4K gaming seems to be gaining some traction lately, because of this Futuremark has updated their latest version of 3DMark with the world’s first 4K Ultra HD benchmark called Fire Strike Ultra. Fire Strike Ultra renders the test content at 3840 x 2160 (4K Ultra HD) before scaling the output to your PC’s display resolution. This means you don’t need a 4K monitor to run Fire Strike Ultra, though you will need a GPU with at least 3 GB of dedicated memory.
To say that Fire Strike Ultra is demanding is putting it mildly. Most people know that 4K Ultra HD is four times larger than 1080p, but with Fire Strike Ultra that’s only part of the story. Check out this comparison to see the truly monstrous amount of processing required to run Fire Strike Ultra.
Fire Strike Ultra is available now in the latest versions of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. The Steam version of 3DMark updates automatically. The standalone will prompt you to download and install the update.