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PC Gamers Celebrate Release of New 3DMark Benchmark

Futuremark has released the Windows version of its stunning new 3DMark cross-platform benchmark. 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark Windows hardware. With three all new tests, you can bench everything from tablets and notebooks to the latest high-end gaming desktops. Designed for gamers, overclockers and system builders who want to get the most out of their hardware, 3DMark is a complete PC benchmarking tool kit. And it's no longer just for Windows. You will soon be able to compare 3DMark scores with Android, iOS and Windows RT devices too. You can download 3DMark or buy 3DMark Advanced Edition from the Futuremark website now.

NEW 3DMARK BENCHMARK TESTS

Fire Strike - For high performance gaming PCs
Use Fire Strike to test the performance of dedicated gaming PCs, or use the Fire Strike Extreme preset for high-end systems with multiple GPUs. Fire Strike uses a multi-threaded DirectX 11 engine to test DirectX hardware.

Cloud Gate - For notebooks and home PCs
Use Cloud Gate to test the performance of notebooks and typical home PCs. Cloud Gate uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10, making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware.

Ice Storm - For tablets and entry-level PCs
Use Ice Storm to test the performance of your Windows tablet, ultra-portable notebook or entry-level PC. Ice Storm uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 9, making it the ideal benchmark for modern portable devices targeting that feature level. You can compare Ice Storm scores from Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS devices.

3DMARK EDITIONS AND PRICING

3DMark Basic Edition - free download
- Includes all three tests, Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike.
- View and manage results online.

3DMark Advanced Edition - $24.99
- Run each test individually for faster benchmarking.
- Unlock the Fire Strike Extreme preset for extreme hardware.
- Explore your PC's performance limits with custom settings.
- Use benchmark looping for stability testing and burning in.
- Get in-depth insights with interactive performance graphs.
- Automatically save your results offline.

3DMark Professional Edition -$995.00
- Licensed for business and commercial use.
- Command line automation.
- Image Quality Tool.
- Private offline results option.
- Export results as XML.

To find out more about 3DMark visit the Futuremark website for the latest 3DMark news, updates and competitions.

INFORMATION FOR EDITORS
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Download 3DMark press kit for a Fact Sheet, logos and screenshots.

ABOUT FUTUREMARK®
Futuremark® creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's industry standard 3DMark®, PCMark®, Powermark™ and Peacekeeper™ benchmark tests have helped millions of people measure, compare and improve the performance of their hardware and devices. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California, Taipei, Taiwan, and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2013 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® and 3DMark® trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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