3DMark Wild Life Extreme is a cross-platform benchmark for Windows, Android and Apple iOS. Use 3DMark Wild Life Extreme to benchmark the GPU performance of the latest Windows notebooks, Always Connected PCs powered by Windows 10 on Arm, Apple Mac computers powered by the M1 chip, and the next generation of smartphones and tablets.

You can compare 3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark scores across platforms.

Benchmark3DMark Wild Life
PlatformsAndroid, iOS, Windows
Target hardwareWindows notebook PCs
Always Connected PCs powered by Arm
Apple Mac computers with the M1 chip
Next-generation smartphones and tablets
WorkloadGraphics Test measures GPU performance
Graphics APIVulkan 1.1 (Android, Windows)
DirectX 12 feature level 11 (Windows 10 on Arm)
Metal (iOS)
Rendering resolution3840 × 2160 (4K UHD)

Wild Life Extreme benchmark

The Wild Life Extreme benchmark runs for one minute. It measures a device's ability to provide high levels of performance for short periods of time. It mirrors mobile games that are based on short bursts of intense activity.

Wild Life Extreme Stress Test

The 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test is a longer test that shows how a device performs under longer periods of heavy load. It mirrors mobile games in which the gameplay loop is a longer, more immersive experience.

The Wild Life Extreme Stress Test uses the same scene as the Wild Life Extreme benchmark, running in a loop for twenty minutes.

Instead of producing a single score, the main result from the stress test is a chart that shows you how the device’s performance changed during the test. This chart can help you understand how your device manages performance and heat during heavy use.

Unlimited mode

In Unlimited mode, the benchmark runs offscreen using a fixed time step between frames. Unlimited mode renders exactly the same frames in every run on every device. The display is updated with frame thumbnails every 100 frames to show progress. You can use Unlimited mode to make chip-to-chip comparisons without vertical sync, display resolution scaling, and other operating system factors affecting the result. 

Please note that Unlimited mode is available for the Wild Life Extreme benchmark only. There is no Unlimited mode option for the Wild Life Extreme Stress Test. In our testing, we found that the Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test and the Wild Life Extreme Unlimited Stress Test gave the same insights, i.e. the shape of the chart showing changes in performance was similar for both tests. There was no added benefit or insight provided by running the Wild Life Extreme Unlimited Stress Test, therefore the option was left out of the public release.

As Wild Life Extreme is designed for benchmarking mobile computing devices, it does not have multi-GPU support. It runs on a single GPU.