New benchmark for gaming geeks is here
Gamers, reviewers, and computer enthusiasts have used the 3DMark benchmark for years. The benchmark is used to analyze the performance on comparable and repeatable tests across a multitude of computer platforms. The company has announced a new version of 3DMark is available for download for Windows users as of today.
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Versions of the benchmark for Android, Windows RT, and iOS will come at a later date. The new benchmark suite includes three tests called Fire Strike, Cloud Gate, and Ice Storm. Fire Strike is intended to test high-performance gaming PCs, Cloud Gate is for notebooks and home computers, while Ice Storm is for tablets and entry-level computers.
The basic version of the benchmark suite is available as a free download. The Advanced Edition costs $24.99 and a Professional Edition for commercial users is $995. Most people use the free edition so you can download it and test your gaming computer right now.