Futuremark has updated its popular 3DMark benchmarking tool with Time Spy, a new benchmark demo made specifically for Windows 10 gaming PCs to test out their DirectX 12 graphics capabilities.
With its pure DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up to support new features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is an ideal benchmark for testing the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards.
Time Spy is a free update for all Windows versions of 3DMark, but obviously will only work if your PC has Windows 10 installed. That includes the free 3DMark Basic Edition and the 3DMark Steam demo. People who purchased the 3DMark Advanced Edition before July 14 can get some extra options for the price of $9.99, such as unlocking custom settings for Time Spy, accessing the Time Spy Stress Test and use the option to skip the Time Spy demo. People who have yet to buy the 3DMark Advanced Edition can also get it for $9.99 via Steam from now until July 23, after which the price will go up to $29.99.