Rightware, also known as spin-off from Futuremark Corporation and the creator of Kanzi UI ? tool that numerous manufacturers used to create their user interface (Nokia on the N900 phone, Audi for MMI3D etc.) just introduced a new product ? Basemark GUI.

As the name of the benchmark says, Basemark GUI is a benchmark which benchmarks UI and system performance of embedded hardware that manufacturers use to create mobile phones, tablets, next-gen automotive and airline electronics and many more.

If you have OpenGL ES 1.1 hardware, the benchmark will look rather basic...
If you have OpenGL ES 1.1 hardware, the benchmark will look rather basic…

Basemark GUI operates by generating OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0 workloads that squeeze one last pixel available from the embedded silicon from compliant manufacturers, such as ARM, Imagination Technologies, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and others.

...but if you own contemporary OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant hardware, there will be more bells'n'whistles on the scene
…but if you own modern OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant hardware, there will be more bells’n'whistles on the scene

Our good friend Tero Sarkkinen, former President of Futuremark – who now serves as the CEO of Rightware stated that while "The graphics performance of a smartphone, pad, or other embedded system has probably never mattered as much as it does today. The user interface has become the focal point of differentiation as consumers tend to judge the goodness of a product based on how the user interface works in these devices."

We’re now running code on multiple phones and tablets and will be bringing the results as soon as possible.