Futuremark announced a new addition to its existing portfolio of benchmark tools. 3DMarkMobile06 allows to benchmark handheld devices that support OpenGL ES 1.0 and 1.1. The company hopes that handset manufacturers will use the software to conduct "credible performance testing" in order to be able to select "the best performing IP and design implementations for their upcoming 3D enabled mobile devices."
Futuremark said that the 3DMarkMobile06 Developers' Edition will be available in November, 2005 via a source-code licensing program. Binary versions of the benchmark will be available for Windows (i386), Windows CE (ARM) and Symbian (ARM) platforms.