3D Mark - Crossplatform Benchmark

The Tests

3D Mark

The Tests

The amount of customisation available for each test is far advanced from the earlier versions of 3D Mark. Ice Storm is so gentle that you could maximise the sliders on a toaster and achieve a smooth experience, whereas only the most foolhardy would try to do so with the Fire Strike benchmark. Each benchmark stresses a certain element. So, for example, Ice Storm test 1 has loads of vertices and few pixel processing overheads, whereas test 2 is the opposite. Cloud Gate, apart from looking eerily familiar to anyone who has spent time in Egosofts X games, tests shaders and geometry. Fire Strike, as you'd expect, adds yet more complications with dynamic lighting and particles. 

DirectX 9 seemed so amazing when it was first around, yet now it's akin to watching Toy Story 1 after seeing Brave. Of course the eye candy doesn't come without a price, and Fire Strike will bring almost any system to its knees quite happily. Which we expect from a Futuremark benchmark. We're salivating at the thought of what future hardware will finally render this particular test meaningless in the same way that Proxycon is on current hardware. 

3D Mark     3D Mark  

3D Mark     3D Mark 

Screenshots

These were taken on a GTX590 @ 1920x1080x4AA, so the scores at the bottom should give you some idea how quickly the demands upon your system ramp up.

Ice Storm DX9

3D Mark     3D Mark  

Cloud Gate DX10

3D Mark     3D Mark  

Fire Strike DX11

3D Mark     3D Mark  

 

 

You can discuss your thoughts and your own PC's scores in the OC3D Forums.

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07-02-2013, 11:39:56

tinytomlogan
A new version of 3D Mark is upon us, so we take a quick run-through of what you can expect to find.


http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...185005525l.jpg


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07-02-2013, 14:34:44

Mgutierrez33
Wow... that extreme test... *drools a little*... *snaps out of it* Definitely gonna need to make a monster rig to run that one decently... O_O

The race for world's biggest ePeen BEGINS!!!

07-02-2013, 15:29:09

PingPangBV
I purchased 3dmark on steam a couple of hours after release thinking I'd be just be steamrolling this benchmark like with 3dmark11, but I found myself jaw-dropped by how demanding this benchmark was (talking about Fire Strike ofc), not to mention the Extreme Fire Strike Test.....

With my Two GTX 670s at 1254MHz core and 1552MHz on my memory and a 2600K at 4,7GHz I managed to push out these scores:

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/20036?
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/20567?

Now, what I really wonder is how this benchmark will perform on an overkill 3D-rig "hint hint Tom".

07-02-2013, 15:52:40

ugiboy
Hi, Got this program last night and thought I would put a link up to my score to see how it compares with other members??

http://www.3dmark.com/is/100193

07-02-2013, 15:54:29

Pendragon
I was inspired to make my own "first look" video on 3DMark. I do loads of game play videos but this is the first one like this I have done so I would love some input...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpvZl_wRTlg

08-02-2013, 15:07:58

murphy7801
Im still getting issues on my sli gtx 580's keeps crashing on firestrike hope they fix it soon.

08-02-2013, 15:17:50

ugiboy
Nice verse! I have two GTX590's as you all know 4 GTX580's and I have had no issues at all. The only thing is it is saying that my drivers which are Nvida's latest are not valid? Cheers

08-02-2013, 16:42:15

Mark3Max
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
I was inspired to make my own "first look" video on 3DMark. I do loads of game play videos but this is the first one like this I have done so I would love some input...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpvZl_wRTlg
Very nice review Pendragon , Fine job.

09-02-2013, 03:44:17

murphy7801
Need to dl the beta driver on nvidia site version 313.96 there is no non beta drivers that will validate for the moment. Have fun ugiboy.

09-02-2013, 05:20:30

FredEx
This is a bit confusing on Ice. Perhaps because it is made for mobiles? I see some in 6 digit numbers and Tom's result down to 15,080.

This is with my brown box 6850 and an AMD Athlon X2 3000+

Ice - 38618
Cloud - 4766
Fire - 2167
Fire Combined - 1023

Not having registered I could not see how extreme would destroy my system.

09-02-2013, 05:31:09

Josh Weston
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post
This is a bit confusing on Ice. Perhaps because it is made for mobiles? I see some in 6 digit numbers and Tom's result down to 15,080.
Yeah. Fire Strike is the only benchmark meant for 'gaming PCs'. The first test is meant for low end netbooks and tablets, etc., whilst the second is meant for home PCs and laptops.

09-02-2013, 06:03:10

murphy7801
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post
This is a bit confusing on Ice. Perhaps because it is made for mobiles? I see some in 6 digit numbers and Tom's result down to 15,080.

This is with my brown box 6850 and an AMD Athlon X2 3000+

Ice - 38618
Cloud - 4766
Fire - 2167
Fire Combined - 1023

Not having registered I could not see how extreme would destroy my system.
Yer as said before first test android and iphones can run it shortly so its quite universal. More interesting cloud will run iosx so finally shut up those apple fan boys about there mac pros.

I got
ice- 176844
cloud - 31375
fire - still wont run after 2 days trying to get it to work. Unless I disable sli when I get 4517.

10-02-2013, 01:06:53

Mgutierrez33
I got the following on my rigs:

Troll:
FX-4100 @ 4.2 Ghz
8GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz
MSi Radeon 7770 Ghz edition (stock clocks)
http://i.imgur.com/hOx4ee3.png

Girlfriend's Rig:
FX 8320 @ 4.2 Ghz
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 Mhz
Galaxy GTX 670 (stock clocks, boosts itself to 1110 Mhz)
http://i.imgur.com/Txp7F3v.png

Scores seem reasonably consistent with what I am seeing from others, which is good. That Fire Strike is one hell of a test tho (no pun intended)... NEVER seen this 670 taxed as hard as this before. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!

Note: none of these tests have been run on the Extreme setting (freebie version... don't judge me x-p)

11-02-2013, 03:26:09

murphy7801
Ice is such weird test it seems to go down in score if I OC higher. I see from your scores difference between two rigs isnt massive on cloud considering the gpu single one of my gtx 580's scores one average 24000 wonder whats holding back the gtx 670.
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