Now we move on to our final set of benchmarking tools focused on your machine's graphical performance. Computer gaming and graphics rendering are some of the most taxing applications for computers, and these tools can show you whether your graphics rig is up to scratch.
The latest incarnation of FutureMark's 3DMark graphics benchmark dumps the numeric designation, and is attempting an all-platform offensive, with a Windows version just released, and Windows RT, Android, and iOS versions "coming soon." 3DMark comes with three major test suites, Ice Storm, targeted at mobile devices and netbooks, Cloud Gate for the baseline home PC or notebook, and Fire Strike to really put the screws on a high end gaming machine. The free version allows you to perform all three tests in sequence, with results viewed online, while the paid versions allow you to customize the testing procedures.
Verdict: A good, easy to use tool for testing your machine's graphics performance.