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Futuremark's 3DMark gets Vulkan API support

by on24 March 2017

With all new Vulkan API overhead test

The latest v2.3.3663 update for Futuremark's 3DMark benchmarking utility includes several improvements, bug and compatibility fixes but, more importantly, adds Vulkan support to the API Overhead feature test.

According to Futuremark, the API Overhead feature test, which now supports Vulkan API, compares Vulkan, DirectX 12 and DirectX 11 API performance. In order to work, the Vulkan test needs compatible drivers with Vulkan support and it replaces the previously available Mantle API test.

In addition to the Vulkan API support, the new 3DMark v2.3.3663 also fixes several bugs, including a problem that caused API Overhead feature test to fail to show a score, a fix for an issue where Time Spy test failed to properly recover from a corrupted shader cache and a scaling bug that caused part of the UI to end up outside the display area on 1080p monitors.

The new 3DMark v2.3.3663 also improves compatibility on X99 systems where SystemInfo scan time is greatly improved.

As always, the new update is available for download in standalone versions of the 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions while the Steam version of the 3DMark should update automatically. Bear in mind that the API Overhead feature test is not available in 3DMark Basic Edition or the Steam demo.


Last modified on 24 March 2017
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