PCMark Update

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The latest Benchmark for Windows 7 and 8 systems from FutureMark.
PCMark 8 is the latest version in our series of industry standard PC benchmarking tools. With PCMark 8 you can test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. PCMark 8 is the complete PC benchmark for home and business.
  • The industry standard PC benchmark test for Windows 8 and Windows 7.
  • Combines performance testing with new battery life measurement tools.
  • Includes new tests using popular applications from Microsoft and Adobe.
  • Ideal for testing the performance of SSDs and hybrid storage devices.
PCMark 8 Basic Free Edition
  • Includes the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks.
  • Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
  • Free online account to manage your results.
http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark8
 


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PC Mark has recently been updated:

Latest version 2.4.304
Improved
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Adobe After Effects test to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Storage benchmark from running on dynamic disks, including stripes and mirrors.
 


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PC Mark8 recently updated:
PCMark 8 v2.5.419
September 8, 2015 - This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.
Improved
  • Results screen now shows benchmark duration and battery consumption in Benchmark Information section.
  • More detailed logging for the Storage test.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.40 for improved hardware compatibility.
Fixed
  • When loading a result from a previous version of PCMark 8, the Results screen now correctly shows the application version used rather than the current version.
  • Fixed a result creation issue that occurred when SystemInfo was disabled.
 


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PC Mark8 recently updated:
PCMARK 8 V2.6.512 UPDATE RELEASED
JANUARY 19, 2016


This major update accommodates a change in the latest version of Adobe After Effects and provides better support for NVMe SSDs. These changes affect the workloads in the Adobe Applications benchmark and the Storage benchmark. Scores from the new versions of these tests should not be compared with older versions. Home, Creative, and Work benchmark scores are not affected.
Adobe Applications benchmark

  • Adobe Applications benchmark has been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The After Effects test output has been changed to uncompressed AVI format as the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC no longer supports output to compressed Windows Media Video format.
  • Use Compatibility mode to compare scores with historical result data, also requires an older version of After Effects that supports Windows Media Video.
Storage benchmark

  • The Storage and Expanded Storage benchmarks have been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The tests now provide better support for NVMe drives. Scores from NVMe drives will improve in some cases. The faster the drive, the bigger the difference. Other types of drive are unaffected.
Improved

  • General stability and error handling have been improved.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.41 for improved hardware compatibility.
Fixed

  • Video Chat test now works even when there is no audio device in the system.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause PCMark 8 to crash when the SystemInfo module failed.
  • Fixed several issues found on non-English language Windows installations.
Professional Edition only

  • Command line now offers temp path selection.
  • XML output now shows battery life in minutes not seconds for more intuitive results.
 


kemical

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PCMark8 recently updated:
PCMARK 8 V2.6.512 UPDATE RELEASED
JANUARY 19, 2016



This major update accommodates a change in the latest version of Adobe After Effects and provides better support for NVMe SSDs. These changes affect the workloads in the Adobe Applications benchmark and the Storage benchmark. Scores from the new versions of these tests should not be compared with older versions. Home, Creative, and Work benchmark scores are not affected.

Adobe Applications benchmark
  • Adobe Applications benchmark has been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The After Effects test output has been changed to uncompressed AVI format as the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC no longer supports output to compressed Windows Media Video format.
  • Use Compatibility mode to compare scores with historical result data, also requires an older version of After Effects that supports Windows Media Video.
Storage benchmark
  • The Storage and Expanded Storage benchmarks have been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The tests now provide better support for NVMe drives. Scores from NVMe drives will improve in some cases. The faster the drive, the bigger the difference. Other types of drive are unaffected.
Improved
  • General stability and error handling have been improved.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.41 for improved hardware compatibility.
Fixed
  • Video Chat test now works even when there is no audio device in the system.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause PCMark 8 to crash when the SystemInfo module failed.
  • Fixed several issues found on non-English language Windows installations.
Professional Edition only
  • Command line now offers temp path selection.
  • XML output now shows battery life in minutes not seconds for more intuitive results.
 


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Futuremark release what's considered the industry standard PC performance benchmark for Windows 10. A full copy will cost you $1495 per annum however a free basic version will be made available June 22nd 2017
PCMark 10 Basic Edition
Benchmark your Windows PC today.

  • Benchmark your PC with the main PCMark 10 test.
  • Save and view your results online.
Free
Available June 22
PCMark 10
 


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