We've got benchnmarks for almost everything else, so why not for 3D mobile device hardware? Futuremark Corp., a Saratoga, Calif.-based company, developed 3DMarkMobile06, a graphics performance benchmarking application for companies developing 3D mobile-device hardware. According to the company, 3DMarkMobile06 is the only product designed specifically to benchmark next generation OpenGL ES 1.0 and 1.1 mobile hardware.
The current version, 3DMarkMobile06 Developers' Edition, is designed for use on development 3D hardware. It assists product development, design evaluation, and mobile hardware media reviews of next-generation devices. The new benchmark provides an array of feature tests including image quality; and pixel, vertex, post, and CPU processing. With these tests, hardware and prototype device performance can be tested, evaluated and compared in a fair and consistent manner.
For more information on 3DMarkMobile06, visit www.futuremark.com.