3DMark benchmark test available for iOS

The benchmark testing software 3DMark has released an iOS app to test GPU and CPU performance, just in time for Apple's expected new hardware announcements.

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Futuremark is bringing the iconic 3DMark benchmark software to iOS. A newly available app puts your iOS device through its paces to test its gaming prowess. The tests come in three forms of an "Ice Storm" render, to test GPU and CPU performance.

3DMark is free on the iOS App Store. The 3DMark community site also scores various smart devices and pits them against each other, battle royale style. The announcement cheerfully notes that if Apple debuts its new iOS device this week, you can use 3DMark to hold their claims up to the cold ice storm of reality.

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    September 9, 2013 4:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, 3DMark benchmark test available for iOS.

    The benchmark testing software 3DMark has released an iOS app to test GPU and CPU performance, just in time for Apple's expected new hardware announcements.

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      September 9, 2013 5:27 PM

      Pretty silly to have considering that you have little to no variation on hardware profiles.

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        September 9, 2013 5:49 PM

        well it might tell you if an app is causing trouble and using CPU in the background.

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        September 9, 2013 6:25 PM

        It's cross platform and they're inviting cross platform comparisons.

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          September 9, 2013 6:57 PM

          I mean I get that but still. Hardware variation will still be relatively slim even between Android and iOS devices.

          If you want to know whether or not your system will run a certain game well enough, the research is relatively easy to find with little to no standard metric required.

          It's not like a PC where any number of combinations of parts can constitute a near infinite variety of system possibilities which makes comparison sometimes difficult to discuss.

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      September 9, 2013 5:46 PM

      I guess that means they don't have much new in the 5s so they are going to point to numbers instead of new features. Nice going Tim Cook.

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        September 10, 2013 8:03 AM

        I don't think you're understanding what this is or how it works.

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          September 10, 2013 9:38 AM

          I think so. They have a good number because the phone is very fast and they are planning to market that because they don't have enough interesting new things to market.

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      September 9, 2013 6:02 PM

      whats the point? every iphone 5 is gonna have the same hardware. results from phone to phone should be near identical.

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      September 9, 2013 6:22 PM

      It probably just runs a rolling demo and spits out a predetermined number. With such little variation in performance there isn't any reason it couldn't get away with it.

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      September 9, 2013 10:36 PM

      I scored 3829 on my HTC EVO 3D. LoL, but I do have to mention it did lock up (not the phone, just the app) 3 times before it ran the whole tests. :'( Time to upgrade. Looking at the Note III.

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      September 10, 2013 12:45 AM

      my phone has problems even downloading this lol

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        September 10, 2013 1:06 AM

        or loading the app, and crashes while running it :[

        Galaxy S1 lol

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      September 10, 2013 9:02 AM

      When you post your scores at Futuremark, just make sure you specify the size of your iPhone 5 (16,32,64) which iOS version and if it's jailbroken or not.