Thursday, June 22nd 2017

Futuremark Releases PCMark 10 Basic and Advanced Editions

Futuremark, a UL company, has made available today the much-awaited update to their PCMark 8 benchmark suite. PCMark benchmarks measure complete system performance using tests based on real-world apps and activities. In PCMark 10, these tests include everyday tasks such as browsing websites, video chats, written documents and spreadsheets, photo and video editing, 3D modelling and simulations, and for the first time a full gaming benchmark.

PCMark 8 catered more to the day-to-day working professional than the ever-growing PC gaming market, and their own 3DMark program thus more popular in usage among enthusiasts - including here on TechPowerUp. With PCMark 10, Futuremark has added 3DMark Firestrike as part of the PCMark 10 Extended benchmark. Currently missing from the suite however is a dedicated storage and battery test which Futuremark clarified is "being worked upon", and which will be released as an update shortly.

We have already taken a more in-depth look at PCMark 10, but the gist of it is this: the Basic Edition is available for free and includes the standard PCMark10 benchmark that contains the Essentials, Productivity and Digital Content Creation (DCC) test groups; while the Advanced Edition will cost you $29.99 (special intro price of $23.99 till July 5, 2017), giving you the PCMark 10 Express and PCMark 10 Extended benchmarks in addition to more hands-on control.
Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, 8.1 64-bit, 10 64-bit (Version 1607 and later)
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Source: Futuremark
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