Happy Birthday 3DMark!
What were you doing in 1998? Did you have a new Windows 98 machine running DirectX 6? If you did, did you happen to benchmark it with the newly released 3DMark99 benchmark?
Fifteen years ago, the first 3DMark benchmark was released. Since then Futuremark has released eleven more versions of 3DMark, to push our machines to their limits. To celebrate the anniversary, the company is holding a contest. Vote for your favorite 3DMark release and you could win a limited edition 3DMark Fire Strike monster statue. Late to the game or just cannot remember the older benchmarks? Each version is available for download (if not supported) on the Futuremark website. Or you can check out one of our 3DMark articles: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Review; 3DMark 11 Performance Review; 3DMark (2013) Review.