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3DMark is a computer benchmarking tool created and developed by UL, (formerly Futuremark), to determine the performance of a computer's 3D graphic rendering and CPU workload processing capabilities. [1]

21 relations: Application programming interface, Benchmark (computing), Blinn–Phong shading model, Central processing unit, DirectX, Full screen effect, Futuremark, Geometric mean, Graphics processing unit, High-dynamic-range rendering, High-Level Shading Language, Max Payne (video game), Overclocking, PCMark, Remedy Entertainment, Shadow mapping, Subsurface scattering, Test (assessment), Thread (computing), UL (safety organization), Weight function.

Application programming interface

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software.

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Benchmark (computing)

In computing, a benchmark is the act of running a computer program, a set of programs, or other operations, in order to assess the relative performance of an object, normally by running a number of standard tests and trials against it.

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Blinn–Phong shading model

The Blinn–Phong reflection model (also called the modified Phong reflection model) is a modification to the Phong reflection model developed by Jim Blinn.

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Central processing unit

A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

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Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

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Full screen effect

A full screen effect (sometimes written as fullscreen effect) is any graphics technique that is applied to the entire screen, usually after the rest of the image has been rendered.

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Futuremark was a Finnish software development company that produced computer benchmark applications for home, business, and press use.

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Geometric mean

In mathematics, the geometric mean is a mean or average, which indicates the central tendency or typical value of a set of numbers by using the product of their values (as opposed to the arithmetic mean which uses their sum).

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Graphics processing unit

A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.

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High-dynamic-range rendering

High-dynamic-range rendering (HDRR or HDR rendering), also known as high-dynamic-range lighting, is the rendering of computer graphics scenes by using lighting calculations done in high dynamic range (HDR).

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High-Level Shading Language

The High-Level Shader Language or High-Level Shading Language (HLSL) is a proprietary shading language developed by Microsoft for the Direct3D 9 API to augment the shader assembly language, and went on to become the required shading language for the unified shader model of Direct3D 10 and higher.

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Max Payne (video game)

Max Payne is a third-person shooter video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Gathering of Developers in July 2001 for Microsoft Windows.

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Overclocking is configuration of computer hardware components to operate faster than certified by the original manufacturer, with "faster" specified as clock frequency in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz).

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PCMark is a computer benchmark tool developed by UL (formerly Futuremark) to test the performance of a PC at the system and component level.

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Remedy Entertainment

Remedy Entertainment Oyj is a Finnish video game developer based in Espoo.

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Shadow mapping

Shadow mapping or shadowing projection is a process by which shadows are added to 3D computer graphics.

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Subsurface scattering

Subsurface scattering (or SSS), also known as subsurface light transport (SSLT), is a mechanism of light transport in which light penetrates the surface of a translucent object, is scattered by interacting with the material, and exits the surface at a different point.

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Test (assessment)

A test or examination (informally, exam or evaluation) is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics (e.g., beliefs).

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Thread (computing)

In computer science, a thread of execution is the smallest sequence of programmed instructions that can be managed independently by a scheduler, which is typically a part of the operating system.

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UL (safety organization)

UL is a global safety consulting and certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

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Weight function

A weight function is a mathematical device used when performing a sum, integral, or average to give some elements more "weight" or influence on the result than other elements in the same set.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3DMark

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