The 3DMark CPU Profile, as UL Benchmarks decided to name it, brings a new approach to CPU benchmarking and instead of giving out a single number, it shows how CPU performance scales across cores and threads used. It uses six tests, each using a different number of threads, ranging from maximum available (32, 16, 8, 4, 2) and ending with a single-threaded test.
According to UL Benchmarks, such testing methodology and those results will allow users to benchmark and compare PUC performance at different core/thread levels as well as provide a better way to compared different CPU models by looking at the results from thread levels they have in common.
It is also worth mentioning that each of the six tests produces a score that is comparable across tests, and the result list also shows you both how your scores compare with the best scores for that CPU as well as the performance levels you should expect for the CPU, also called the median score.
The 3DMark CPU Profile also includes a hardware monitoring chart that shows the change of CPU clock frequency and CPU temperature while tests were running.
As noted, the 3DMark CPU Profile is available now as a free update for 3DMark Advanced Edition, and also as a free update for 3DMark Professional Edition customers with a valid annual license.
You can check out more over at the UL Benchmarks 3DMark website.