Click on the Options icon in the navigation bar to open the Options screen. The settings on the Options screen apply to all installed benchmark tests.

General

Language     

Use the drop-down to change the display language. The choices are:

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Spanish

Demo audio    

Uncheck this box if you wish to turn off the soundtrack while a demo is running. This option is selected by default.

GPU count   

You can use this drop-down to tell 3DMark how many GPUs are present in the system you are testing. The default choice, Automatic, is fine in most cases and should only be changed in the rare instances when SystemInfo is unable to correctly identify the system's hardware.

Scaling mode   

This option controls how the rendered output of each test, which is at a fixed resolution regardless of hardware, is scaled to fit the system's Windows desktop resolution.

The default option is Centered, which maintains the aspect ratio of the rendered output and, if needed, adds bars around the image to fill the remainder of the screen.

Selecting Stretched will stretch the rendered output to fill the screen without preserving the original aspect ratio. This option does not affect the test score.

Output resolution

3DMark tests are rendered at a fixed resolution regardless of hardware. This is the rendering resolution. The rendered frames are then scaled to fit the system's Windows desktop resolution— the output resolution. The default option is Automatic, which sets the output resolution to the Windows desktop resolution. Change this option if you wish to display the benchmark at some other resolution. This option does not affect the test score.

Result

Validate result online

This option is only available in 3DMark Professional Edition where it is disabled by default. In 3DMark Basic and Advanced Editions, all results are validated online automatically.

Automatically hide results online   

Check this box if you wish to keep your 3DMark test scores private. Hidden results are not visible to other users and do not appear in search results. Hidden results are not eligible for competitions or the Hall of Fame.

  • 3DMark Basic Edition, disabled by default and cannot be selected.
  • 3DMark Advanced Edition, disabled by default.
  • 3DMark Professional Edition, selected by default.

SystemInfo

Scan SystemInfo   

SystemInfo is a component used by UL benchmarks to identify the hardware in your system or device. It does not collect any personally identifiable information. This option is selected by default and is required to get a valid benchmark test score.

SystemInfo hardware monitoring   

This option controls whether SystemInfo monitors your CPU temperature, clock speed, power, and other hardware information during the benchmark run. This option is selected by default.

License

Register / Unregister   

This option is only available in the standalone version of 3DMark. If you have a 3DMark Advanced or Professional Edition upgrade key, copy it into the box and press the Register button. If you wish to unregister your key, so you can move your license to a different system, for example, press the Unregister button.

Version details

Here you see the current version number and status of the various benchmark tests available in 3DMark. If a newer version is available, you will be able to update it from this screen. In 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions, tests can be installed and updated independently.