3DMark Time Spy - DirectX 12 benchmark test available now

July 14, 2016

3DMark Time Spy, a new DirectX 12 benchmark test, is now available to download and buy from the Futuremark website and from Steam


3DMark Time Spy

Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of our Benchmark Development Program, 3DMark 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. 

DirectX 12, introduced with Windows 10, is a low-level graphics API that reduces processor overhead. With less overhead and better utilization of modern GPU hardware, a DirectX 12 game engine can draw more objects, textures and effects to the screen. How much more? Take a look at the table below that compares Time Spy with Fire Strike, a high-end DirectX 11 test.

Average processing performed per frame in 3DMark Time Spy and 3DMark FIre Strike

With its pure DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, 3DMark Time Spy is the ideal benchmark for testing the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards.

3DMark - The Gamer's Benchmark

3DMark is a popular benchmarking application used by millions of gamers, hundreds of hardware review sites and many leading technology companies. With its wide range of benchmarks, you can benchmark everything from tablets and laptops to the latest high-end 4K gaming PCs. 

Time Spy is available as a free update for all Windows editions of 3DMark, including 3DMark Basic Edition and the Steam demo.

3DMark Basic Edition / Steam demo - FREE

Benchmark your PC with a range of tests including Time Spy and Fire Strike.

3DMark Advanced Edition - New price from July 23 - $29.99

Since its release in 2013, 3DMark Advanced Edition owners have enjoyed free updates which have added exclusive new tests and features such as Fire Strike Ultra, the API Overhead feature test, and most recently, the new Stress Tests. With the addition of Time Spy, the price of 3DMark Advanced Edition will go up from $24.99 to $29.99 on July 23. 

3DMark Advanced Edition unlocks all benchmarks and additional features including Time Spy Custom run settings and the Time Spy Stress Test. 

  • Unlock all benchmarks and feature tests including Time Spy.
  • Check your PC's stability with 3DMark Stress Tests.
  • Explore your PC's performance limits with custom settings.
  • Get in-depth insights with interactive performance graphs.
  • Automatically save your results offline.

3DMark Time Spy upgrade - $9.99

This is an optional upgrade for people who bought 3DMark Advanced Edition before July 14, 2016. The upgrade unlocks additional features and settings, but it is not required to run Time Spy benchmark tests.

  • Unlock custom settings for Time Spy.
  • Unlock the Time Spy Stress Test.
  • Unlock the option to skip the Time Spy demo.

3DMark Professional Edition - POA

3DMark Professional Edition is licensed for business and commercial use. It offers additional features designed for business users such as command line automation and scripting, extended Stress Test options, Image Quality Tool, private offline results by default, and result export to XML for further analysis and reporting. Contact us for a quote at sales@futuremark.com.

Special launch offers and promotions

Save 60% on 3DMark Advanced Edition until July 23
$9.99, usually $24.99, then $29.99 after July 23

Existing 3DMark owners, save 50% on Time Spy upgrade until July 23
$4.99, usually $9.99

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