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 industry and benchmarking services. This might seem a bit of an odd fit at first, as UL is a large corporation that's more than a century old and they have a history of providing "safety science" – they certify, validate, test, inspect, audit, and advise consumers and businesses in matters of safety. Reading further into the announcement however clarifies things: "Embedded software is now an important part of product design. With an increased focus on mobility, we see more and more products being connected, making the Internet of Things a reality. Consequently, software quality is a...
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
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
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
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