Press releases from December 2014


Best Android Devices 2014: Gaming Performance

December 17, 2014


To end the year, we're listing the Best Android Devices of 2014 for gaming, everyday use, and battery life

This table ranks Android devices for gaming performance using their 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark scores. 3DMark highlights GPU performance with CPU performance having a lesser influence. We currently have 3DMark data for more than 2000 different smart phones and tablets. 

Best Android Devices for Gaming, ranked by 3DMark score

View the full list and compare more than 2000 smart phones and tablets.

Test your device, and see how it compares

3DMark is a free Android benchmark app available from Google Play.

Download 3DMark Android benchmark from Google Play



Best Android Devices 2014: Everyday performance

December 12, 2014


To end the year, we're taking a look at the Best Android Devices of 2014 for gamingeveryday use, and battery life

PCMark for Android measures the performance of smart phones and tablets using benchmarks based on everyday tasks such as browsing the web, watching videos, working with text, and editing photos. 

These tests emphasize the interdependence of the CPU, GPU, storage and memory on overall performance, treating the device as a complete unit rather than a set of isolated components. 

PCMark for Android has only been available for a few weeks, but it already has data for over 700 of the latest and most popular devices. 

Best Android Devices for Gaming, ranked by 3DMark score

View the full list and compare more than 700 Android smart phones and tablets.

Test your device, and see how it compares

PCMark for Android is a free Android benchmark app available from Google Play.

Download PCMark for Android benchmark from Google Play




Best Android Devices 2014: Battery Life

December 12, 2014


To end the year, we're taking a look at the Best Android Devices of 2014 for gamingeveryday use, and battery life

With PCMark for Android, you can measure the battery life of smart phones and tablets for everyday tasks such as browsing the web, watching videos, working with text, and editing photos.

This is a table we'll be watching closely in 2015 since seeing battery life (green bar) and performance (grey bar) side by side is an excellent way to judge a device's overall capabilities.

Best Android Devices for Gaming, ranked by 3DMark score

View the full list and compare the battery life of over 200 Android smart phones and tablets.

Test your device, and see how it compares

PCMark for Android is a free Android benchmark app available from Google Play.

Download PCMark for Android benchmark from Google Play




3DMark v1.4.828 update released (Windows)

December 1, 2014


This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are unaffected.

Improved

  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware detection.
  • Reduced hardware monitoring overhead (was already negligible).
  • Product key is no longer visible on the Help tab unless you choose to reveal it.

Fixed

  • Fixed a memory access violation issue with Ice Storm and Cloud Gate that could occasionally cause crashes in stress testing scenarios.
  • Letterboxed mode now retains 16:9 aspect ratio even when selecting a non-default Output Resolution on the Help tab.

Professional Edition only

  • Fixed the "No outputs found on DXGI adapter" issue in the Command Line application affecting laptops with NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology.
  • Fixed custom_x.3dmdef files to use the centred scaling mode by default.
  • You can now change the scaling mode from a .3dmdef file and via command line.


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