3dMark Video Card Testing

At a suggestion from Kevin, I snagged the 3DMark tool to test my systems video.

I ran the program to run tests on the system just to see if it encountered any issues. Nope, everything seems just peachy 🙂

I got a 3,611 Time Spy score which isn’t spectacular (better than 32% of systems).

3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spy is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built “the right way” from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal test for benchmarking the latest graphics cards.

But I got a 10,089 Fire Strike score which is real good (better than 72% of systems).

Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.

I did put the system into SLI mode (connect 2 graphics cards for better performance) but the tests didn’t change and per the site (and for $30) I’d have to run the Fire Strike Extreme to test SLI and Fire Strike Ultra Benchmark test to test the 4K monitor.

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme is an enhanced version of Fire Strike designed for high-end multi-GPU systems (SLI / Crossfire) and future hardware generations.

In addition to raising the rendering resolution, additional visual quality improvements increase the rendering load to ensure accurate performance measurements for truly extreme hardware setups.

Can your PC handle the world’s first 4K gaming benchmark? Fire Strike Ultra’s 4K UHD rendering resolution is four times larger than the 1080p resolution used in Fire Strike.

A 4K monitor is not required, but your graphics card must have at least 3GB of memory to run this monstrously demanding benchmark.

So, sweeeeet 😀

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