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3DMark now has dedicated CPU benchmark, tests single/multi-thread perf

The new 3DMark CPU Profile is a CPU-only benchmark, will test single, and multi-threaded CPU performance with 6 levels of CPU perf.

Published Thu, Jun 24 2021 9:44 PM CDT   |   Updated Fri, Jul 23 2021 2:55 PM CDT

If you want to stress test and benchmark your new CPU inside of 3DMark, you can now finally do just that with UL Benchmarks' latest update to 3DMark.

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The new 3DMark CPU Profile will test your CPU performance, either in single or multi-threaded benchmarks where it will provide a score at the end and show you how your CPU performance will scale with the amount of cores and threads being used.

There's a full benchmark run included, but if you want to test individual CPU cores and threads then the other benchmark modes are there for you: the 16 threads test, 8 threads test, 4 threads and 2 threads test, and finally the single threads test. Each of these will test CPU performance to measure how good your CPU is for older games, normal performance, new games, and the computational intensive tasks (content creation, 3D editing, high-end gaming, etc).

  • Max-threads test - The Max-threads score represents the full performance potential of your CPU when using all available threads, the ideal benchmark for the latest high-core-count processors.
  • 16-threads test - The 16-threads score is a good measure of CPU performance for computationally intensive tasks, such as digital content creation and 3D rendering, that benefit from more threads.
  • 8-threads test - The performance of modern DirectX 12 games usually correlates most closely with the 8-threads score.
  • 4-threads test and 2-threads test - The frame rates of older games developed for DirectX 9 usually correlate most closely with the 2-threads and 4-threads scores.
  • 1 thread test - The 1-thread score is a fundamental measure of your processor's performance.
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If you already own 3DMark then you just need to update it, if not you can download the latest version of 3DMark with the new CPU benchmark right here.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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