PCMark 7 and 8 v2
Futuremark's PCMark 7 is a whole-system benchmarking suite. It has specific application performance measurements targeted for a Windows 7 environment and uses trace-based metrics to gauge relative performance (It has also been updated for Windows 8 compatibility). Below is what Futuremark says is incorporated into the PCMark suite...
The PCMark test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance during typical desktop usage. This is the most important test since it returns the official PCMark score for the system
- Windows Defender
- Importing pictures
Video Playback and transcoding
Web browsing and decrypting
Despite its lower clocks, the Core i7-5775C pulls out ahead of all of the other platforms here, mostly due to the performance impact of its 128GB of eDRAM cache and its much faster graphics engine.
PCMark 8 v2 System Level Benchmark
PCMark 8 v2 is the latest version in Futuremark’s series of popular PC benchmarking tools. It is designed to test the performance of all types of systems, from tablets to desktops. PCMark 8 offers five separate benchmark tests--plus battery life testing—to help consumers find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance for their particular use case. This latest version of the suite improve the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks with new tests using popular open source applications for image processing, video editing and spreadsheets. A wide variety of workloads have also been added to the Work benchmark to better reflect the way PCs are used in enterprise environments.
These tests can be run with our without OpenCL acceleration. We chose to run with OpenCL acceleration enabled to leverage all of the platforms’ CPU and GPU compute resources…