PCMark is a computer benchmark tool developed by Futuremark to test the performance of a PC at the system and component level. In most cases the tests in PCMark are designed to represent typical home user workloads. Running PCMark produces a score with higher numbers indicating better performance. Several versions of PCMark have been released though scores cannot be compared across the different releases since each includes different tests.
|PCMark2002||PCMark2002 is the first unified benchmark from Futuremark, suited for benchmarking all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, across multiple Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is designed to test normal home and office PC usage making professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users.
||March 12, 2002||Windows XP
Windows 98 SE
|PCMark04||PCMark04 is the first multitasking benchmark from Futuremark. It features both system and component level benchmarking. System level benchmarking produces a measure of the PC’s overall performance. Component level benchmarking isolates the performance of individual components, such as the CPU, memory, graphics subsystem, and hard disk. PCMark04 includes the ability to create custom benchmarks by putting together tests tailored to specific needs.
||November 25, 2003||Windows XP
|PCMark05||The tests in PCMark05 are divided into different test suites depending on the part of the PC they measure.
||June 28, 2005||Windows Vista
|PCMark Vantage||PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is suited for benchmarking Microsoft Windows Vista PCs from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. The PCMark Suite is a collection of various single- and multi-threaded CPU, Graphics and HDD test sets with the focus on Windows Vista application tests. Consumer Scenario Suites are pre-defined selections of test sets that measure the system’s performance in respective Windows Vista Consumer Scenarios.
||October 18, 2007||Windows 7
|PCMark 7||PCMark 7 includes more than 25 individual workloads combined into 7 separate tests to give different views of system performance.
||May 12, 2011||Windows 8
|PCMark 8||PCMark 8 is a Windows system benchmark. Unlike previous versions, PCMark 8 includes battery life testing and benchmarks using 3rd party applications from Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. PCMark 8 includes five main benchmark tests and the ability to run any single workload individually.
||June 4, 2013 (Professional Edition) October 21, 2013 (Advanced and Basic Editions)||Windows 8
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