You can now download PCMark 8 from Futuremark. PCMark 8 is designed to test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. It's the complete PC benchmark for home and business.
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 combines performance benchmarking, battery life testing, a dedicated benchmark for SSDs and HDDs, and real-world tests using popular applications from Adobe and Microsoft. It's an essential tool for anyone who wants to get the most out of their hardware.
PCMark 8 includes five new benchmark tests, each designed around a typical use scenario. Choose the benchmark that best matches your needs, or run all five for a complete picture of your PC's performance. Each benchmark produces a score you can use to compare systems as well as detailed results you can use to gain a deep understanding of system performance.
PCMark 8 Basic Free Edition
Includes the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks.
Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
Free online account to manage your results.
The Home, Creative, and Work tests reflect the most common computer usage patterns - light home use, demanding media and entertainment activities, and typical office productivity tasks. The Applications benchmark is a real-world test of system performance using popular applications from Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. The Storage benchmark is ideal for testing SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives, highlighting the real-world performance differences between devices. You can use the Home, Creative, Work and Applications benchmarks to test battery life too.
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.
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.
PCMark 8 v2.6.512 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).
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.