3DMark Windows v1.3.XXX
June 11, 2014
This is a major update that adds Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. Sky Diver is ideal for testing systems with mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, integrated graphics and other DirectX 11 hardware that cannot achieve double-digit frame rates in Fire Strike.
You can now run benchmarks individually in 3DMark Basic Edition.
SystemInfo module updated to 4.29 for improved hardware detection.
On Windows 7, Service Pack 1 is required for 3DMark version 1.3.XXX onwards.
Professional Edition only
The filenames of the .3dmdef definition files used for running 3DMark from the command line have changed with this release. You may need to update your existing scripts if using automation.
Here is the short description of the new test:
Sky Diver is a new DirectX 11 benchmark test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. It's ideal for testing mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, integrated graphics and other systems that cannot achieve double-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.
Together, Sky Diver and Fire Strike let you test the full range of DirectX 11 graphics hardware. Fire Strike is equivalent to testing a system with a modern DirectX 11 game on ultra-high settings. Sky Diver is more like running a game on normal settings. As a general guide:
If a system scores less than 2800 in Fire Strike you should run Sky Diver.
If a system scores more than 12000 in Sky Diver, you should run Fire Strike.
Please note that Sky Diver and Fire Strike scores are not directly comparable.
Updated product description for 3DMark:
3DMark - The Gamer's Benchmark for all your hardware
Whether you're gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, laptop, desktop, or a high performance gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your type of device. And it's not just for Windows. You can compare your scores with Android and iOS devices too.
3DMark is the only benchmark to include a range of tests for different classes of hardware:
Fire Strike, for high performance gaming PCs
Sky Diver, for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs
Cloud Gate, for notebooks and typical home PCs
Ice Storm, for smartphones, tablets and entry level PCs