3DMark has been a staple of enthusiasts' rigs for years now, but for mobile reviewers, benchmarking software has been few and far between. Sure, we have some great benchmarks from Kishonti Informatics in the form of GLBenchmark, and Aurora Softworks' Quadrant.
Futuremark are like the Jay Z of the benchmark scene, everyone knows who they are and they've finally stepped out, boots tightened and fists clenched, ready to beat the living crap out of your mobile device - in a good way.
Futuremark are shifting in a new direction, where in the coming weeks they'll make Ice Storm Extreme (the 1080p portion of 3DMark) available to Windows. This means we'll have a truly cross-platform benchmark to run across our devices, and as mobile devices get closer to discrete GPU performance, we'll see that within the 3DMark benchmarks.
3DMark for Android is very polished, as I've been playing with it over the Easter weekend over multiple devices, so we'll jump right into the look of 3DMark for Android for now.
Before you even open 3DMark for Android up, you'll notice they've graced your eyes with a great looking icon - sure this isn't a make-it-or-break-it deal, but I'm a big fan of polished, sharp-looking icons. Jumping into 3DMark for Android, you're graced with a very slick, very 'now'-looking app.
The first options you'll see are the two benchmarks themselves, 'Ice Storm' and 'Ice Storm Extreme'. These benchmarks are set at 720p and 1080p respectively, and will test out your mobile device in multiple factors.
3DMark is a cross-platform benchmark for all smart devices, tablets, notebooks and PCs running a multitude of OS' - Android, iOS, Windows and Windows RT. This gives Futuremark an incredibly sharp position to benchmark all users' devices, no matter the operating system they're using.
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