PCMark 7 Gets Dated, Available for Preorder

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News Posted: Thu, Apr 14 2011 11:17 AM
Getting tired of staring at the same benchmarks every time you build a new PC or upgrade your gear? We have good news for you. Futuremark today announced that it will be releasing its PCMark 7 benchmark suite on May 3, 2011, which is less than three weeks away. As with most of Futuremark's software, there will be multiple versions to choose from, including a freebie build for penny-pinching braggarts. Here's the rundown:

PCMark 7 Basic Edition (Free)
  • Free PC test offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test suite
  • Browser, search, and compare results online
  • Store one result online
PCMark 7 Advanced Edition ($39.95)
  • Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads
  • Browser, search, and compare results online
  • Unlimited online results storage
  • Hide results from public view
  • Offline results management
  • Advert-free online service
PCMark 7 Professional Edition ($995)
  • Licensed for commercial PC system testing
  • Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads
  • Command line automation
  • Browser, search, and compare results online
  • Unlimited online results storage
  • Hide results from public view
  • Offline result management
  • Advert-free online service
  • Priority support
Included in the suite is a "Lightweight" test designed for entry-level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark test, so if you're rocking an older rig, you can still run PCMark 7.

For those of you interested in one of the more fleshed out paid versions, Futuremark is accepting preorders now.
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rapid1 replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 11:24 AM

I will have to check this one out, in the past they have always been a great benchmark, so I would imagine this version to be no less.

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LBowen replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 12:20 PM

I have not run a PCMark benchmark yet but I plan to in the near future so it seems like I should just wait till this is released to compare which one I should use.

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rrplay replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 6:52 PM

I would most likely check out the free version for a bit to decide, tend to work more with  'clocks , temp,&  stability with tools I already have

but at the moment I would most designate the $$ towards purchasing a better monitor, better ram, Portal 2, or Prey 2 which would get a lot more use & be a  lot more fun.

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Inspector replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 8:23 PM

going to try it :), Would be nice to have a new BEAST rig to try it on ;) lol

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OSunday replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 10:04 PM

I think HotHardware should consider applying the "Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down" system to entire posts, particularly so I can give this one a thumbs up ;)

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 11:24 PM

I'd check out the free version but I'm mostly not the benchmarking type.

I'm probably going to go the rrplay route since most of my money goes towards gaming stuff like that.

 

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