3DMark is arguably the most popular synthetic benchmark around today. The DirectX 11 portion, Fire Strike, comes in three flavours: Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, and Fire Strike Ultra, which run at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K respectively. All gaming laptops are tested in Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme using the default settings; non-gaming laptops are tested in Fire Strike only. Anyone can download and run the Fire Strike benchmark for free, so you can easily compare your own system's score with those you see below. You'll need to pay to unlock Fire Strike Extreme yourself, however.
3DMark Time Spy, meanwhile, is a DirectX 12 benchmark that runs at 1440p. It is designed to properly utilise the advantages of the DirectX 12 API. The benchmark is available for free, but you'll need to pay to change any of the settings, including the resolution. We use the default settings, so you should easily be able to compare your score.
February 19 2021 | 17:15