Press releases from September 2013


New 3DMark Unlimited test for Android and iOS

September 9, 2013


We've added a new test to 3DMark for making chip-to-chip comparisons across mobile devices and operating systems. 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited provides an accurate way to measure component performance without vertical sync, display resolution scaling and other operating system factors affecting the result.

In Unlimited mode the rendering engine uses a fixed time step between frames and renders exactly the same frames in every run on every device. The frames are rendered in 720p resolution "offscreen" while the display is updated with small frame thumbnails every 100 frames to show progress.

Ice Storm Unlimited is included in 3DMark for iOS and can be added to the Android edition by updating to version 1.1.0.1179, available now from Google Play.

How to choose the right benchmark for your device

Forced vertical sync on Android devices limits apps to displaying a maximum of 60 frames per second. Your score will be shown as "Maxed out" if your device hits the vertical sync limit during a test. This indicates that the test is too lightweight for your device. 3DMark will recommend the best test for your device to avoid vertical sync limits.

3DMark Ice Storm

Use Ice Storm to make device-to-device comparisons of mainstream smartphones and tablets. 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. Devices that are too fast for Ice Storm will be prompted to run Ice Storm Extreme instead.

3DMark Ice Storm Extreme

Ice Storm Extreme raises the Graphics tests' rendering resolution to 1080p and uses higher quality textures and post-processing effects to create a more demanding load for the latest mobile devices. Devices that are too fast for Ice Storm Extreme will be prompted to run Ice Storm Unlimited.

3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited

Use Ice Storm Unlimited to make chip-to-chip comparisons of different chipsets, CPUs and GPUs without vertical sync, display resolution scaling and other operating system factors affecting the result. 

Start benchmarking now

Download 3DMark iOS benchmark app:

Download 3DMark iOS benchmark from the Apple App Store

Download 3DMark Android benchmark app:

Download 3DMark Android benchmark from Google Play



3DMark now available on iOS

September 9, 2013


3DMark is now available as a free app for Apple iOS devices. The iOS edition of 3DMark includes everything you need to accurately benchmark the performance of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 

What's more, you can directly compare 3DMark scores from devices running iOS, Android, Windows and Windows RT. You'll find 3DMark scores from all the most popular smartphones and tablets in the 3DMark app and on our website's Best Mobile Devices chart.

Use 3DMark Ice Storm to test the performance of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 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.

3DMark Ice Storm Extreme raises the rendering resolution to 1080p and uses higher quality textures and post-processing effects in the Graphics tests to create a more demanding load for the latest mobile devices.

Use 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited to make chip-to-chip comparisons of different chipsets, CPUs and GPUs without vertical sync, display resolution scaling and other operating system factors affecting the result.

Download 3DMark for iOS

3DMark is a free iOS benchmark app available worldwide from the App Store:

Download 3DMark iOS benchmark from the Apple App Store



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