Better benchmarking with UL Solutions

Better benchmarking with UL Solutions

UL Solutions is the world's leading independent benchmark developer. Benchmarks developed by UL Solutions 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 Solutions 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 Solutions develops its benchmarks in Finland just outside the capital, Helsinki. We also have a sales office in Silicon Valley and sales representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, and Taiwan. Contact us today to see how we can help your business or follow our news and updates on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Making a mark since 1997

November 1997

Our graphics gurus set out to create the world's best PC benchmarking software.

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December 1997

On New Year's Eve we receive our official company papers. Futuremark is born!

October 1998

3DMark99, developed with industry, is the world's first benchmark for gamers.

December 1999

3DMark2000, a new DirectX 7 benchmark, arrives just in time for Christmas.

February 2002

3DMark2001 SE, for testing DirectX 8, is the last 3DMark to use Remedy's MAX-FX engine.

March 2002

PCMark2002 is our new system benchmark for all PCs, from laptops to workstations.

February 2003

3DMark03 is our first DirectX 9 benchmark and the first 3DMark to include CPU tests.

November 2003

PCMark04 introduces system and component level tests for Windows 2000 & Windows XP.

September 2004

3DMark05 provides three new DirectX 9 graphics tests using Shader Model 2.0.

June 2005

PCMark05 for Windows XP includes CPU, graphics, memory and HDD testing.

January 2006

3DMark06, the latest DirectX 9 benchmark, is our most popular 3DMark yet.

PCMark Vantage
October 2007

PCMark Vantage for Windows Vista introduces tests based on common user scenarios.

3DMark Vantage
April 2008

3DMark Vantage for Windows Vista offers brand new tests for DirectX 10 video cards.

March 2009

Peacekeeper goes live offering free online web browser performance tests.

3DMark 11
December 2010

3DMark 11 wows gamers with tesselation and other new DirectX 11 features.

PCMark 7
May 2011

PCMark 7 offers complete Windows 7 performance testing for home and work.

November 2011

Peacekeeper universal browser test now supports any browser on any device.

December 2011

Powermark, a new battery life test and power consumption benchmark for Windows 7.

February 2013

The new 3DMark is released on Windows, tests everything from tablets to desktops.

3DMark Android Edition
April 2013

3DMark comes to Android with more than 100,000 downloads in its first week.

PCMark 8
June 2013

PCMark 8 Professional Edition adds native application tests and battery life benchmarks.

3DMark iOS Edition
September 2013

3DMark comes to Apple iOS devices and racks up 50,000 downloads in two weeks.

3DMark for Windows RT
October 2013

One more option for cross-platform benchmarking with 3DMark for Windows RT.

3DMark Sky Diver
June 2014

3DMark adds Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs.

3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
October 2014

3DMark adds Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark.

PCMark for Android
October 2014

PCMark arrives on Android, tests mobile performance and battery life for everyday tasks.

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November 2014

UL acquires Futuremark to accelerate its expansion into benchmarking services.

3DMark API Overhead fetaure test
March 2015

The 3DMark API Overhead test is the world's first DirectX 12 API performance test.

3DMark Sling Shot
July 2015

3DMark Android adds Sling Shot, a new benchmark test using OpenGL ES 3.1 & ES 3.0.

3DMark iOS Edition
October 2015

3DMark Sling Shot and API Overhead apps arrive on the App Store.

3DMark Sling Shot
March 2016

3DMark Sling Shot Extreme, a new test using Apple's Metal API, arrives in the App Store.

3DMark Sling Shot
May 2016

PCMark for Android adds a new Storage benchmark for Android phones and tablets.

3DMark Stress Tests
June 2016

3DMark adds new Stress Tests to check the stability and reliability of PCs.

3DMark Time Spy DirectX 12 benchmark
July 2016

Time Spy, our new DirectX 12 benchmark, is added to all 3DMark Windows editions.

PCMark for Android Work 2.0 benchmark test
October 2016

PCMark for Android adds two new tests, helps you compare scores across OS versions.

VRMark, the VR benchmark test
November 2016

Is your PC ready for VR? Find out with VRMark, our new benchmark for virtual reality.

3DMark API Overhead feature test with Vulkan for Windows PCs
March 2017

3DMark adds Vulkan support to the API Overhead feature test on Windows.

PCMark 10 Windows PC benchmark
June 2017

Fast and easy to use, PCMark 10 is the complete benchmark for the modern office.

Testdriver benchmark automation
July 2017

Testdriver introduces easy automation to help you test networked PCs remotely.

3DMark API Overhead feature test with Vulkan for Android devices
August 2017

Test Vulkan API performance on Android devices with the 3DMark API Overhead test.

3DMark Time Spy Extreme, the new 4K DirectX 12 benchmark test
October 2017

3DMark adds Time Spy Extreme, the world's first 4K DirectX 12 benchmark test.

Servermark server benchmark
November 2017

Servermark Media Transcode is the first test in our new server benchmarking suite.

