Futuremark celebrate its 15th anniversary

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Like parents that don’t see their teenagers growing, we feel a bit older today… Futuremark is celebrating its 15 years of existence in the benchmarking world.

Futuremark describe the last 15 years as “an incredible Journey” and to celebrate they provide all the installation files for all the benchmark from 3DMar99 on their download page.

Do you remember when DirectX 6 was cutting edge for PC games? With 4K gaming and other exciting innovations like Mantle, G-Sync and SteamOS on the way, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come in the last 15 years.

In 1998, Microsoft released Windows 98, Apple sold the first iMac, and the world was introduced to a new search engine called Google. It was the year we listened to the first MP3 players and watched the world’s first digital terrestrial television service. And it was 1998 when Futuremark, itself barely a year old at the time, released a new benchmark called 3DMark99.

Oliver Baltuch settled down with us few years ago discussing the creation and evolution of Futuremark, definetly a must see video with lot of insight.

Since then we’ve released 11 versions of 3DMark, each one pushing hardware to the limit to demonstrate the potential of the latest graphics APIs. Today, 3DMark is the world’s most popular benchmark, used by millions of gamers around the world. It’s the industry standard by which gaming performance is measured.

Futuremark history

If we would have something to say to futuremark this would be : Keep pushing it !

What is your favorite 3DMark edition ?


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