Better benchmarking with UL
UL is the world's leading independent benchmark developer. UL benchmarks enable people to measure, understand and manage computer hardware performance. Our talented team creates the industry's most trusted and widely used performance tests for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and VR systems.
We work in cooperation with many of the world's leading technology companies to develop industry standard benchmarks that are relevant, accurate, and impartial. As a result, our benchmarks are widely used by the world's leading press publications and enthusiast review sites when testing the latest processors, graphics cards, notebooks and tablets. UL maintains the world's largest and most comprehensive hardware performance database, using the results submitted by millions of users to drive innovative online solutions designed to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions.
UL benchmarks are developed in Finland just outside the capital Helsinki. We also have a sales office in Silicon Valley and sales representatives in China, Germany and Taiwan. Contact us today to see how we can help your business or follow our news and updates on Facebook, Twitter and http://www.UL.com.
Making a mark since 1997
Our graphics gurus set out to create the world's best PC benchmarking software.
On New Year's Eve we receive our official company papers. Futuremark is born!
3DMark99, developed with industry, is the world's first benchmark for gamers.
3DMark2000, a new DirectX 7 benchmark, arrives just in time for Christmas.
3DMark2001 SE, for testing DirectX 8, is the last 3DMark to use Remedy's MAX-FX engine.
PCMark2002 is our new system benchmark for all PCs, from laptops to workstations.
3DMark03 is our first DirectX 9 benchmark and the first 3DMark to include CPU tests.
PCMark04 introduces system and component level tests for Windows 2000 & Windows XP.
3DMark05 provides three new DirectX 9 graphics tests using Shader Model 2.0.
PCMark05 for Windows XP includes CPU, graphics, memory and HDD testing.
3DMark06, the latest DirectX 9 benchmark, is our most popular 3DMark yet.
PCMark Vantage for Windows Vista introduces tests based on common user scenarios.
3DMark Vantage for Windows Vista offers brand new tests for DirectX 10 video cards.
Peacekeeper goes live offering free online web browser performance tests.
3DMark 11 wows gamers with tesselation and other new DirectX 11 features.
PCMark 7 offers complete Windows 7 performance testing for home and work.
Peacekeeper universal browser test now supports any browser on any device.
Powermark, a new battery life test and power consumption benchmark for Windows 7.
The new 3DMark is released on Windows, tests everything from tablets to desktops.
3DMark comes to Android with more than 100,000 downloads in its first week.
PCMark 8 Professional Edition adds native application tests and battery life benchmarks.
3DMark comes to Apple iOS devices and racks up 50,000 downloads in two weeks.
One more option for cross-platform benchmarking with 3DMark for Windows RT.
3DMark adds Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs.
3DMark adds Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark.
PCMark arrives on Android, tests mobile performance and battery life for everyday tasks.
UL acquires Futuremark to accelerate its expansion into benchmarking services.
The 3DMark API Overhead test is the world's first DirectX 12 API performance test.
3DMark Android adds Sling Shot, a new benchmark test using OpenGL ES 3.1 & ES 3.0.
3DMark Sling Shot and API Overhead apps arrive on the App Store.
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme, a new test using Apple's Metal API, arrives in the App Store.
PCMark for Android adds a new Storage benchmark for Android phones and tablets.
3DMark adds new Stress Tests to check the stability and reliability of PCs.
Time Spy, our new DirectX 12 benchmark, is added to all 3DMark Windows editions.
PCMark for Android adds two new tests, helps you compare scores across OS versions.
Is your PC ready for VR? Find out with VRMark, our new benchmark for virtual reality.
3DMark adds Vulkan support to the API Overhead feature test on Windows.
Fast and easy to use, PCMark 10 is the complete benchmark for the modern office.
Testdriver introduces easy automation to help you test networked PCs remotely.
Test Vulkan API performance on Android devices with the 3DMark API Overhead test.
3DMark adds Time Spy Extreme, the world's first 4K DirectX 12 benchmark test.
Servermark Media Transcode is the first test in our new server benchmarking suite.
VRMark adds Cyan Room, a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for VR.
Our redesigned Android app uses our unique data to give you more than a score.
Futuremark is rebranded as UL, a name we now share with our parent company.
VRMark, the virtual reality benchmark, adds new tests for Android devices.
Servermark VDI is the latest addition to our suite of server benchmarks for IT pros.
3DMark adds Night Raid, a DirectX 12 benchmark test for PCs with integrated graphics.
3DMark Port Royal is the world's first ray tracing benchmark for gamers.
3DMark adds the NVIDIA DLSS feature test for comparing DLSS performance & quality.
May 2019The PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile introduces a smarter way to measure battery life.
The PCMark 10 Applications benchmark uses Microsoft Office apps to test your PC.
3DMark adds a PCI Express feature test to measure the bandwidth available to GPU.
3DMark adds a VRS feature test to compare differences in VRS performance and quality.
The 3DMark VRS feature test gets a new option for testing Tier 2 Variable-Rate Shading.
PCMark 10 adds four new benchmarks for testing the latest storage devices.
Watch this space.