Official 3DMark Benchmarking App For Windows 8

3DMark has finally been released for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices, and if you don’t already know, this is a benchmarking app that allows you to compare your CPU and GPU performance with other devices running the same OS. The app has three tests to benchmark your CPU and GPU performance, and is mainly focused on the graphic benchmarking. The tests are Ice Storm, Ice Storm Extreme and Ice Storm Unlimited, each putting a bit more stress on your system to check its maximum potential. Each test has a series of three sub tests, namely Graphics Test, Graphics Test 1 and Physics Test. The app offers a very clean interface from where you can run these benchmark tests individually and can then view your scores.

3DMark is available for free from the Windows App Store.

3DMark Main Screen

Main features of 3DMark for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices:

3DMark when installed and launched on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device will present you with an interface which looks like the above screenshot. You can also call this the main screen of the app.

In the above screen, you can scroll to the bottom vertically and then choose to launch any one of the three tests in the list. You can see the three tests listed in the screenshot below.

3DMark Tests

It’s recommended that you run these tests in sequence, i.e., first run the Ice Storm, then Ice Storm Extreme and finally the Ice Storm Unlimited test. You can run them by clicking on the Run button next to each of the test names. You can see the Ice Storm Test running in the below screenshot.

3DMark Ice Storm Test Running

Once you have ran the tests, you can choose to then view your test results by clicking on the My Device tab at the top. When you do so, all your scores for the tests that you have run will be listed on your screen.

3DMark Test Result

You can also view the benchmark scores for other devices by clicking on the Device Channel tab. When you do so, you will be presented with an interface where you will be able to see the devices with highest scores at the top, and the devices with lower scores in decreasing order right below them in a vertically scrollable list.

3DMark Device Results

This basically sums up the main features of the 3DMark Benchmarking app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices. The app is a solid benchmarking app, and if you have used this on your Android device before, you will know exactly how powerful it is!

You can also check out the PC Benchmark app for Windows 8 if you are looking for another app that will help you to benchmark your device! You can also read about the NovaBench benchmarking tool.

The verdict:

3DMark is a powerful benchmarking app that allows you to test the potential of your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 system. The app is well designed, has a clean interface and has a string of tests that will allow you to easily test the performance of your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device.

I rate this app a perfect 5 on 5!

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