Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. Sky Diver is ideal for testing systems with mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, integrated graphics and other DirectX 11 hardware that cannot achieve double-digit frame rates in Fire Strike.

Improved

  • You can now run benchmarks individually in 3DMark Basic Edition.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.29 for improved hardware detection.

Compatibility

On Windows 7, Service Pack 1 is required for 3DMark version 1.3.XXX onwards. Professional Edition only

The filenames of the .3dmdef definition files used for running 3DMark from the command line have changed with this release. You may need to update your existing scripts if using automation.

Sky Driver Test

Sky Diver is a new DirectX 11 benchmark test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. It's ideal for testing mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, integrated graphics and other systems that cannot achieve double-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.

Together, Sky Diver and Fire Strike let you test the full range of DirectX 11 graphics hardware. Fire Strike is equivalent to testing a system with a modern DirectX 11 game on ultra-high settings. Sky Diver is more like running a game on normal settings. As a general guide:

  • If a system scores less than 2800 in Fire Strike you should run Sky Diver.
  • If a system scores more than 12000 in Sky Diver, you should run Fire Strike.

Please note that Sky Diver and Fire Strike scores are not directly comparable.