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PCMark 8 2.0.204

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Publisher:Futuremark
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Posted:March 1, 2014, 12:09 pm
Updated:March 1, 2014, 12:09 pm
Operating System:Windows




It is designed to 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.

Version 2.0.204 Features

Home test

Common home computing tests

The PCMark 8 Home benchmark includes workloads that reflect common tasks for a typical home user. These workloads have low computational requirements making PCMark 8 Home suitable for testing the performance of low-cost tablets, notebooks and desktops. Home includes workloads for web browsing, writing, gaming, photo editing, and video chat. The results are combined to give a PCMark 8 Home score for your system.

Creative test

Tests for experts and professionals

The PCMark 8 Creative benchmark includes workloads typical of enthusiasts and professionals who work with media and entertainment content. With more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark, this benchmark is suitable for mid-range computer systems. PCMark 8 Creative includes web browsing, photo editing, video editing, group video chat, media transcoding, and gaming workloads.

Work test

Simple office productivity tests

The PCMark 8 Work benchmark test measures your system's ability to perform basic office work tasks, such as writing documents, browsing websites, creating spreadsheets and using video chat. The Work benchmark is suitable for measuring the performance of typical office PC systems that lack media capabilities. The results from each workload are combined to give an overall PCMark 8 Work score for your system.

Storage test

Advanced and Professional Editions

Use the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark to test the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. You can test the system drive or any other recognised storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

Applications test

Advanced and Professional Editions

The PCMark 8 Applications benchmark measures system performance using popular applications from the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. You can choose which tests to run based on the applications installed on your system. Each test automatically steps through a series of actions such as opening, editing and saving a file. The results are used to calculate the PCMark 8 Applications scores for the system.

Battery life testing

Advanced and Professional Editions

PCMark 8 improves on previous versions by including new battery life testing tools . The Home, Creative, Work and Applications benchmarks can be used for battery life testing. Choose Battery Life mode to loop the benchmark until the battery is almost empty to accurately measure battery life under real-world conditions. PCMark 8 even supports external instrumentation with 3rd party power measurement equipment.

Version 2.0.191 Features

Home benchmark

Home updated to version 3.0. Scores should not be compared with previous versions.
New Photo Editing test using the open source ImageMagick library and a wider variety of image processing operations.
Video Chat test now features improved face detection and performance. The test has been updated to use OpenCV 2.4.7.

Creative benchmark

Creative updated to version 3.0. Scores should not be compared with previous versions.
Photo Editing test using the open source ImageMagick library and a wider variety of image processing operations.
Video Editing part 2 now uses source material in 4K UHD resolution (3840x2160).
Video Group Chat test now features improved face detection and performance. The test has been updated to use OpenCV 2.4.7.

Work benchmark

Work updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with previous versions.
Work version 2.0 adds a new Spreadsheet test and includes the Video Chat test to provide more varied and representative workloads for office and enterprise use. 
New Spreadsheet test using LibreOffice Calc, a part of the open-source productivity suite from The Document Foundation.
Added Video Chat test to the benchmark.

Storage benchmark

Storage updated to version 1.1. Scores are comparable with previous versions.
Added Expanded Storage tests for specialist analysis of drive performance, (PCMark 8 Professional Edition only).

Compatibility Mode

Compatibility Mode enables you to run the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks from version 1.2.157 for instances when you need to compare scores against historical result data,  (PCMark 8 Professional and Advanced Editions only).

Version 1.2.157 Features

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.