Get excited, 3DMark 2013 is here

3Dmark 2013 is now out – download it and make your gaming rigs cry.

I ran the benchmark on my rig at stock settings and you can see below my scores and rig specs.

My current rig

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Processor @ 2.8GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870 @ core 900MHz, mem 1050MHz
RAM: 6x 1GB DDR3 @ 533MHz
HD: 255GB Plextor PX-256M5S SSD
OS: Win7 64bit

3dmark-2013-ice-stormScore: 99314
Graphics Score:184875
Physics Score: 37909
3dmark-2013-cloud-gateScore: 13889
Graphics Score: 26924
Physics Score: 5155
3dmark-2013-fire-strikeScore: 3025
Graphics Score: 3237
Physics Score: 7271
Combined Score: 1279

My impression

The eye candy was sexy but I can’t say that I was overly impressed with the tests themselves. Better graphics than the precursors, sure, but I thought that overall there was a lack of excitement that I fondly remember enjoying before. Perhaps it’s just me reminiscing in the nostalgia of the games from my childhood but let me show you one of my favourites, the Matrix lobby scene rendition from 3DMark 2001. Still pretty epic.