On August 26th 2008, PC Pitstop added the long awaited 3D video test to OverDrive. The goal was to provide users with an accurate assessment of their systemâ€™s 3D capabilities, and do it in less time than anyone else.
To ensure scalability we used a suite of tests covering 6 areas of performance. Now you can measure your systems Transform, Lighting, Multi Texturing, Blending, Vertex Shader and Bump Mapping and get results quickly. The 3D suite completes in only 30 seconds. This is much faster than others requiring 5 to 10 minutes. With 2D and 3D combined, Overdrive now offers a very comprehensive assessment of your systemâ€™s graphic hardware.
Our friends and users have run over 100 million tests since Pitstop’s inception. This gives us an extremely diverse database and provides a ranking system that is unequaled. Whether youâ€™re a high end gamer with a multi-card setup, a Web Site designer or business user, Overdriveâ€™s World Ranking will tell you exactly how your system stacks up.
The new 3D test suite is just one more part of what I consider to be the best software ever designed to keep your computer at peak performance. PC Pitstop has provided free testing since March 3rd, 2000. Each year has seen significant improvements and additions to what has now become the most comprehensive and useful test suite available. OverDrive provides more hardware, performance, and security information than most other softwares combined. Not only does OverDrive give you information, it offers practical tips on how to fix problems, tune your systems, and it does it for free.
Enjoy the new 3D test suite and please give us your feedback while we ready the database.