Futuremark

​Futuremark is a well-respected provider of computer benchmark applications. Their PCMark and 3DMark benchmarks have been around for almost 20 years, and provide a good indication of the system performance for various workloads. Today, Futuremark is launching PCMark 10, their seventh major update to the PCMark series of benchmarks first launched in 2002. PCMark 10 builds upon the PCMark 8 platform, adds a few workloads and streamlines the rest in order to present a vendor-neutral, complete, and easy-to-use benchmark for home and office environments. Futuremark provided us with a preview copy of the benchmark, and we took it for a test drive. This piece presents some of our impressions with the benchmark, and points out areas where it excels, and where it could do...

Quick Look: Comparing Vulkan & DX12 API Overhead on 3DMark

Earlier this week the crew over at Futuremark released a major update to their API Overhead testing tool, which is built into the larger 3DMark testing suite. The API...

48 by Ryan Smith on 3/25/2017

Evaluating Futuremark's Servermark VDI on the Supermicro SYS-5028D-TN4T

Standardized benchmarks with industry-wide acceptance are a must for evaluating computing systems. These benchmarks may evaluate the system as a whole, or target specific aspects. Vendors such as Futuremark...

17 by Ganesh T S on 9/1/2016

Futuremark Releases 3DMark Time Spy DirectX 12 Benchmark

Today Futuremark is pulling the covers off of their new Time Spy benchmark, which is being released today for all Windows editions of 3DMark. A showcase of sorts of...

75 by Daniel Williams on 7/14/2016

3DMark Adds VRMark Preview and an Updated UI

We now have the release of the high end consumer VR headsets behind us. That sets the stage for a (hopefully) steady flow of software to use with the...

4 by Daniel Williams on 4/7/2016

Futuremark Announces VRMark: A Benchmark For Virtual Reality Systems

Today Futuremark revealed that they are in the process of developing a benchmark for virtual reality hardware and displays. In the same naming style as PCMark and 3DMark, this...

4 by Brandon Chester on 6/10/2015

Exploring DirectX 12: 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test

This week the benchmarking gurus over at Futuremark are releasing their own first run at a DirectX 12 test with their latest update for the 3DMark benchmark. Futuremark has...

113 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 3/27/2015

UL Acquires Futuremark, Expanding into Benchmarking Services

Earlier this week, in something of an unexpected move, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Futuremark announced that UL had acquired the benchmarking company, signaling their expansion into the software development...

14 by Jarred Walton on 11/7/2014

3DMark Update Brings DX11 Sky Diver Benchmark

This afternoon Futuremark released an updated version of their 3DMark benchmark for PCs. The new release brings 3DMark to version 1.3.708 and includes a new benchmark for DX11 systems...

10 by Jarred Walton on 6/11/2014

PCMark 8 Basic and Advanced Editions Available

We’ve had a “preview” release of PCMark 8 for a few months now, but Futuremark was still working on a few minor issues it seems – plus the pending...

3 by Jarred Walton on 10/21/2013

Futuremark Updates PCMark 8 with Windows 8.1 Support

We’ve begun using PCMark 8 for some of our laptop reviews over the past few months, but this is honestly the rockiest launch we’ve ever seen from Futuremark. There...

2 by Jarred Walton on 10/10/2013

3DMark for Windows Launches; We Test It with Various Laptops

After a two-year hiatus, Futuremark is back with a new version of 3DMark, and in many ways this is their most ambitious version to date. Instead of the usual...

69 by Jarred Walton on 2/5/2013

Whither 3DMark—Updates on the Cross-Platform Launch

Early in December 2012, I posted a short article about the Fire Strike trailer for the next 3DMark with the note that the full release was promised before the...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/23/2013

3DMark Fire Strike Trailer

This isn't major news, but I find the periodic updates to the 3DMark suite at least interesting if only to see what Futuremark is up to. They have released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 12/3/2012

3DMark 11 Updated

Futuremark just sent out an announcement stating that they’ve updated 3DMark 11 to version 1.0.3. The results are still compatible and comparable with the earlier versions, and this is...

1 by Jarred Walton on 12/14/2011

Futuremark Announces 3DMark for Windows 8

Windows 8 will bring with it a variety of changes—all of our Windows 8 coverage to date will give you the quick overview, but features such as the new...

2 by Jarred Walton on 11/14/2011

Futuremark Announces PCMark 7 for Windows 7

When 3DMark11 launched earlier this year, it seemed like the time was right for an update to PCMark Vantage as well. While we don't have an exact release date...

15 by Jarred Walton on 3/21/2011

Futuremark Announces 3DMark11: Gentlemen, Start your ORBgines!

Futuremark has announced the latest version of their popular benchmark software for gaming PCs, 3DMark11. New to 3DMark11 will be the ability to benchmark DirectX 11 capable hardware like...

10 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/25/2010

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