3DMark has announced that it will be releasing Speed Way, a new benchmark, on October 12. First teased in February 2022 and developed in partnership with Lenovo, Speed Way is a DirectX 12 Ultimate benchmark that is designed to showcase the graphics technology that will power the next generation of gaming experiences, such as mesh shaders and variable rate shading, alongside ray tracing and real-time global illumination for rendering realistic lighting and reflections. Speed Way will be available in a few ways, including an upgrade DLC for those who already own a copy of 3DMark.
From UL Solutions:
3DMark Advanced Edition – New price from October 12 – $34.99
From October 12 onward, Speed Way will be included in the price when you buy 3DMark from Steam or our own online store.
Since we released Time Spy in 2016, 3DMark users have enjoyed many free updates, including Time Spy Extreme, the 3DMark CPU Profile, 3DMark Wild Life, and multiple tests demonstrating new DirectX features. With the addition of Speed Way, the price of 3DMark on Steam and 3DMark Advanced Edition will go up from $29.99 to $34.99.
3DMark Speed Way Upgrade DLC – $4.99
Owners of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark on Steam will be able to purchase the Speed Way Upgrade DLC for $4.99 on the UL Solutions website and Steam.
3DMark Professional Edition
Speed Way will be available as a free update for 3DMark Professional Edition customers with a valid annual license. Customers with an older, perpetual Professional Edition license will need to purchase an annual license to unlock Speed Way.
Changes when adding 3DMark standalone licenses to Steam.
Due to a Steam policy change, standalone 3DMark Advanced edition licenses purchased after October 12, 2022, and 3DMark Speed Way upgrade licenses cannot be added to your Steam account.
3DMark currently costs $29.99 on Steam. It includes 16 items: 3DMark, 3DMark Port Royal upgrade, 3DMark Time Spy upgrade, 3DMark Wild Life benchmarks, 3DMark Night Raid benchmark, 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks, 3DMark CPU Profile benchmarks, 3DMark Mesh Shader feature test, 3DMark PCI Express feature test, 3DMark VRS feature test, 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark, 3DMark Cloud Gate benchmark, 3DMark Ice Storm benchmarks, 3DMark API Overhead feature test, VRMark Preview, 3DMark Sampler Feedback feature test.