Futuremark Announces PCMark 7 Benchmark for Windows 7 Systems
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.
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.