3DMark Wild Life Extreme Cross-Platform Benchmark Revealed
Peter Donnell / 1 month ago
Last year saw UL Benchmarks release their 3DMark Wild Life benchmark. This Cross-platform benchmark was available for Android, iOS and Windows. However, I must admit I somehow missed that one, and I’ve never actually run it on any device. Alas, today is a more exciting day, as they’ve revealed the Extreme version! Cleverly called “3DMark Wild Life Extreme”, so it’ll be easy enough to remember.
This more demanding cross-platform benchmark will be well suited to more high-end mobile devices and computers in general. It works on an interesting range of devices, too, mobile computing devices such as 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 tablets.
3DMark Wild Life Extreme includes new effects, enhanced geometry and more particles, making it over three times more demanding than the Wild Life benchmark. In addition, the test uses a 3840 × 2160 (4K UHD) rendering resolution before scaling the content to the display.
Wild Life Extreme uses the Vulkan API on Android and Windows. On iOS and Mac, it uses Metal. On Windows 10 on Arm, it uses DirectX 12; you can compare scores across platforms and across APIs.
You can download the latest versions of 3DMark here.
Compare Windows laptops and new Apple Mac computers powered by M1
Run 3DMark Wild Life Extreme to test and compare the GPU performance of the latest Windows notebooks, Always Connected PCs powered by Windows 10 on Arm, and Apple Mac computers powered by the M1 chip. The faster the benchmark runs, the higher the score and the better the performance.
Setting the bar for the next generation of mobile devices
3DMark Wild Life Extreme sets a high bar for the next generation of Android and iOS devices. Don’t be surprised if the frame rate is low as the test is too heavy for many current phones and tablets.
Two ways to test GPU performance
3DMark Wild Life Extreme offers two ways to test graphics performance: a quick benchmark that measures instant performance and a longer test that shows how your device performs under longer periods of heavy load.
Run the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark to measure a device’s ability to provide high performance for short periods. Use the score to compare GPU performance across platforms.
The 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test is a longer test that shows how a device performs under longer periods of heavy load. Instead of producing a single score, the main result from the stress test is a chart showing how your device manages performance and heat during heavy use.
More than a score
3DMark is a benchmarking app that gives you more than a score. With its detailed charts, lists and rankings, 3DMark gives you deep insights into the performance of Android and iOS devices.
On Windows, 3DMark makes it easy to compare your benchmark score with results from other systems with the same components. 3DMark also helps you relate your 3DMark score to real-world game performance by estimating the frame rate you can expect in a selection of popular games.
3DMark Wild Life Extreme for Windows PC
Wild Life Extreme is available now as a free update for 3DMark Advanced Edition from Steam, the UL Benchmarks website and now from the Nuuvem store in South America too.
Wild Life Extreme is available as a free update for 3DMark Professional Edition customers with a valid annual license.
3DMark Wild Life Extreme for Android devices
Wild Life Extreme is available now as a free update for the 3DMark Android benchmark app from Google Play. Your device must have Android 10 or later and Vulkan Anisotropy feature support (level 16 and above) to run the Wild Life Extreme benchmark.
3DMark Wild Life Extreme for iOS and macOS devices
Wild Life Extreme is available from the Apple App Store in our free 3DMark Wild Life iOS benchmark app. On iOS, compatibility starts with iPhone 7 Plus and runs to the latest models. On macOS, the benchmark is compatible with Apple Mac computers powered by the M1 chip.