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, 2020||Target hardware||Recommended benchmark for modern hardware|
|3DMark 11||Gaming PCs||3DMark Time Spy or|
3DMark Night Raid
|3DMark Cloud Gate||PCs with integrated graphics||3DMark Night Raid|
|3DMark Ice Storm|
|Windows tablets and mobile devices||3DMark Night Raid|
|3DMark Ice Storm (Android)||Android smartphones and tablets||3DMark Sling Shot|
|3DMark Ice Storm (iOS)||Apple iPhones and iPads||3DMark Sling Shot|
|PCMark 7||Windows PCs||PCMark 10|
|Powermark||Windows laptops and notebooks||PCMark 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