3DMark 4K

3DMark Gets 4K UltraHD Benchmark Feature

Futuremark has announced an update for its latest edition of the 3DMark (2013) benchmark tool that gives it full UltraHD benchmark capabilities to show you if you need a 4K monitor or what hardware to run 4K UltraHD content at.

Fire Strike Ultra renders the Fire Strike test at 3840×2160, downscaling it to the native display resolution of your PC which means you don’t need a 4K display to test out the capabilities of your hardware. You will need a GPU with a large framebuffer of at least 3GB.

Check out the difference between 1080p and 4K in the graphs below to see just how monstrous the processing demand is for 4K content:

Average amount of processing performed per fram

Fire Strike Fire Strike Extreme Fire Strike Ultra
Graphics Test 1: Tessellation patches 500,000 560,000 650,000
Graphics Test 1: Triangles 5.1 million 9.9 million 12.4 million
Graphics Test 2: Vertices 2.6 million 3.9 million 6.0 million
Graphics Test 2: Pixels 170 million 400 million 1,100 million

You can download the latest version of 3DMark here:


Download 3DMark v1.4.775

Fire Strike Ultra is available now in the latest versions of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. The Steam version of 3DMark updates automatically. The standalone will prompt you to download and install the update.