VRMark Cyan Room benchmark
November 2017

VRMark adds Cyan Room, a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for VR.

3DMark Android new UI
December 2017

Our redesigned Android app uses our unique data to give you more than a score.

UL Benchmarks
April 2018

Futuremark is rebranded as UL, a name we now share with our parent company.

VRMark, the VR benchmark tests for Android
June 2018

VRMark, the virtual reality benchmark, adds new tests for Android devices.

Servermark server benchmark
August 2018

Servermark VDI is the latest addition to our suite of server benchmarks for IT pros.

3DMark Night Raid benchmark
October 2018

3DMark adds Night Raid, a DirectX 12 benchmark test for PCs with integrated graphics.

3DMark Port Royal benchmark
January 2019

3DMark Port Royal is the world's first ray tracing benchmark for gamers.

NVIDIA DLSS feature test
February 2019

3DMark adds the NVIDIA DLSS feature test for comparing DLSS performance & quality.

PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile
May 2019
The PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile introduces a smarter way to measure battery life.
PCMark 10 Applications benchmark
May 2019

The PCMark 10 Applications benchmark uses Microsoft Office apps to test your PC.

3DMark PCI Express feature test
June 2019

3DMark adds a PCI Express feature test to measure the bandwidth available to GPU.

3DMark VRS feature test
August 2019

3DMark adds a VRS feature test to compare differences in VRS performance and quality.

3DMark VRS feature test
December 2019

The 3DMark VRS feature test gets a new option for testing Tier 2 Variable-Rate Shading.

PCMark 10 Storage benchmarks
December 2019

PCMark 10 adds four new benchmarks for testing the latest storage devices.

Testdriver benchmark automation
September 2020

Testdriver Cloud Edition offers easy benchmark automation with cloud-based control.

NVIDIA DLSS feature test
September 2020

3DMark adds DLSS 2 support and three quality modes to the NVIDIA DLSS feature test.

UL Procyon Professional Benchmark Suite
September 2020

UL launches Procyon, a new suite of benchmark tests for professional users.

UL Procyon AI Inference Benchmark
September 2020

Test Android AI performance with the UL Procyon AI Inference Benchmark.

3DMark Wild Life Benchmark, cross-platform benchmark for GPU performance
October 2020

Compare the latest Apple, Android and Windows devices with 3DMark Wild Life.

3DMark DirectX Raytracing feature test
October 2020

3DMark DirectX Raytracing feature test measures pure ray-tracing performance.

UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark
November 2020

The UL Procyon Photo Editing Benchmark uses Adobe apps to test PC performance.

UL Procyon Video Editing Benchmark
November 2020

The UL Procyon Video Editing Benchmark helps content creators choose a PC.

Testdriver benchmark automation
November 2020

Testdriver Cloud Edition adds CPU Health Test for quick PC health monitoring.

3DMark Mesh Shader feature test
February 2021

3DMark Mesh Shader feature test shows how mesh shaders can boost game frame rates.

3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark
May 2021

3DMark Wild Life Extreme is a cross-platform benchmark for mobile computing devices.

3DMark CPU Profile benchmarks
June 2021

The 3DMark CPU Profile shows how performance scales on modern processors.

3DMark Sampler Feedback benchmarks
August 2021

3DMark adds a new test that uses the sampler feedback feature in DirectX 12 Ultimate.

Testdriver benchmark automation
August 2021

Testdriver Cloud Edition Storage Health Test measures system drive performance.

UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark
October 2021

Test PC performance with the UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark.

3DMark Storage Benchmark
November 2021

Test the gaming performance of the latest SSDs with the 3DMark Storage Benchmark.

3DMark Intel XeSS feature test
October 2022

3DMark adds the Intel XeSS feature test for comparing XeSS performance & quality.

3DMark Speed Way
October 2022

3DMark Speed Way tests ray traced gaming performance with DirectX 12 Ultimate.

3DMark DLSS 3 feature test
October 2022

3DMark adds DLSS 3 and DLSS Frame Generation to the NVIDIA DLSS feature test.

UL Procyon AI Inference Benchmark
September 2022

Test AI performance with the UL Procyon AI Computer Vision Benchmark.

UL Procyon AI Inference Benchmark
December 2022

3DMark adds the AMD FSR feature test for comparing FSR 2 performance & Quality.

3DMark Solar Bay
August 2023

Compare cross-platform ray traced gaming performance using 3DMark Solar Bay.

UL Procyon AI Image Generation benchmark
March 2024

Test AI performance of powerful AI accelerators using the AI Image Generation Benchmark.

UL Procyon AI Inference Benchmark
April 2024

Benchmark macOS AI performance using the AI Computer Vision Benchmark.

Steel Nomad Benchmark
May 2024

3DMark adds new cross-platform Steel Nomad and Steel Nomad Light Benchmarks

Procyon One-Hour Battery Consumption Benchmark
May 2024

Procyon One-Hour Battery Consumption Benchmark helps measure how device settings affect battery drain

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