Futuremark announces 3DMark for Windows 8

The new benchmark is being specifically created for testing the Windows 8 operating system and its architecture

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Futuremark announces 3DMark for Windows 8 Futuremark has announced a new benchmark for Windows 8 that can work across a wide range of architecture
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  November 16, 2011

Futuremark has announced a new benchmark for the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system (OS).

Jukka Mäkinen, CEO of Futuremark, said, "With Windows 8 gamers will be able to enjoy their games on a wide range of devices from lightweight tablets to heavy-duty desktop rigs. Faced with so much choice it will be hard to work out which devices offer the best value for money. Fortunately 3DMark for Windows 8 will be our most wide-reaching 3DMark ever, able to accurately measure and compare gaming performance across all devices and graphical feature sets available with Windows 8."

Some of the purported features of the benchmark include:

-         Real-time screen test for all levels of hardware

-         Measuring and comparing gaming performance on all Windows 8 devices

-         Ready to use for both ‘Metro' and ‘Classic' Windows UI

-         Support for x86 and ARM-based architecture

3DMark for Windows 8 is expected to be released in 2012, once Microsoft releases its next generation OS.

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