Basemark Benchmarking Tool Expands Support with Version 3.0

    Benchmarking is an important process which helps standardise the PC industry through performance and powerful consumption analysis. Basemark’s tools have become industry-standard and now the company has today launched Basemark Web 3.0 browser benchmarking tool.

    This new version extends support from mobile and virtual reality (VR) devices to laptops and PC’s, basically any device that runs a modern web browser. The tool will allow both consumers and professional developers to measure the performance of their devices just through the browser, the results then saved to Basemark Powerboard for performance comparisons.

    Basemark’s founder Tero Sarkkinen added: “”Basemark Web 3.0 is an entriely new browser benchmark, replacing the previous BrowserMark which was starting the approach the end of its lifecycle. We are extremely happy to provide full support now for desktop and laptop devices too, and strongly believe paying a visit to the Basemark PowerBoard before making a buying decision is worth for any technology enthusiast who cares about the performance of their devices.

    Basemark Web 3.0 was created in cooperation companies involved with the Benchmark Development Program, as well as Khronos Group, the consortium behind the WebGL API.

    “Basemark has a long history in creating industry-leading benchmarks for mobile devices, virtual reality systems and browsers. Basemark Web 3.0 is a major milestone in developing trustworthy benchmarks for modern browsers including WebGL,” says Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group. “We particularly welcome Basemark’s support for the upcoming WebGL 2.0 standard that will demostrate the powerful rendering capabilities and stunning visuals that can be delivered through the browser using this new generation API.”

    It was last August 2015 when Basemark began looking at VR benchmarking with CryEngine developer Crytek. The industry didn’t have any standard solutions at the time, and with VR’s growing popularity one was needed so VRscore was developed.

    VRFocus will continue its coverage of Basemark, reporting back any further updates.