3DMark 'Time Spy' Benchmarks DX12 Performance, Available Now

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Kenneth Barker

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Sweet!!

I was getting rather sick of firestrike. Glad to see 3DMark pumping out so many good updates lately. With the VR benchmark and now this. It is finally much easier to compare card performance in DX12. We no longer need to rely on AoS or a game missing DX12 features here and there.
 

bit_user

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DX 12 is exclusive to Windows 10, right? Hopefully, 3DMark will do a Vulkan port. Their API test already includes Vulkan.

VR mark is still unreleased, no? There's a demo of it in 3D Mark, which is nice.

BTW, I just bought 3D Mark Advanced Edition on sale @ Steam for $5. The sale is over, though. I wish they'd do more of that, as $25 is more than I'm willing to spend on something like this.
 

Huughes

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It burns T.T

3553 with AMD Radeon R9 290(1x) and Intel Core i7-3770K Processor

Some of the scenes remind me of the old Microsoft screensaver with the pipes...The last one to be more specific.
 

bit_user

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3DMark benchies seem designed to target GPUs a generation or so ahead. I like downloading their old releases and running them with maxed out settings and VSync forced. You can find up to 3DMark06 in the legacy section of their website, along with a key to unlock the full version.
 

Sakkura

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Very interesting results when run with Async compute on and off (great that it has that option BTW).

GTX 980 and 970 perform practically the same whether Async compute is on or off. GTX 1070 does perform a little better with it on, but AMD still sees a significantly bigger performance jump with it. The RX 480 goes from just about matching a 980 without Async compute, to being well ahead of it with Async compute. Worth noting AMDs older cards benefit just as much from Async compute.
 

SinxarKnights

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And the backlash has begun: http://store.steampowered.com/app/496100/

Knew that was coming when I went to benchmark and couldn't skip the demo (I have the Advanced Edition of 3DMark). Checking into the situation, Time Spy is a separate purchase for existing 3DMark Advanced owners, free for new customers.

Of course the benchmark is free for everybody without any options.
 

bit_user

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That's lame. I hope they reverse course, cuz there's no chance of me paying for the upgrade.

Maybe they realized that most people who would buy 3D Mark Advanced already owned it, and were worried about how to monetize the new benchmark. IMO, their standard pricing model is wrong. I think they'd sell millions, if they kept it costing just a few $, on Steam & Google Play.

Perhaps the problem is that the different benchmarks are bundled, in the first place. Maybe they should un-bundle them and sell each benchmark for a couple $.
 

SinxarKnights

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Yeah you know I understand why they did that and I think the benchmarks being bundled is the issue here as well. I just paid the $5 because I use 3DMark surprisingly often. But yeah imagine the development cost. If they just gave it away for free (well, they technically do but it advertising supported by logo placement in-benchmark) they would have just lost all that money for basically no reason.
 

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maybe it's worth checking this thread link:<http://www.overclock.net/t/1606224/various-futuremarks-time-spy-directx-12-benchmark-compromised-less-compute-parallelism-than-doom-aots-also> and get back with your comments.
 

Sakkura

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Your link seems to be a bit broken. This should work better.

It's an interesting thread. But it's worth keeping in mind that some games could end up with similar compromise implementations. A synthetic benchmark should always be taken with a grain of salt anyway, but I wouldn't be that surprised if Time Spy ends up being actually reasonably representative of DX12 performance.
 
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