No matter what the platform may be, hardcore gamers are always seeking ways to tweak and improve the performance of their systems. To define that performance, a benchmarking tool is needed and one of the most popular over the years has been 3DMark. Android device owners can now access this popular application with today’s release of 3DMark for Android.
Developer Futuremark Oy indicates 3DMark will run on over 1,000 different Android devices, from smartphones to tablets. With the addition of an Android version, users can now compare benchmark scores with other Android device and Windows tablet users and eventually with owners of iOS and Windows RT devices. For Android devices, Futuremark Oy is making two versions of their Ice Storm test available to check both CPU and GPU performance. The GPU’s capabilities are tested via OpenGL ES 2.0.
3DMark is 283MB in size, so you will probably want to grab this one while on WiFi. The app is free and will run on Android versions 3.1 or higher. If you want to give it a try, use one of the download links below after a short video and some screenshots of 3DMark in action.