Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with new 3DMark test
We’re excited to introduce our new 3DMark API Overhead feature test – the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. It’s also the very first public application to use DirectX 12 full stop. This is cutting edge stuff!
Why is API overhead important?
How does the 3DMark API Overhead feature test work?
- The DirectX 12 test requires a PC running an up-to-date version of Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 10041 or later), 4 GB of system memory, and DirectX feature level 11_0 compatible hardware with at least at least 1 GB of graphics memory.
- The Mantle test requires 4 GB of system memory and AMD hardware that supports the Mantle API.
- The DirectX 11 test requires DirectX feature level 11_0 compatible hardware with at least 1 GB of graphics memory and 4 GB of system memory.
The API Overhead feature test is available now in the latest version of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. The Steam version of 3DMark updates automatically. The standalone will prompt you to download and install an update. The test cannot be run from the free 3DMark Basic Edition or Steam demo.
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