Press releases from November 2016


A new, easier way to submit your 3DMark scores to HWBOT

November 30, 2016


3DMark benchmark

HWBOT is a popular community for competitive overclocking and benchmark leaderboards. Whether you are new to overclocking or an old hand, HWBOT is the place to go for overclocking contests, rankings, and esports.

Submitting 3DMark scores to HWBOT has traditionally involved manually copying over results, entering hardware details and uploading validation screenshots. For the past few weeks, we've been working with the HWBOT team to make this process easier and faster.

Today, we're launching our new streamlined submission process. Starting with 3DMark Time Spy, you can now submit scores to HWBOT with one click on 3dmark.com. We hope to extend this feature to other tests in the future.

How do I link my HWBOT account to my Futuremark account?

Connecting your HWBOT account is easy. If you don't have an HWBOT account, you can create one here.

  • Sign in to 3dmark.com and go to the Settings page.
  • Scroll down to the Connect HWBOT Account section.
  • Enter your HWBOT username and password and click the Connect button.

How do I submit my 3DMark Time Spy scores to HWBOT?

Please note that you can only submit results that have passed our score validation checks.

  • Open the result page for the 3DMark Time Spy score that you want to submit to HWBOT.
  • In the top section, below the score, click on the Submit result to HWBOT link.
  • Log in to the HWBOT page that opens.
  • You can now add extra details to your result, for example, cooling information and hardware details.
  • When you are finished, click the Submit benchmark result button to submit your score.



Is your PC ready for VR? Find out with VRMark

November 3, 2016


We are excited to announce the public release of VRMark, our new VR benchmark



The performance requirements for VR games are much higher than for typical PC games. So if you're thinking about buying an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift this holiday, wouldn't it be good to know that your PC is ready for VR?

VRMark comes with two VR benchmark tests, which you can run on your desktop monitor or on a VR headset. At the end of each test, you'll see whether your PC is VR-ready, and if not, how far it falls short. There is also a free-roaming Experience mode that lets you judge the quality of the VR experience with your own eyes.

Orange Room benchmark

VRMark Orange Room Benchmark

The VRMark Orange Room benchmark shows the impressive level of detail that can be achieved on a PC that meets the recommended hardware requirements for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If your PC passes this test, it's ready for the two most popular VR systems available today.

Blue Room benchmark

VRMark Blue Room Benchmark

The VRMark Blue Room benchmark is a more demanding test with a greater level of detail. It is the ideal benchmark for comparing high-end systems with specs above the recommended requirements for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A PC that passes this test will be able to run the latest VR games at the highest settings, and may even be VR-ready for the next generation of VR headsets.

Results and reporting

VRMark Orange Room Benchmark Result Screen

After running a benchmark, you'll see clearly whether your PC is VR-ready or not. To pass, your PC has to meet or exceed the target frame rate without dropping frames. You also get an overall score, which you can use to compare systems.

Hardware monitoring charts show how your PC performed frame-by-frame. There are charts for frame rate, GPU frequency, GPU load, and GPU temperature.

Experience mode

VR headsets use clever techniques to compensate for missed frames. With Experience mode, you can judge the quality of the VR experience with your own eyes. Explore each scene in your own time in VR or on your monitor.

VRMark Experience mode features free movement, spatial audio, and an interactive flashlight for lighting up the details of the scene.

PCMark for Android benchmark for smart phones and tablets

Available now

You can download and buy VRMark from our online store and from Steam

VRMark Basic Edition - free download

  • See if your PC meets the performance requirements for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
  • Test your system's VR readiness with the Orange Room benchmark.
  • Explore the Orange Room in Experience mode.

VRMark Advanced Edition - $19.99   $14.99 until November 10

  • Unlock the Blue Room benchmark for high-performance PCs.
  • See detailed results and hardware monitoring charts.
  • Explore both rooms in Experience mode.
  • Make tests more or less demanding with custom settings.

VRMark Professional Edition - contact us for a quote

  • Licensed for business and commercial use.
  • Script and run tests from the Command Line.


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