Futuremark Announces PCMark 7 Benchmark for Windows 7 Systems

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News Posted: Mon, Mar 21 2011 12:12 PM
Getting tired of running the same benchmarks and staring at the same screens every time you upgrade a component or build a new system? Futuremark feels your pain and just moments ago announced PCMark 7, the latest version of its PC performance analysis software. PCMark 7 is intended for Windows 7 platforms equipped with at least a DirectX 9 graphics card.

According to Futuremark's PCMark 7 fact sheet, the updated benchmark will include 20 individual workloads and 7 separate suites to give users a multi-pronged analysis of system performance. Some of the highlights include:
  • The PCMark Suite measures overall system performance and returns and official PCMark score.
  • The Lightweight Suite measures the capabilities of entry level systems unable to run the full PCMark suite.
  • The Entertainment Suite measures system performance in entertainment, media, and gaming scenarios.
  • The Creativity Suite measures system performance in typical creativity scenarios involving images and video.
  • The Productivity Suite measures system performance in scenarios using the Internet and office applicatons.
  • The Computation Suite contains workloads that isolate the computation performance of the system.
  • The Storage Suite contains workloads that isolate the performance of the PC's storage system.
"Hardware innovations like solid state drives (SSDs), and new form factors such as netbooks and tablets are greatly increasing the range of PC performance available to businesses and home users," said Jani Joki, Director of PC Products and Services at Futuremark. "With so much choice available, PCMark 7 is an essential and easy to use tool to test and compare PC performance accurately and reliably across a wide range of usage scenarios."


Sounds super groovy, but when is it coming out? Futuremark isn't ready to say, only committing to a "coming soon" release. We look forward to adding this one to our stable of benchmarks.
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jonation replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 1:41 PM

I would really like to see integrated temp charting/diagraming, that way i could just run one program while I bench.

Edit: Also voltage monitoring/charting.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:56 PM

Just in time for some benching on the new contest :O

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GLair replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 9:12 PM

Sweet.  I've been waiting for a new benchmarking software.  Going to have to go check this one out.

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OSunday replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 10:12 PM

Neat, were previous pc benchmarks not designed for windows 7?

Were they built with Vista in mind or something of the sort?

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shaun a replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 10:24 PM

Futuremarks site simply says coming soon.

I trust HotHardware will let us know a date as soon as they find out. ?

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rrplay replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 10:26 PM

What nice about this is several different types of user scenarios is planned in the release and looks to be geared to the current type of hardware configurations available.Having just a new face on the benchmarking tools is nice but having it optimized specifically as mentioned in the overview looks quite promising.and should be well received.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 12:33 AM

I will definitely have to give this one a look PC mark has always been solid anyway, then with new functionality it is only better. Plus this sounds like it is up to date as well!

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I wonder how this will compare with there last product that was not for win 7???

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