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Monday, 20 May 2013 19:58

Futuremark announces new PCMark 8

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Late Q2 launch, more tests

It actually did not come a surprise that Futuremark is preparing the new version of its PC benchmarking utility PCMark 8, but the announcement contained a couple of surprises nevertheless. In addition to announcing the new PCMark 8, Futuremark noted that we will be able to see some new tests including the battery life testing and new Adobe and Microsoft application tests.

As it was the case with previous releases, the new PCMark 8 is also developed in partnership with some big names that are a part of Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program and which includes names like Acer, AMD, Condusiv Technologies, Dell, HGST, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, Seagate and Western Digital.

In addition to standard benchmark tests that are based on common use scenarios such as browsing the web, photo editing, video chat, writing and gaming, Futuremark's new PCMark 8 will also include additional benchmark tests based on productivity and creativity applications from Adobe and Microsoft.

The new PCMark 8 will also include battery life tests and will be able to estimate battery use from each benchmark tests or loop a tests until the battery is almost empty.

As it was the case with previous PCMark benchmarks, this one will also be available in several editions including the free to download Basic Edition as well as the fully-features Professional Edition. It is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

According to Futuremark, the PCMark 8 is in its final stages of development while the public release is expected towards the end of the Q2.

You can check out more here.


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