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Futuremark shows off Fire Strike Ultra, first 4K Ultra HD benchmark

Futuremark introduced its Fire Strike Ultra so PC enthusiasts can test their current setups at 3840 x 2160, without needing a 4K display
By: Michael Hatamoto | Software News | Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:24 pm

Benchmark company Futuremark has launched its Fire Strike Ultra, designed as the world's first 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) benchmark. Test content is rendered at 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) resolution, and is scaled down to the PC's display resolution.




Using the Ultra preset gives users the ability to use a comprehensive 4K benchmark without actually needing a 4K monitor. Fire Strike Ultra is a function available to 3DMark Advanced and Professional versions of software, and is available now. Another requirement is that interested users need to have a GPU with at least 3GB of dedicated memory, as the test will put PCs through their paces.


"And while it's always been possible to run 4K tests with customer settings in 3DMark, using a dedicated 4K test will provide a common reference point..." Futuremark noted in a press release.


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