PCMark7 KeyArt vertical Futuremark Unveils PCMark 7, Windows 7 Only Benchmark

 
Futuremark announced PCMark® 7 today, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. The Storage suite is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to the system drive. Pricing is unannounced yet and is to be available soon according to Futuremark.

PCMark7 KeyArt vertical Futuremark Unveils PCMark 7, Windows 7 Only Benchmark
 
HELSINKI, FINLAND – MARCH 21, 2011 – Futuremark®, the developer of the world's most popular benchmarking software, announced PCMark® 7 today, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. A release date has not been announced though the official website states that PCMark 7 is coming soon. http://www.pcmark.com/
 
"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."
 
PCMark 7 provides a set of 7 suites for measuring different aspects of PC performance with a high degree of accuracy. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark Suite. The Lightweight Suite measures the capabilities of entry level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark suite. Common use performance is measured by the Entertainment, Creativity and Productivity scenario suites. Component performance is measured by the Computation and Storage hardware suites. The Storage suite is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to the system drive.
 
Platforms
PC: Windows 7
DirectX 9 graphics card required for PCMark score
DirectX 10 graphics card required for some additional tests
DirectX 11 graphics card required for some additional tests
 
Benchmark Suites
PCMark 7 includes more than 20 individual workloads combined into 7 separate suites to give different views of system performance.
  • The PCMark Suite measures overall system performance and returns an 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 performance in typical creativity scenarios involving images and video.
  • The Productivity suite measures system performance scenarios using the Internet and office applications.
  • 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.
Price : Unannounced