3DMark for Windows 8 now due in January; Windows RT version coming

2012-Dec-11 | Tags: benchmark

Windows on ARMOver a year ago, Futuremark announced it would release a new version of its popular 3DMark PC benchmarking software for Windows 8. At the time, the plan was to launch 3DMark for Windows 8 before the end of 2012. Today, Futuremark announced the launch date has been pushed back but just for a little while longer.

In a press release, Futuremark said:

As final testing continues and we gather feedback from our Benchmark Development Program partners, it is now looking certain that we will not be able to release 3DMark in 2012. Benchmark quality is our number one priority so we are now aiming for a Windows launch in January 2013.

Futuremark also plans to release versions of 3DMark for Windows RT, iOS and Android operating systems, but a specific release date for those platforms has not been announced. Futuremark also released a new trailer that shows off Fire Strike, which will be the DirectX 11-based graphics test for 3DMark.

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