3DMark Advanced Edition GPU benchmark test

3DMark updates, upgrades, and DLC

Bigger and better every year

We update 3DMark regularly so that you can benchmark the latest hardware and graphics APIs. Since 2013, we've added more than a dozen new benchmarks and stress tests. We've redesigned the app (twice) and added new features. We make sure that 3DMark supports new hardware and drivers.

When you buy 3DMark today, you benefit from over nine years of continuous development, updates, and enhancements. And we're just getting started.

Every year, we add new benchmarks, tests, and features to 3DMark. Many of these updates will be free, even in 3DMark Basic Edition and the 3DMark Demo on Steam. Some new tests, like Wild Life and our latest feature tests, will only be available to people who own the paid version of 3DMark.

A few major releases, like Port Royal and Speed Way, will be available as an upgrade that costs a little more. And some new tests, such as the 3DMark Storage Benchmark, will be released as DLC that is purchased separately for all users.

3DMark upgrades and DLC may cost a little more, but it will always be much less than if they were released as new standalone applications.

Major 3DMark updates

2013 Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Cloud Gate, Ice Storm, Ice Storm Extreme
2014 Fire Strike Ultra, Sky Diver
2015 API Overhead feature test
2016 Time Spy, Stress Tests
2017 Time Spy Extreme, API Overhead (Vulkan)
2018 Night Raid
2019 Port Royal, NVIDIA DLSS feature test, PCI Express feature test, VRS feature test
2020 Wild Life, DirectX Raytracing feature test, NVIDIA DLSS feature test (DLSS 2)
2021 Wild Life Extreme, CPU Profile, Storage Benchmark, Mesh Shader feature test, Sampler Feedback feature test
2022 Intel XeSS feature test, Speed Way, NVIDIA DLSS feature test (DLSS 3)
2023 AMD FSR feature test, Solar Bay
2024 Steel Nomad, Steel Nomad Light

3DMark Speed Way upgrade

3DMark Speed Way upgrade

For people who bought 3DMark before October 12, 2022

The Speed Way upgrade adds new tests and features for testing your GPU's DirectX 12 Ultimate performance.

  • Adds the Speed Way benchmark.
  • Adds Speed Way Stress Test.
  • Custom benchmark settings for Speed Way.
  • Adds Speed Way Interactive and VS. Modes.
  • Adds the AMD FSR feature test.


Storage Benchmark DLC

3DMark Storage Benchmark

Advanced Edition DLC
purchased separately

The 3DMark Storage Benchmark DLC extends 3DMark with a dedicated component test for measuring the gaming performance of your SSD.

  • SSD benchmark designed for gamers.
  • Tests based on real gaming activities.
  • Compare scores to find the best SSDs.
  • Supports the latest high-performance devices.
  • Works with internal and external drives.


3DMark Port Royal upgrade

3DMark Port Royal upgrade

For people who bought 3DMark before January 8, 2019

The Port Royal upgrade adds new tests and features for testing the real-time ray tracing and DLSS performance of the latest graphics cards.

  • Adds the Port Royal ray tracing benchmark.
  • Adds Port Royal Stress Test.
  • Adds the Intel XeSS feature test.
  • Adds DirectX Raytracing feature test.
  • Adds the NVIDIA DLSS feature test.


3DMark Time Spy upgrade

3DMark Time Spy upgrade

For people who bought 3DMark before July 14, 2016

The Time Spy Upgrade unlocks additional tests, features, and settings for the set of DirectX 12 benchmarks in 3DMark.

  • Adds the Time Spy Extreme benchmark.
  • Stress testing with DirectX 12 benchmarks.
  • Hardware monitoring for DirectX 12 tests.
  • Custom settings for DirectX 12 benchmarks.
  • Skip demo option for DirectX 12 benchmarks.