Futuremark today confirmed that PCMark 7, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, will be released on May 3, 2011. PCMark 7 will be available in 3 editions: the Basic Edition, a free download offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test, the Advanced Edition which includes all 7 PC tests and the Professional Edition which unlocks all features and is the only edition licensed for commercial use. The Advanced and Professional Editions can be pre-ordered now from this page. PCMARK 7 BASIC EDITION – Free, available from May 3, 2011 Free PC test offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test suite Browse, search and compare results online Store one result online PCMARK 7 ADVANCED EDITION - $39.95 – PRE-ORDER NOW Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads Browse, search and compare results online Unlimited online results storage Hide results from public view Offline result management Advert-free online service PCMARK 7 PROFESSIONAL EDITION - $995.00 – PRE-ORDER NOW Licensed for commercial PC system testing Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads Command line automation Browse, search and compare results online Unlimited online results storage Hide results from public view Offline result management Advert-free online service Priority support PCMark 7 provides a set of 7 PC tests for measuring different aspects of PC performance with a high degree of accuracy. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test. The Lightweight test measures the capabilities of entry level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark test. Common use performance is measured by the Entertainment, Creativity and Productivity tests. Component performance is measured by the Computation and Storage hardware tests. The Storage test is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to the system drive.