Oh sweet merciful Skyrim.
The next 3DMark will be releasing soon, built to truly test the awesomeness of your so-called “PC gaming rig”. It will be built around Windows 8 (!) and will be useful i just about any device that supports and that uses Windows 8 (like a tablet to a laptop, for example). As the CEO of Futuremark said, “With Windows 8 gamers will be able to enjoy their games on a wide range of devices from lightweight tablets to heavy-duty desktop rigs. Faced with so much choice it will be hard to work out which devices offer the best value for the money. Fortunately 3DMark for Windows 8 will be our most wide-reaching 3DMark ever, able to accurately measure and compare gaming performance across all devices and graphical feature sets available with Windows 8.”
The new benchmarking software will use real-time analysis to test systems, will work in both Metro and traditional Windows UIs, and will be released sometime in 2012.