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3DMark (2013) Update Fixes Multi-GPU Testing (Updated)
An update for Futuremark's 3DMark (2013) benchmark has fixed an issue with multi-GPU setups, a problem we encountered with our own Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme testing. The new release will now work correctly on systems with up to four GPUs.
This update also adds Ice Storm Extreme, previously only available to Windows testing, a more intense version of the Ice Storm test designed for the latest mobile devices.
Update: We've now had a chance to test the new version of 3DMark (2013) with a 2-way AMD Radeon HD 7790 CrossFireX configuration and can confirm that the update seems to have fixed the multi-GPU issue.
Full patch notes:
What's New in 3DMark v1.1.0 for Windows
This update adds the Ice Storm Extreme test and fixes issues when testing systems with multiple GPUs. 3DMark scores will increase slightly on systems with two GPUs and significantly on systems with three or four GPUs.
The Ice Storm Extreme benchmark test has been added to 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions. Ice Storm Extreme is a Direct3D feature level 9 benchmark test for Windows tablets, ultrabooks and notebooks. Ice Storm Extreme raises the rendering resolution from 720p to 1080p and uses higher quality textures and post-processing effects in the graphics tests to create a more demanding load for the latest mobile devices. You can compare Ice Storm and Ice Storm Extreme scores from Windows and Android devices.
- 3DMark now works correctly on systems with up to four GPUs.
- Fixed the issue caused by Windows update KB2670838, which added partial DX11.1 support to Windows 7.
- Fixed a problem with the bloom post-processing effect when using very high rendering resolutions in custom settings.
3DMark v1.1.0 is now available to download from many of our mirror partners. People with the Steam edition of 3DMark will get the update automatically.