Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 08 February 2013 11:25

3DMark Fire Strike benchmark reviewed

Written by Sanjin Rados

thumb

Review: A new benchmark... for benchmarks

For the first time ever, a Futuremark benchmark is available as a cross-platform solution. This means you can use 3DMark and measure the performance of hardware running Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS, allowing you to directly compare scores across all four platforms. At the moment 3DMark supports only Windows-based systems but we expect to see it fully functional later in Q1, 2013. As always, the benchmark is available in three Editions, Basic, Advanced and Professional Edition.

tablet

Today we will focus only on 3DMark’s Fire Strike benchmark test targeting high-end gaming PCs. Fire Strike is available in all 3DMark versions including the free Basic Edition. 

3DMark Basic Edition is not what we'd call appropriate for hardware reviewers because this edition will not allow you to run tests individually; you must run all tests together and this will be time consuming. Worse, each benchmark test includes a demo which will not display any performance results but you can disable it only in paid versions of 3DMark.

In 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions each benchmark test can be run separately, and additionaly you can use custom settings, benchmark looping for stability testing or create interactive peformance graphs.

3dmark-professional

For high end gaming PCs, only the Fire Strike benchmark test is relevant. Using Fire Strike's Extreme preset is a good way of making high-performance PCs cry for mommy. The extreme preset is a full DirectX 11 benchmark made for high-end systems with multiple GPUs and it is not available in 3DMark Basic edition.

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
(Page 1 of 8)
Last modified on Sunday, 17 February 2013 22:00
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments