Futuremark rolls out PCMark 7, let the testing begin

PCMark 7 logoAs promised earlier this week, Futuremark has now introduced its newest benchmarking software, PCMark 7, which is specifically made so as to test out every nook and cranny of today's Windows 7-capable PCs.

PCMark 7 includes over 25 different workloads which cover everything from web browsing and storage, to computation, image and video manipulation and gaming, and enable a complete measurement of a system's capabilities. These workloads are combined in multiple tests, providing either an overall performance view or an analysis of specific aspects (components).

PCMark 7

The tests available with PCMark 7 are:

- the PCMark test which measures overall system performance and returns an official PCMark score (this is the only test available on the Basic edition)

- the Lightweight test which measures the capabilities of entry level systems unable to run the full PCMark test

- the Entertainment test which measures system performance in entertainment, media and gaming scenarios

- the Creativity test which measures performance in typical creativity scenarios involving images and video

- the Productivity test which measures system performance scenarios using the Internet and office applications

- the Computation test which contains workloads that isolate the computation performance of the system

- the Storage test which contains workloads that isolate the performance of the PC’s storage system

PCMark 7 runs only on Windows 7 and requires at least a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a DirectX 9 graphics card, 10GB of free hard drive space (NTFS formatted), and a display capable of a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

PCMark 7 test

Futuremark's benchmark is available in three versions - Basic (free), Advanced ($39.95) and Professional ($995) and can be downloaded from TCMag's servers now .

Source: TCMagazine

Tags: benchmarks, Futuremark

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