3DMark Basic Edition
|Latest Version:||2.5.5029 LATEST|
|Requirements:||Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10|
3DMark Basic Edition is one of the most popular benchmarks designed to test a PC in order to determine the performance of its components. This version includes a variety of tests (synthetic video card tests, CPU tests, etc.), including those designed to test specific components (from smartphones to high-performance gaming computers).
Benchmark launches a series of resource-intensive graphics and computer tests on a PC. At the end of such tests it displays the necessary information about the frequencies, temperatures of the CPU, GPU and other important information on the site of the program. It is also possible to compare the results of testing your computer with the data of other users of 3DMark.
First of all, 3DMark Basic edition is intended for gamers, because this edition is the ideal benchmark for testing the performance of the latest DirectX 12 graphics cards.
The main features of 3DMark Basic Edition are the following:
– Includes seven tests.
– Latest versions of tests for DirectX 11, DirectX 10 and DirectX 9.
– Testing on PCs, tablets and laptops.
– Comparing results with other Windows, Android, and iOS devices.
– Easy to understand test results.
– Free online account to view results.
As it was mentioned, 3DMark has several test stages that are seriously different in content:
The ideal test for DirectX 12 performance of PC running Windows 10. It starts graphics at a resolution of 2560 × 1440, includes a demo, graphics and processor tests.
Ice Storm is designed to assess the capabilities of mobile products, as well as entry-level systems. For this test, the DirectX 11 engines is used, but the API features are limited to DirectX 9.0 functions, therefore this stage can be used for testing not the most modern systems. OpenGL ES 2.0 is used on Android and iOS.
To assess the capabilities of laptops and mid-level PCs, the developer proposes to focus on the Cloud Gate test. There are more saturated and resource-intensive scenes, for processing of which the resources of DirectX 10 are used.
To run the Fire Strike test, you need a graphics adapter with full support for DirectX 11 capabilities. This stage is thoroughly flavored with various post-processing effects that require serious computing resources of the GPU, and therefore it’s used to evaluate the capabilities of charged gaming platforms.
The test for gaming laptops and PCs of the middle class. Suitable for systems that can’t reach a higher frame rate in the more demanding Fire Strike test.
The passage of a full cycle of tests, together with the demonstration scenes takes about 15 minutes.
The basic free 3DMark Basic Edition gives an opportunity to evaluate the performance almost in all tests, but they all obligatory run with the default settings, and you need a connection to the Network to view the results.
The latest 3DMark Basic Edition 2.4.4264 includes improved test results and suitable for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
What's new in this version:
- - Improved presentation of AMD Ryzen specifications on the Results screen - Improved update notification system - Text, logos, links, and file paths updated to reflect new company branding
- - Fixed an issue with logging that could cause a benchmark run to fail
Improved: - Improved score validation checks. Result submits from previous versions will no longer be eligible for the 3DMark Hall of Fame
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