Futuremark Releases PCMark 8 V2.0

Futuremark is starting 2014 with a major update for PCMark 8. This update improves the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks with new tests using popular open source applications for image processing, video editing and spreadsheets. We've added a wider variety of workloads to the Work benchmark to better reflect the way PCs are used in enterprise environments. And for Professional Edition users, the Storage benchmark has been expanded with two new options that enable specialist analysis of drive performance.

Because this is a major update that adds new tests and workloads, scores from the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks in PCMark 8 v2.0 are not comparable with scores from v1.2.157 or other previous versions. This update adds a new Compatibility Mode setting to the Professional and Advanced Editions that enables you to run older versions of each test for times when you need to compare scores with historical benchmark results.

For more information, check the full press release here.


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Belgium Massman says:

Good we didn't add the benchmark to our suite then I guess ...

Finland FM_Jarnis says:

Massman said: Good we didn't add the benchmark to our suite then I guess ...


..and I'll be honest and say that it was never designed for "competitive" benchmarking. It is purely designed as a "pro" tool for comparing PCs in common productivity use scenarios. We are perfectly fine with HWBot not using it.

GENiEBEN says:

Ha, new stuff to hack.

Germany der8auer says:

FM_Jarnis said: ..and I'll be honest and say that it was never designed for "competitive" benchmarking. It is purely designed as a "pro" tool for comparing PCs in common productivity use scenarios. We are perfectly fine with HWBot not using it.


Good to know. So it'll be the same as PCMark05 and completely useless in terms of consistency.

Australia Dinos22 says:

So much love in this room

Germany der8auer says:

Well I hoped PCMark8 could replace the bugged PCMark05. I even already bought a new mouse pad.

websmile says:

So sad... :p - I hope you won´t go broke because of this enormous investment, Roman :D

Germany Luebke says:

I even already bought a new mouse pad.
made my day xD

Finland FM_Jarnis says:

GENiEBEN said: Ha, new stuff to hack.


...and there are nothing there to prevent you. Anti-hack features were not in the design scope of PCMark 8. If you want to cheat big numbers, it won't even try to prevent you (besides basic checksumming of result files and SI files).

But it is quite consistent - score variance of most tests is less than 1%.

United States Splave says:

der8auer said: Well I hoped PCMark8 could replace the bugged PCMark05. I even already bought a new mouse pad.


sell some 2140s to fund it

Belgium Massman says:

FM_Jarnis said: ..and I'll be honest and say that it was never designed for "competitive" benchmarking. It is purely designed as a "pro" tool for comparing PCs in common productivity use scenarios. We are perfectly fine with HWBot not using it.


Sorry, I didn't want to come across as a bunny when writing that. I just wanted to point out that if we had added that benchmark, we'd have to deal with two versions now.

It's all good, we still love you! :p

Finland FM_Jarnis says:

Massman said: Sorry, I didn't want to come across as a bunny when writing that. I just wanted to point out that if we had added that benchmark, we'd have to deal with two versions now.

It's all good, we still love you! :p


Note that PCMark 8 has compatibility mode and each workload has workload version numbers - if the major version is different, then the result is not comparable. And all major versions can be run with the latest installer.

Yeah, it would mean that there would be two sets of Work, Home and Creative scores if you want to have toplists for all, but otherwise PCM8 does support this without shuffling around with multiple installers etc.

United States Luke says:

Well I gave it a shot and downloaded and ran the free version.

Holy crap that thing too k 45 minutes to run!

Scored 4029. Do I now hold the unofficial HWBOT Worlds Record? lol

http://www.3dmark.com/pcm8hm3/2042

Belgium Massman says:

Should we add them anyway? No points, just for fun.

United States Mikecdm says:

45 minutes ain't fun, but I suppose knut can use more gold cups.

Australia Dinos22 says:

i would add it anyway masbo

Australia JJJC says:

Name Boring... Description This benchmark is about as interesting as watching paint dry. Haha, doesn't look like much 'fun' is involved

Belgium Massman says:

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Norway knopflerbruce says:

Mikecdm said: 45 minutes ain't fun, but I suppose knut can use more gold cups.


Even I got limits, dude!

:D

GENiEBEN says:

knopflerbruce said: Even I got limits, dude!

:D


It's the perfect go to lunch benchmark.

K404 says:

der8auer said: Well I hoped PCMark8 could replace the bugged PCMark05. I even already bought a new mouse pad.


Splave said: sell some 2140s to fund it


Roman made the mousemat out of reject E2140s.

Norway knopflerbruce says:

GENiEBEN said: It's the perfect go to lunch benchmark.


I used to let pcm vantage run overnight hoping it would finish when using singlecores :p

Germany Moose83 says:

Lol can Futuremark please bring normal Benchmarks :( Who wants to waste so much time/Ln2 for one Benchmark :p Ban it for release lol^^

GENiEBEN says:

knopflerbruce said: I used to let pcm vantage run overnight hoping it would finish when using singlecores :p


Haha, I do the same thing. I have no patience looking at it, I turn off the speakers and go to sleep after I launch it.

Austria Turrican says:

haha, did the same years ago. :D

Germany Moose83 says:

Luebke said: made my day xD


Lol, still some guys believe this shit for real :p No movement needed :D

United States Schmuckley says:

der8auer said: Well I hoped PCMark8 could replace the bugged PCMark05. I even already bought a new mouse pad.


:nana:

Wait..45 mins? :confused:]

I won't be running that, ever!
..barely have enough patience for 32m and Wprime 1024.

Germany Moose83 says:

Maybee on Air, after wakeup start the bench, after work safe screen and upload :p

Christian Ney says:

knopflerbruce said: I used to let pcm vantage run overnight hoping it would finish when using singlecores :p


+1

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