Fire Strike Ultra - World's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark

October 13, 2014

3DMark Fire Strike Ultra 4K Ultra HD benchmark

Post updated October 14, 2014 to add 3DMark Windows v1.4.778 release notes

The buzz around 4K gaming continues to grow, but can the latest hardware really deliver? And are the extra pixels worth the extra cost?

To answer those questions, we've created Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark, available now in 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. Sorry Basic Edition users, you'll need to upgrade if you want to run Fire Strike Ultra.

Fire Strike Ultra renders the test content at 3840 x 2160 (4K Ultra HD) before scaling the output to your PC's display resolution. This means you don't need a 4K monitor to run Fire Strike Ultra, though you will need a GPU with at least 3 GB of dedicated memory. 

You will be able to search for and compare Fire Strike Ultra scores for different hardware configurations on our website. And naturally, there's a dedicated Fire Strike Ultra leaderboard in the Futuremark Hall of Fame.

3DMark v1.4.775

This is a major update that adds Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark. Fire Strike Ultra is available to run in 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition.

New

  • Added Fire Strike Ultra, a new 4K Ultra HD benchmark test. You don't need a 4K monitor to run Fire Strike Ultra, though you will need a GPU with at least 3 GB of dedicated memory. 

Improved

  • New design for main benchmark selection screen.
  • Improved benchmark logging to assist customer support.

Fixed

  • 3DMark is now more robust when there is a problem identifying or monitoring the hardware in the system.

Professional Edition only

  • You can now set command line options within .3dmdef files.
  • Minor syntax changes to the .3dmdef definition files. You may need to update your existing scripts if using automation. See Command Line Guide for details. 
  • Added command line logging options.
  • Command line progress logging now includes workload names and loop numbers.
  • Removed empty log lines from command line output.

3DMark Windows v1.4.778

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are unaffected.

Fixed

  • Fixed the "Workload Single init returned error message: bad lexical cast" issue affecting some systems.

Download

Fire Strike Ultra is available now in the latest versions of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. The Steam version of 3DMark updates automatically. The standalone will prompt you to download and install the update. 

Find out more and download 3DMark v1.4.778.