Not long ago 3DMark launched their latest benchmark for PCs, now it’s out for Android, or at least a version of it is specifically for Android devices. The best part I think is that it’s free and you can go and download it from Google Play right now and test your device..
-Futuremark® released 3DMark on the Google Play store today, bringing the world’s most popular hardware performance benchmark to Android devices everywhere. The Android version of 3DMark includes everything you need to accurately test and compare the performance of Android smartphones and tablets. Developed in cooperation with Broadcom, Imagination Technologies, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and other world-class companies, 3DMark is a professional-grade testing tool available to all Android users as a free app. Find out more and download 3DMark Android benchmark now.
Recent research by Google found that 84% of US tablet owners regularly use their tablet for playing games. 3DMark is a cross-platform benchmark designed to test the gaming performance and capabilities of all types of modern hardware from smartphones and tablets, to the latest high-end desktop gaming PCs. The Android version of 3DMark includes two benchmark tests, both based on OpenGL ES 2.0.
What’s more, 3DMark scores can be compared across platforms. You can use 3DMark to test and compare the performance of devices running Android, iOS, Windows and Windows RT, to better understand how new devices compare with the alternatives.
3DMark Ice Storm
Use the 3DMark Ice Storm benchmark to test the performance of your Android powered smartphone or tablet. Ice Storm includes two graphics tests designed to stress the graphical (GPU) performance of your device and a physics test to stress its processing (CPU) performance.
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
For the latest smartphones and tablets, Ice Storm Extreme raises the rendering resolution to 1080p and uses higher quality textures and post-processing effects. Ice Storm Extreme will soon be included in the Windows version of 3DMark too, allowing you to compare the performance of Android and Windows tablets directly.
Test your own Android device now
3DMark is a free Android benchmark app available worldwide for more than 1,000 compatible Android devices. 3DMark is also available for Windows PCs and is coming soon to Apple iOS and Windows RT devices.