AMD And Nvidia Based Products In The New Benchmark (Part 1)

4/16/2013 11:33:55 AM

We intended to share about the new graphics card for video card testing. Please see the full product series of Nvidia and AMD show their performance.

For 13 years, Futuremark Corporation with headquarters in Finland is developing and publishing software for graphics performance benchmark and for launching the new-generation game machine (in addition to working with some other popular benchmark testers like the famous PCMark). Although each version of 3DMark always faces some criticism, there is no GPU standard that can compete with its popularity. There is a huge number of printed and electronic media using 3DMark to test the graphics card of the same and different generations. Comfortable use, diverse popularity, combination with the support for all modern graphics technology is Futuremark’s product brand. Publicly from February 06, 2013, the latest 3Dmark, called that way without any numbers or anything else in its name – continued with its interesting traditions. Let's see what it looks like and how it works on modern graphics cards on GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia.

3DMark (2013): What's New?

New 3DMark is available in three versions. The Basic Edition can be used free for three graphics tests (Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike) and published the results online using a free user account. The Advanced Edition is priced at $25 and provides the same test, but you can run each test separately. It also unlocks Extreme mode for Fire Strike situations, automatically saves the results and enabling a few standard benchmark rounds. And finally, the Professional Edition allows you to unlock all installation options at $995. It can also give standard output results in XML format. In this review, we will describe the Professional Edition for you.

Therefore, 3DMark welcomes users with a brief description of the functions and the supported platforms:

Welcome screen

Welcome screen

Here you can launch any available tests and sample clips.

The test screen allows you to select any one of the three situations, read a summarized description of it and run them separately.

Test Screen

The Test Screen

The custom screen provides detailed settings for each test case. You can enable or disable each separate small test, select other resolution and settings.

Custom screen

Custom screen

The first test scenario is the Ice Storm. Not being a heavy load by modern standards, it is designed for smartphone measurement and Android add-ons or desktops with low performance. It consists of two small trials and a brief physical impact test.

Ice Storm requires 128 MB of graphics memory to operate. Frankly, it images are pretty rudimentary, so even the weakest graphics card offers a high frame rate. But again, Ice Storm is directed at the smartphones and other mobile gadgets, it's hard enough for such devices. It runs on a Direct 11 means limited to DirectX 9 capabilities.

The second test is the Cloud Gate and it requires 256 MB of graphics memory. It tests more resources consumption with a wide variety of settings.

Also, it includes two sub-tests, one of the graphics and the other of physics, Cloud Gate is nicer than Ice Storm. And this beauty means loading higher graphics.

Running on a DirectX 11 tool, Cloud Gate is limited to functions and DirectX 10 server to measure the basic PCs and notebooks.

Fire Strike itself is the most sophisticated situation in 3DMark. It requires at least 1GB of graphics memory and a large number of installed apps.


Fire Strike

Fire Strike

Making the most of all the DirectX11 capabilities and default at 1920x1080 (as opposed to the two situations in 1280x720 pixels), it consists of four small trials: two in terms of graphics, physics and a combined test.

The combined test is very beautiful, showing a short flight of two alien creatures. Fire Strike is designed for a high-productivity extra graphics system, consisting of a multi-GPU (CrossFireX and SLI). However, if you find it is not enough for the system, you can run Fire Strike at Extreme settings (2560x1440, at least 1.5 GB of graphics memory), which even made a GeForce GTX 690 submission.

After each test situation, 3DMark releases detailed results on each situation/mini test, illustrating them with fps charts.

Detailed results on each situation/mini-test

Detailed results on each situation/mini-test

They allow comparing different computers very easily. You can publish your results on the official website of Futuremark and compare them with other users.

3Dmark’s Professional Edition has some additional settings related to image quality and XML output.

Some additional settings

Some additional settings

And finally, the last "Help" window is where you can check the version of your program and specify some additional settings (disabling audio, and selecting one of four interface languages ​​that are available, for example).

Last "Help" window

Last "Help" window

We did not study in detail how each point was calculated because it does not matter. Let's go straight to our test and see which of the graphics card can operate in the new 3DMark.


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