3DMark comes to Android platform, now available in Google Play Store


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.

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About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.