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 new virtual reality benchmark will be called VRMark. According to Futuremark, VRMark will use a combination of software and hardware to evaluate a system's ability to provide a high quality virtual reality experience. Because virtual reality systems have many aspects that all need to be functioning properly to provide a good experience, the process of benchmarking them is different from how you would test a computer or a smartphone. VRMark will evaluate a system's ability to provide a high and consistent frame rate, as with virtual reality it's important to both have a high frame rate...
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
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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