3DMark is a popular gaming performance benchmark used by millions of people, hundreds of hardware review sites, and many of the world’s leading technology companies. Detailed charts show you how the CPU and GPU temperatures, clock speeds, and frame rate changed during your benchmark run. Explore your PC’s performance limits with custom benchmark settings.
You can change the rendering resolution and quality across a range of settings. Can your PC handle 4K gaming? Fire Strike Ultra’s 4K Ultra HD rendering resolution is four times larger than the 1080p resolution used in Fire Strike. A 4K monitor is not required, but your graphics card must have at least 3GB of memory to run this monstrously demanding benchmark. Download NOW!
It includes everything you need to benchmark your PC and mobile devices in one app. Whether you’re gaming on a desktop PC, laptop, notebook, or tablet, 3DMark for PC has a benchmark designed for your hardware.
3DMark Basic Edition includes seven benchmark tests:
Port Royal (NEW!) is the world’s first dedicated real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers. You can use Port Royal to test and compare the real-time ray tracing performance of any graphics card that supports Microsoft DirectX Raytracing. As well as benchmarking performance, 3DMark Port Royal provides a realistic and practical example of what to expect from ray tracing in upcoming games.
Night Raid is a DirectX 12 benchmark for mobile computing devices with integrated graphics and low-power platforms powered by Windows 10 on ARM. Run Night Raid 3D Mark 2021 Latest to test and compare laptops, notebooks, tablets, and the latest Always Connected PCs. The test is especially suitable for DirectX 12 systems that cannot achieve high frame rates in the more demanding Time Spy benchmark.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark for Windows, Android, and Apple iOS. Use 3DMark Wild Life to test and compare the graphics performance of the latest notebook computers, tablets, and smartphones. Wild Life uses the Vulkan graphics API on Windows PCs and Android devices. On iOS devices, it uses Metal. You can compare benchmark scores across platforms.
Time Spy is a showcase DirectX 12 benchmark test for high-performance gaming PCs running Windows 10. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up to support new features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal benchmark for testing DirectX 12 performance. DirectX 12 benchmark for Windows 10. Renders at 2560 × 1440 resolution. Includes a Demo, Graphics tests, and a CPU test.
Time Spy Extreme is a new 4K DirectX 12 benchmark test, available in the app Advanced and Professional Editions. You don’t need a 4K monitor to run it, but you will need a GPU with at least 4 GB of dedicated memory. With its 4K Ultra HD rendering resolution, Time Spy Extreme is an ideal benchmark test for the latest high-end graphics cards. The CPU test has been redesigned to let processors with 8 or more cores perform to their full potential.
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is very demanding, even for the latest graphics cards. If your frame rate is low, use Sky Diver instead.
Sky Diver is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. Use it to benchmark systems with mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics. It is especially suitable for systems that cannot achieve more than single-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.
Cloud Gate is designed for Windows notebooks and typical home PCs with integrated graphics. The benchmark uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10 making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware.
Ice Storm – Use 3D Mark Ice Storm to compare basic tablets and smartphones. Ice Storm includes two Graphics tests to measure GPU performance and a Physics test to stress CPU performance. Ice Storm uses DirectX 11 feature level 9 on Windows. On Android and iOS, it uses OpenGL ES 2.0. You can compare scores across platforms.
Use Ice Storm Extreme to compare low-cost smartphones and tablets running Android, iOS, and Windows. Ice Storm Extreme raises the rendering resolution from 1280 × 720 to 1920 × 1080 and uses higher quality textures and post-processing effects in the Graphics tests.
API Overhead test
Games make thousands of draw calls per frame, but each one creates performance-limiting overhead for the CPU. APIs with less overhead can handle more draw calls and produce richer visuals. With the API Overhead feature test, you can compare the performance of Vulkan, DirectX 12, and DirectX 11. See how many draws calls each API can handle before the frame rate drops below 30 FPS.
DirectX Raytracing feature test
Real-time ray tracing is incredibly demanding. The latest graphics cards have dedicated hardware that’s optimized for ray-tracing. The 3DMark DirectX Raytracing feature test measures the performance of this dedicated hardware. Instead of using traditional rendering techniques, the whole scene is ray-traced and drawn in one pass. The result of the test depends entirely on ray-tracing performance.
PCI Express feature test
PCI Express (PCIe) is a standard interface that provides high-bandwidth communication between devices in your PC. New PCIe 4.0 interfaces provide up to twice the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0. With more bandwidth, games can transfer more data, reduce loading times, and support more complex scenes. The PCI Express feature test measures the bandwidth available to your GPU.
VRS feature test
Variable-Rate Shading (VRS) is a DirectX 12 feature that can improve performance by reducing detail in parts of the frame where it is unlikely to be noticed. The 3DMark VRS feature test helps you compare differences in performance and image quality when using Tier 1 and Tier 2 VRS. An interactive mode lets you change VRS settings on the fly and export frames for comparison.
NVIDIA DLSS feature test
Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is an NVIDIA RTX technology that uses the power of deep learning and AI to improve game performance while maintaining visual quality. The NVIDIA DLSS feature test helps you compare performance and image quality using DLSS 2 or DLSS 1. With DLSS 2, you can choose between three quality modes—Quality, Performance, and Ultra Performance.
To run Time Spy and Night Raid benchmarks, you need Windows 10, a graphics card that supports DirectX 12, and a processor that supports SSSE3. To run Port Royal, you must have the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809) and a graphics card that supports Microsoft DirectX Raytracing. Wild Life requires a GPU compatible with Vulkan 1.1.
The DirectX Raytracing feature test requires Windows 10 Version 2004 or later and a DirectX 12 compatible graphics card with driver support for DirectX Raytracing Tier 1.1. The PCI Express feature test requires a DirectX 12 compatible discrete graphics card. The VRS feature test requires Windows 10 version 1903 or later and a DirectX 12 GPU that supports Variable-Rate Shading. The NVIDIA DLSS feature test requires an NVIDIA graphics card that supports DLSS.
Note: Limited functionality in the unregistered version.