3DMark Gaming Benchmarks Coming to Android Next Year


Benchmarks can be tricky things to read; when you attempt to boil-down all aspects of a smartphone’s performance to a single number, it becomes difficult to see just how two similarly-ranked devices differ. One thing that can help is by tailoring the makeup of the benchmark figure to evaluate a specific subset of device capabilities; that way, you know that what’s being factored-in to that final score is relevant to your interests. If you’re a big Android gaming fan, you might want to be on the lookout next year for the arrival of 3DMark, which will attempt to generate gaming-specific benchmarks for Android devices.

Futuremark says that 3DMark for Android will focus on raw CPU power, rendering performance, and simulation with a physics engine – all factors heavily weighing upon high-end gaming performance. Results from the testing should be compatible with the company’s Windows 8 3DMark product.

Granted, there’s a lot more to what makes a smartphone great than just hardware performance, but benchmarks, when they’re accurate, definitely can give users a good starting-off point when deciding which phones they should be comparing.

Source: Futuremark

Via: Android and Me

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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