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New 3DMark

A new version of the 3DMark benchmark program is now available for Windows, and coming soon to other platforms, as this is designed to allow cross-platform testing, in case you want to compare the performance of your PC to your smartphone. The new version is also available on Steam for 25% off (remind me to tell you whippersnappers about the old days when benchmarks were free), and there is a free version available to demo the program. There are also write-ups about the new version on Legit Reviews, MajorGeeks, PC Perspective, and TweakTown.

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2. Re: New 3DMark Feb 4, 2013, 22:55 Dev
 
BTW, the free version won't bench past 720p.

Last few versions of 3dmark weren't that impressive to me. They used to be "ZOMG I want a game like that." Now they are more "meh, my games are better than that, and on my years old graphics card"

Edit: When it first comes up it says:

3DMark is a performance benchmark for all your hardware from smartphones and tablets, to notebooks and desktop PCs.

Yes, I'm sure they didn't make any compromises at all to get it to run on smartphones. Just like MS didn't make any compromises in dumbing down win 8 to be the same on all platforms.
Oh wait...

Edit 2: They want $1000 for the business version!?!? Also, the free version won't even let you set the higher detail versions of the gaming mode.
 
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