3DMark benchmarking app comes to iOS, allows for Windows, Android comparisons

By on September 10, 2013, 3:30 PM
windows, android, ios, futuremark, 3dmark, performance, comparison, pcmark 8, benchmarking

Futuremark released its performance benchmarking app 3DMark for Android back in April, and now the company has launched the iOS version previously listed as "coming soon."

Traditionally used in the PC world, 3DMark is a free app that records and archives various performance data. With the addition of the iOS version, users can compare various performance results of Apple devices, including what the company unvieled today, against smartphones and tablets running Android and Windows.

Based on CPU and GPU performance, 3DMark for iOS offers up to 3 different benchmark tracking modes. The first of which is called the Ice Storm test, followed by the more involved Ice Storm Extreme and a new addition referred to as Ice Storm Unlimited. The new mode allows for detailed and direct chip-to-chip comparisons.

You won't need to gather all of the comparison data yourself though, you can compare your device's results with 3DMark scores from all the most popular smartphones and tablets within the app itself and on Futuremark's online Best Mobile Devices chart.

You can download 3DMark for free from the App Store right now. Keep in mind it is not compatible with iPod touch 4th Generation, and it requires iOS 6.0 or later with 174MB if free storage space.

Futuremark also released the latest version of its PC benchmarking application PCMark 8 back in June. The latest version includes new battery measurement tests, as well as data regarding the performance of specific applications and SSD/hybrid storage devices.

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