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Futuremark has released an update for the Windows desktop version of 3DMark that fixes and improves hardware detection and monitoring. Running 3DMark Advanced or Professional Edition with compatible hardware will again generate an interactive graph of CPU and GPU clock speeds and temperatures recorded during the tests.
We’ve also added the Ice Storm Unlimited test for benchmarking Windows 8 tablets and other mobile devices. You can compare Ice Storm scores from the latest Windows, Android and iOS devices.
The Steam version of 3DMark updates automatically; the standalone will prompt you to install the update when you next run the program.
New in 3DMark Windows v1.2.250
- Adds Ice Storm Unlimited test for comparing Windows 8 tablets with the latest Android and iOS devices.
- 3DMark now uses technology provided by TechPowerUp for improved GPU hardware detection.
- Fixes hardware monitoring. The performance graphs now show clock speeds and temperatures for the CPU and GPU again (with compatible hardware in 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions only).
New Benchmark Ticker
In other news, we’ve relaunched our Benchmark Ticker with an all new look. The Futuremark Benchmark Ticker shows benchmark results as they come in live from all over the world. So far, we are seeing new results come in every four seconds on average from more than 100 different countries. See for yourself futuremark.com/benchmarks/ticker