Introducing 3DMark Time Spy DirectX 12 benchmark test

June 23, 2016

Since 1998 gamers have turned to 3DMark benchmarks to see the latest advances in real-time graphics made possible with each new version of DirectX. That's why today we are excited to share the first official trailer and screenshots from 3DMark Time Spy, our upcoming DirectX 12 benchmark test.

In the trailer, you'll get a glimpse of gaming's future while revisiting classic 3DMark scenes from the past. For a bit of fun, see how many can you spot.

3DMark Time Spy

Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test, coming soon to all Windows editions of 3DMark. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up to support new features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is an ideal benchmark for testing the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards.

Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, Time Spy shows the exciting potential of low-level, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12. 

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About 3DMark - The Gamer's Benchmark

3DMark is a popular benchmarking application used by millions of gamers, hundreds of hardware review sites and many leading technology companies. With its wide range of benchmarks, you can benchmark everything from tablets and laptops to the latest high-end 4K gaming PCs. 

Time Spy will be added to 3DMark as a new test to complement the existing benchmarks. Time Spy will be available in all Windows editions of 3DMark, including 3DMark Basic Edition and the Steam demo, both of which are free.

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The Steam Summer Sale has just started. Grab 3DMark for just $4.99 and you'll save $20 off the usual price. Everyone who buys 3DMark in the Steam Sale will be able to run the Basic version of Time Spy when it is released.