UL Benchmark has announced a major update to its 3DMark benchmark suite, which will greatly simplify the perception of benchmark results. Now the user will immediately see a comparison of their system with other systems with a similar hardware configuration, but more importantly, the benchmark will show what frame rate can be expected in a given game.
The creators of 3DMark tests note that their products have become more popular than ever with the release of a new generation of AMD and NVIDIA video cards – more than 1 million tests were carried out in a month. But at the same time, many users turn to forums for help in interpreting the results. It makes sense: bare numbers tell most consumers little if they are not correlated with other results or indicate performance in games.
Therefore, the 3DMark developers have changed the interface of their brainchild and made the output of the results more understandable. The left side of the benchmark window now displays a range of results from systems with the same CPU / GPU mix. The peaks in the diagram below show the most frequent results, the green line is your result, and the blue dotted line is the average score for your kit. Accordingly, if your result is close to the mean (blue line), then your computer is working as expected. If it is lower, then there are some problems with the hardware or settings, and if it is higher, then you overclocked the system well.
Further, an important section appeared in the central part of the window, which makes it easy to evaluate the system’s performance in real games. It displays the predicted frame rates for five popular games based on benchmark results. At the moment it is:
- Apex legends
- Battlefield v
- Gta v
- Red dead redemption 2
For each game, you can see the expected performance at 1080p (1920 × 1080 pixels) and 1440p (2560 × 1440 pixels) with maximum graphics quality settings. Note that performance is shown with ray tracing disabled where it is. These expected results are based on testing by UL Banchmark itself, and may vary depending on game version, drivers and many other factors.
The above graph shows the relationship between the 3DMark Time Spy Graphics score (large dots) and Fortnite’s actual average frame rate (dashed line). As you can see, the 3DMark Time Spy Graphics Score and the average frame rate in Fortnite correlate well, which allows us to speak about the high accuracy of 3DMark estimates.
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