PCMark 7 Announced For Windows 7

Might be interesting as replacement for the PCMark05 benchmark. There's a new Passmark coming as well, so maybe interesting to see which is most suitable :).

Futuremark, the developer of the world's most popular benchmarking software, announced PCMark 7 today, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. A release date has not been announced though the official website states that PCMark 7 is coming soon.

"Hardware innovations like solid state drives (SSDs), and new form factors such as netbooks and tablets are greatly increasing the range of PC performance available to businesses and home users," said Jani Joki, Director of PC Products and Services at Futuremark. "With so much choice available, PCMark 7 is an essential and easy to use tool to test and compare PC performance accurately and reliably across a wide range of usage scenarios."

PCMark 7 provides a set of 7 suites for measuring different aspects of PC performance with a high degree of accuracy. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark Suite. The Lightweight Suite measures the capabilities of entry level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark suite. Common use performance is measured by the Entertainment, Creativity and Productivity scenario suites. Component performance is measured by the Computation and Storage hardware suites. The Storage suite is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to the system drive.

For more information please visit http://www.pcmark.com/.


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United Kingdom El Gappo says:

PCMark 05 doesn't need replacing, definitely not by passmark :p

Spain masape says:

I prefer Windows 7 benchmark is a perfect bench,with a perfect sistem points.

Belgium Massman says:




El Gappo said: PCMark 05 doesn't need replacing, definitely not by passmark :p


Passmark 7 was pretty cool, though :D.

Belgium leeghoofd says:

ow time to buy faster SSD's

United States G H Z says:

Lets hope this will be intelligent enough to detect ram drives and offer us some degree of reliability.

Puerto Rico chispy says:

Yayy , its about time to replace PCMark05 :D , out with the old in with the new.

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Maxi said: Lets hope this will be intelligent enough to detect ram drives and offer us some degree of reliability.


...and be future proof enough so there is no need to add silly limits on some tests:D

kikicoco1334 says:

it's just one more extra thing to bench now

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Best would be to leave 05 for oldware and add PCM7 for newware. The way it was with adding points to Unigine with DX11 only and not having to rebench those old DX9 cards - was the best approach. And like here - use it only for recent and future systems.

Australia Dinos22 says:

cool :cool:

Australia Jimba says:

oooh goodie...something new to bench!

Denmark M.Beier says:

knopflerbruce said: ...and be future proof enough so there is no need to add silly limits on some tests:D


second that....
"If you got too fast storage, you must be cheating, buhu"... I tried arguing this with Massman, but gave up, he really defended it too well, dispite the fact that it is simply lame.

Greece Tiltevros says:

PCmark Vantage didnt have any HDD limit ever :D and the reason for that is you couldnt try PCmark Suite on a different drive instead of boot drive :D no ramdisk at all :D

United Kingdom borandi says:

Out come the 24+ SSD arrays, or a few RevoDrive ones.

Finland FM_Jarnis says:

Tiltevros said: PCmark Vantage didnt have any HDD limit ever :D and the reason for that is you couldnt try PCmark Suite on a different drive instead of boot drive :D no ramdisk at all :D


FM's take on this with Windows 7 will probably be "if you can install a bootable Windows on it, you can benchmark it" (with the PCMark suite). That would leave it up to the community to determine if it is okay to use RAM-based storage. It is a valid use case as there are server storage products that use normal DRAM as "disk" (look up RAMsan) and DRAM-based storage exists even for desktops, even if they might not be exactly practical for everyday boot drive use.

Netherlands Das Experiment says:

Lets hope it wont take an hour or so to finish like Vantage. Thats really anoying. Especially for a benchmark.

Greece Tiltevros says:

FM_Jarnis said: FM's take on this with Windows 7 will probably be "if you can install a bootable Windows on it, you can benchmark it" (with the PCMark suite). That would leave it up to the community to determine if it is okay to use RAM-based storage. It is a valid use case as there are server storage products that use normal DRAM as "disk" (look up RAMsan) and DRAM-based storage exists even for desktops, even if they might not be exactly practical for everyday boot drive use.


have u seen the price for that??
with that price its ok by me hahaha its like buying the first place hehehehe

Australia T_M says:

I heard from a reliable source that Youngpro has already hacked this

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