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Futuremark launches PCMark 10 benchmarking suite

Futuremark, the company behind the widely used PCMark, 3DMark and VRMark benchmarking tools has now released PCMark 10. This is an updated version of the benchmarking tool for Windows 10, featuring new and improved workloads all wrapped up in a faster, more user-friendly application.

PCMark benchmarks measure overall system performance by using tests based on real-world applications and use cases. In this latest version, workloads reflect tasks performed in the modern workplace. There are three versions of PCMark 10 launching, a basic, advanced and professional edition. The basic version is free and will be available from the 22nd of June. However, the Advanced Edition will retail for $29.99. The Professional Edition is reserved for businesses, press and government users.

Here is what’s new in PCMark 10:

  • Improved design produces a single PCMark 10 score that reflects the system’s performance for typical tasks in a modern office. There are extended, express, and custom run options for exploring other aspects of system performance if needed.
  • Just click run and start benchmarking. In PCMark 10 you don’t have to choose between the Accelerated and Conventional benchmarking modes used in PCMark 8.
  • We’ve streamlined the workloads so that running the main PCMark 10 benchmark takes less than half the time of the equivalent test in PCMark 8.
  • Multi-level reporting – each benchmark run produces a high-level benchmark score, mid-level test group scores, and low-level workload scores. What’s more, you can now compare two results side by side in the app.
  • New yet familiar design – PCMark 10 uses the same style of user interface as 3DMark and VRMark.

KitGuru Says: I haven’t given my most recent PC build the proper benchmarking treatment yet, though I am tempted to give it a go now. Do you guys ever use benchmark tools like PCMark/3DMark when building a new system or testing a new overclock?

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