Do you want to use 3DMark to benchmark your PC performance for gaming? This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard tells you what tests 3DMark includes, the 3DMark system requirements, and how to get the 3DMark download.
Introduction to 3DMark
3DMark is a computer benchmarking tool created and developed by UL to determine the performance of a computer's 3D graphic rendering and CPU workload processing capabilities.
Running 3DMark will produce a 3DMark score. A higher number means better performance. Therefore, many gamers pay attention to the 3DMark score when they build a PC for games.
Many versions of 3DMark have been released since 1998. The latest supported 3DMark version was released in 2013 and it is the first version with cross-platform performance comparisons, allowing users can compare scores from Windows, Android, and iOS.
- Scores cannot be compared across versions as each test is based on a specific version of the DirectX API.
- Since the latest 3DMark version was released in 2013, more and more new features are added to this software as upgrades, but no new separate 3DMark version is released.
3DMark features separate benchmark tests with each producing its own score. Some of these tests are as follows:
- 3DMark Time Spy: A DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs.
- 3DMark Night Raid: A DirectX 12 benchmark for laptops, notebooks, tablets, and other mobile computing devices with integrated graphics.
- 3DMark Fire Strike: A showcase DirectX 11 benchmark for modern gaming PCs.
- 3DMark Speed Way: A DirectX 12 Ultimate benchmark for gaming PCs running Windows 10 and 11.
- 3DMark Wild Life: A cross-platform graphics performance benchmark for Windows, Android, and Apple iOS.
- 3DMark GPU Stress Tests: It measures your system's Frame Rate Stability.
- 3DMark DirectX Raytracing feature test: It measures pure ray-tracing performance.
- 3DMark Mesh Shader feature test: It shows how game engines can improve performance by using the mesh shader pipeline to efficiently cull geometry that is not visible to the camera.
- 3DMark PCI Express feature test: It measures the bandwidth available to your GPU over your computer's PCI Express interface.
- 3DMark Sampler Feedback feature test: It shows how games can boost frame rates by using sampler feedback to optimize shading operations.
- 3DMark VRS feature test: It helps you compare differences in performance and image quality when using Tier 1 and Tier 2 variable-rate shading.
- 3DMark NVIDIA DLSS feature test: It lets you compare performance and image quality with and without DLSS processing.
- 3DMark Intel XeSS feature test: It lets you compare image quality with a side-by-side view of Intel XeSS and native-resolution rendering.
- 3DMark Port Royal: It shows you how well your PC handles ray tracing effects in real time.
- 3DMark Storage Benchmark: It measures the gaming performance of the fastest modern PC storage hardware.
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3DMark System Requirements
3DMark Minimum PC Requirements
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: 8 GHz dual-core
- RAM: 4 GB
- GPU: DirectX 11
- Storage: 9 GB free space to install Time Spy only
3DMark Recommended PC Requirements
- OS: Windows 11 or Windows 10 64-bit (Version 21H2)
- CPU: 8 GHz dual-core CPU with SSSE3
- RAM: 4 GB
- GPU: DirectX 12 with 6 GB VRAM
- Storage: 8 GB free space to install all tests
- The NVIDIA DLSS feature test requires an NVIDIA graphics card that supports DLSS.
- To run the Intel XeSS feature test, you must have a GPU that supports Intel XeSS and Microsoft DirectX Raytracing Tier 1.1.
The 3DMark mobile version mainly has 2 tests: Wild Life and Sling Shot. They have different requirements:
3DMark Android Wild Life Requirements
- OS: Android 10.0
- RAM: 3 GB
- GPU: Vulkan 1.1 compatible
- Storage: 150 MB (app) + 247 MB (tests)
3DMark iOS Wild Life Requirements
- OS: iOS 13.0/ macOS Big Sur 11 with Apple M1
- Device: iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage: 275 MB
3DMark Android Sling Shot Requirements
- OS: Android 5.0
- RAM: 5 GB for ES 3.1, 1.0 GB for ES 3.0
- GPU: OpenGL ES 3.0 or 3.1 compatible
- Storage: 150 MB (app) + 112 MB (tests)
3DMark iOS Sling Shot Requirements
- OS: iOS 9.0
- RAM: 1 GB
- Device: iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2
- Storage: 199 MB
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How to get the 3DMark download on mobile devices? You can download 3DMark directly from Google Play and App Store for free.
The full name of 3DMark on Android is 3DMark — The Gamer's Benchmark. However, 3DMark offers 2 apps on iOS. One is 3DMark Wild Life Benchmark and the other is 3DMark Sling Shot Benchmark.
How to get the 3DMark download on PC? There are 3 3DMark editions for PC users: 3DMark Free Edition, 3DMark Advanced Edition, and 3DMark Professional Edition for business use. You can buy 3DMark from its official website or Steam.
However, if you want to get the 3DMark free download, the only way is to download it from Steam. Go to the Steam 3DMark page and click the Download Demo button on the right side. The main limitations of the Demo are that you have only the option of running everything (demo and tests) and the result must be viewed on the website after the run.
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