Futuremark PCMark 8

Futuremark PCMark 8 v2.8.704

December 13th, 2017 - What's New
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You've tested your PC's gaming performance with 3DMark so what's next? Benchmark total system performance with PCMark 8, the complete benchmark for Windows. PCMark 8 includes five new benchmark tests. Choose one that best matches your needs, or run all five for a complete picture of your PC's performance.  PCMark 8, the latest in the series of popular PC benchmarking tools, includes battery life measurement tools and new tests using popular applications from Adobe and Microsoft. Each of the five benchmarks included in PCMark 8 produces a score you can use to compare systems. Or use the detailed results from each workload to gain a deeper understanding of system performance. 
  • The industry standard PC benchmark test for Windows 8 and Windows 7
  • Combines performance testing with new battery life measurement tools.
  • Includes new tests using popular applications from Microsoft and Adobe.
  • Ideal for testing the performance of SSDs and hybrid storage devices.

Version History

v2.8.704 (December 13th, 2017)

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.


  • Systeminfo updated to version 5.3 for improved hardware compatibility.


  • To avoid the Video Editing test running out of memory, it is now limited to 16 threads on processors with high-core counts. This does not affect the score.

v2.7.613 (April 13th, 2016)

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.  Improved
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.45 for improved hardware compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue where Photo Editing tests failed to run when the system path name included non-Latin characters.
Professional Edition only
  • Improved reporting of system information in the PDF report adds detailed OS version, detailed storage information, write cache policy information, power profile information, and the number of memory channels. The application version number is shown in the header. The drive used in storage test is shown next to the scores.

v2.6.517 (February 9th, 2016)

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.  Fixed
  • Fixed an issue with Video Editing tests timing out and leaving entry level CPUs unable to finish the Creative conventional benchmark.
 Professional Edition only
  • Fixed Expanded Storage test command line options.
  • Command line --submit switch no longer opens a web browser window when submitting result data.

v2.6.512 (January 18th, 2016)

This major update accommodates a change in the latest version of Adobe After Effects and provides better support for NVMe SSDs. These changes affect the workloads in the Adobe Applications benchmark and the Storage benchmark. Scores from the new versions of these tests should not be compared with older versions. Home, Creative, and Work benchmark scores are not affected.

Adobe Applications benchmark
  • Adobe Applications benchmark has been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The After Effects test output has been changed to uncompressed AVI format as Adobe CC no longer supports output to compressed Windows Media Video format.
  • Use Compatibility mode to compare scores with historical result data, (also requires an older version of Adobe software that supports Windows Media Video).
Storage benchmark
  • The Storage and Expanded Storage benchmarks have been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The tests now provide better support for NVMe drives. Scores from NVMe drives will improve in some cases. The faster the drive, the bigger the difference. Other types of drive are unaffected.
  • General stability and error handling has been improved.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.41 for improved hardware compatibility.
  • Video Chat test now works even when there is no audio device in the system.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause PCMark 8 to crash when the SystemInfo module failed.
  • Fixed several issues found on non-English language Windows installations.
Professional Edition only
  • Command line now offers temp path selection.
  • XML output now shows battery life in minutes not seconds for more intuitive results.