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Minor updates for 3DMark and PCMark 8

Posted December 1, 2014 by RyanR in News

Minor updates for 3DMark and PCMark 8

3DMark v1.4.828 (Windows)
This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are unaffected.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware detection.
  • Reduced hardware monitoring overhead (was already negligible).
  • Product key is no longer visible on the Help tab unless you choose to reveal it.
  • Fixed a memory access violation issue with Ice Storm and Cloud Gate that could occasionally cause crashes in stress testing scenarios.
  • Letterboxed scaling mode now retains a 16:9 aspect ratio even when selecting a non-default Output Resolution on the Help tab.
  • Fixed the “No outputs found on DXGI adapter” issue in the Command Line application affecting laptops with NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology.
  • Fixed custom_x.3dmdef files to use the centred scaling mode by default.
  • You can now change the scaling mode from a .3dmdef file and via command line.


  • http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark#windows
PCMark 8 v2.3.293
A bug fix in this update means that scores from the Storage Consistency and Storage Adaptivity tests included in PCMark 8 Professional Edition may improve slightly on some hardware. Other benchmark scores are not affected.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Adobe After Effects test to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Storage benchmark from running on dynamic disks, including stripes and mirrors.
  • PDF report now includes details of the screen resolution and memory modules.
  • Fixed a data alignment issue in the Storage Consistency test that could result in read-modify-write operations when a simple write was intended. Scores from this test may improve on devices previously affected by the bug.
  • Added –custom command line option to enable the Storage Consistency test to be customized for selected use cases. See PCMark 8 Storage Consistency Customization Guide for details.


  • http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark8


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