UL Benchmarks announce end of support for 3DMark 11, PCMark 7, Powermark and some 3DMark benchmarks

Published: 19th Dec 2019, 13:17 GMT   Comments

3DMark11 reaches end-of-life on January 14, 2020

Microsft recently announced that Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020. On the same day, UL Benchmarks will stop supporting 3DMark11, an iconic benchmark tool that has been widely used by many for years. In fact, even to this day, we tend to see many leaks associated with this very release.

UL explains that the benchmarks, which were released between 2011 and 2013 are no longer useful and provide comparable results for modern hardware. The company has been adding feature tests to its 3DMark software stack throughout the years. Some of the benchmarks included in the current version of the 3DMark software will also be discontinued.

Starting from January 14, 2020, the software listed in the chart below will:

  • No longer be sold by UL, Steam, or other app stores.
  • No longer receive updates.
  • No longer be guaranteed to work with our online services.
  • No longer be eligible for customer support.
Unsupported after January 14, 2020Target hardwareRecommended benchmark for modern hardware
3DMark 11Gaming PCs3DMark Time Spy or
3DMark Night Raid
3DMark Cloud GatePCs with integrated graphics3DMark Night Raid
3DMark Ice Storm
Windows tablets and mobile devices3DMark Night Raid
3DMark Ice Storm (Android)Android smartphones and tablets3DMark Sling Shot
3DMark Ice Storm (iOS)Apple iPhones and iPads3DMark Sling Shot
PCMark 7Windows PCsPCMark 10
PowermarkWindows laptops and notebooksPCMark 10 Battery Life Profile

The good news is that all these benchmarks will still be available for download for free through the UL legacy benchmark site.

Source: UL Benchmarks

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