Press releases from December 2013


Quanta Computer joins Futuremark Benchmark Development Program

December 19, 2013


We are proud to announce that Quanta Computer has joined the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program™. Quanta will work with us to create new benchmarks for PC and mobile platforms. 

Futuremark creates the world's most widely used benchmarks, software that helps people compare the performance of the devices they depend on every day. 3DMark and PCMark are used throughout industry, business and government, by more than a thousand specialist press publications, and millions of people worldwide. 

Quanta Computer is the world's largest notebook computer ODM company. Quanta manufacturers one out of every three laptops sold globally and is an ODM partner for every one of the top ten PC companies. In recent years, Quanta has extended its businesses into enterprise network systems, home entertainment, mobile communication, automotive electronics and digital home markets. 

The Futuremark Benchmark Development Program is an initiative for building partnerships with leading hardware and technology manufacturers with the purpose of creating industry standard benchmarks for performance measurement. Members include AMD, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung and many other world-class companies. 

Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO says, 

"For more than ten years, we have worked closely with the world's leading hardware manufacturers to create better benchmarks. Our Benchmark Development Program is the most popular and successful initiative of its kind, which is why I am especially excited to expand our cooperation by welcoming Quanta Computer into the Program."

Oliver Baltuch, Futuremark President says, 

"Working with industry leaders in an open and collaborative process is the only way to create benchmarks that are accurate, relevant and impartial. I am delighted that future versions of 3DMark and PCMark will benefit from the insight, experience and vision of Quanta Computer's expert engineers."

Find out more about 3DMark, PCMark and the Benchmark Development Program, or follow us on LinkedIn for our latest company news. 

About Quanta Computer 

Established in 1988, Quanta Computer is the largest notebook computer ODM company in the world. With leading technology and strong R&D capability , Quanta has become a leader in hi-tech markets and the best partner providing quality design and manufacturing services to top-notch brands worldwide for technology products . Quanta has offices in USA, Taiwan, Germany, Shanghai, Chongqing and Jiangsu. http://www.quantatw.com/ 



3DMark Windows update fixes hardware monitoring

December 10, 2013


We've released an update for the Windows desktop version of 3DMark. The Steam version updates automatically; the standalone will prompt you to install the update when you next run the program.

This update fixes and improves hardware detection and monitoring. Running 3DMark Advanced or Professional Edition with compatible hardware will again generate an interactive graph of CPU and GPU clock speeds and temperatures recorded during the tests. 

We've also added the Ice Storm Unlimited test for benchmarking Windows 8 tablets and other mobile devices. You can compare Ice Storm scores with the latest Android and iOS devices.  

What's new in 3DMark Windows v1.2.250

New

  • Adds Ice Storm Unlimited test for comparing Windows 8 tablets with the latest Android and iOS devices.

Improved

  • 3DMark now uses technology provided by TechPowerUp for improved GPU hardware detection.

Fixed

  • Hardware monitoring performance graphs show clock speeds and temperatures for the CPU and GPU again (with compatible hardware in 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions only).

Download 3DMark

From Futuremark or Steam.



3DMark iOS benchmark app gets 64-bit update

December 3, 2013


What's new in 3DMark iOS v1.2.0

Compatibility

  • Now includes a 64-bit version for benchmarking iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. 
  • Scores from those devices will improve slightly with this version.

New

  • Device models that do not comply with our benchmark rules have been delisted from the Device Channel.
  • You should not use scores from delisted models to compare devices.

Improved

  • Compare your score with Windows 8 tablets in the Device Channel.

Download

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

Download 3DMark iOS benchmark from the App Store



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