Futuremark on Tuesday reveled the long-anticipated version of 3DMark benchmark for Google Android operating system. The Android version of 3DMark includes everything needed to accurately benchmark the performance of Android smartphones and tablets. Besides the results obtained in the benchmark can be compared to other platforms.
Developed in cooperation with Imagination Technologies, Intel, Broadcom, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and other world-class companies, 3DMark is a benchmark for over 1000 Android devices. What's more, 3DMark can be used to test the performance of devices running Android, iOS, Windows and Windows RT, and understand how new devices compare with the alternatives.
Millions of PC gamers use 3DMark to tests the limits of their hardware. Now 3DMark is ready for a new generation of mobile gamers. Available today on Android and Windows, and coming soon to Windows RT and Apple's iOS, 3DMark is the cross-platform performance benchmark for all your devices.
The Android version of 3DMark includes two benchmarks, both based on OpenGL ES 2.0:
- Ice Storm can be used to test the performance of Google Android powered smartphones or tablet. Ice Storm includes two graphics tests designed to stress the graphical (GPU) performance of your device and a physics test to stress its processing (CPU) performance.
- Ice Storm Extreme is designed for the latest smartphones and tablets, Ice Storm Extreme raises the rendering resolution to 1080p and uses higher quality textures and post-processing effects. Ice Storm Extreme will soon be included in the Windows version of 3DMark too, allowing to compare Android and Windows tablets directly.
3DMark is available worldwide as a free download for Android devices. 3DMark is also available for Windows PCs and is coming soon to Apple iOS and Windows RT.