Computer benchmark applications company Futuremark today announced that it has commenced development of a standard gaming performance benchmark for Android tablets.
The company aims to launch 3DMark for Android next year, with the aim to measure gaming performance on Android tablets via rendering, CPU and physics tests.
Users will be able to compare results of the benchmark between devices, and the results will also be comparable with 3DMark for Windows 8.
Futuremark is currently inviting technology companies to join its Benchmark Development Program as a means of shaping the specifications for the initiative.
Jukka Makinen, CEO of Futuremark, explained, "Since 1998, the PC industry has relied on 3DMark to accurately measure gaming hardware performance."
"In 2012 we will bring 3DMark to the Android platform with a professional grade benchmark that can be trusted by manufacturers, suppliers and vendors to provide the definitive measure of gaming performance on Android while showcasing the very best in real-time graphics and effects."