Futuremark PCMark 8

Der PCMark 8 von Futuremark ist die neueste Version des Benchmarking-Tools zum bestimmen der Systemleistung. Der Benchmark richtet sich dabei an die komplette Bandbreite von Tablets, Notebooks bis hin zur ausgereiften Workstation.

Der PCMark 8 beinhaltet sechs unterschiedliche Tests, inklusive einem Benchmark zum Batterielaufzeit testen. Daneben gibt es drei Test für die allgemeine Performance und einen weiteren zum Testen der Systemspeicherleistung. Der letzte Test benutzt schlussendlich normale Anwendungen wie zum Beispiel Photoshop.

Die Benchmarksuite gibt es in drei unterschiedlichen Varianten: Basic, Advanced und Professional. Die Basic Variante ist dabei kostenlos, die kostenpflichtige Advanced Version richtet sich an den Poweruser und die Professional Variante an Profis.

Changelog v2.7.613This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved
SystemInfo module updated to 4.45 for improved hardware compatibility.

Fixed
Fixed an issue where Photo Editing tests failed to run when the system path name included non-Latin characters.

Professional Edition only
Improved reporting of system information in the PDF report adds detailed OS version, detailed storage information, write cache policy information, power profile information, and the number of memory channels. The application version number is shown in the header. The drive used in storage test is shown next to the scores.

Changelog v2.6.517This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed
  • Fixed an issue with Video Editing tests timing out and leaving entry level CPUs unable to finish the Creative conventional benchmark.

Professional Edition only
  • Fixed Expanded Storage test command line options.
  • Command line --submit switch no longer opens a web browser window when submitting result data.

Changelog v2.6.512This major update accommodates a change in the latest version of Adobe After Effects and provides better support for NVMe SSDs. These changes affect the workloads in the Adobe Applications benchmark and the Storage benchmark. Scores from the new versions of these tests should not be compared with older versions. Home, Creative, and Work benchmark scores are not affected.

Adobe Applications benchmark
  • Adobe Applications benchmark has been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The After Effects test output has been changed to uncompressed AVI format as Adobe CC no longer supports output to compressed Windows Media Video format.
  • Use Compatibility mode to compare scores with historical result data, (also requires an older version of Adobe software that supports Windows Media Video).

Storage benchmark
  • The Storage and Expanded Storage benchmarks have been updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with earlier versions.
  • The tests now provide better support for NVMe drives. Scores from NVMe drives will improve in some cases. The faster the drive, the bigger the difference. Other types of drive are unaffected.

Improved
  • General stability and error handling has been improved.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.41 for improved hardware compatibility.

Fixed
  • Video Chat test now works even when there is no audio device in the system.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause PCMark 8 to crash when the SystemInfo module failed.
  • Fixed several issues found on non-English language Windows installations.

Professional Edition only
  • Command line now offers temp path selection.
  • XML output now shows battery life in minutes not seconds for more intuitive results.

Changelog v2.5.419This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved
  • Results screen now shows benchmark duration and battery consumption in Benchmark Information section.
  • More detailed logging for the Storage test.
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.40 for improved hardware compatibility.

Fixed
  • When loading a result from a previous version of PCMark 8, the Results screen now correctly shows the application version used rather than the current version.
  • Fixed a result creation issue that occurred when SystemInfo was disabled.

Changelog v2.4.304This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.36 for improved hardware compatibility.

Fixed
  • Spreadsheet test: fixed an issue with test hanging, crashing or not finishing with some hardware platforms in Accelerated mode.

Compatibility
  • Updated LibreOffice to the version in the LibreOffice code repository tagged libreoffice-4-2-milestone-7-2 for improved compatibility with Intel hardware.

Changelog v2.3.293A bug fix in this update means that scores from the Storage Consistency and Storage Adaptivity tests included in PCMark 8 Professional Edition may improve slightly on some hardware. Other benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware compatibility.

Fixed
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Adobe After Effects test to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Storage benchmark from running on dynamic disks, including stripes and mirrors.

Professional Edition only
  • PDF report now includes details of the screen resolution and memory modules.
  • Fixed a data alignment issue in the Storage Consistency test that could result in read-modify-write operations when a simple write was intended. Scores from this test may improve on devices previously affected by the bug.
  • Added --custom command line option to enable the Storage Consistency test to be customized for selected use cases. See PCMark 8 Storage Consistency Customization Guide for details.

Changelog v2.0.228Improved
  • SystemInfo module updated to 4.26 for improved hardware detection.

Fixed
  • Photo Editing test: fixed the issue with error message, "Init error: System.BadImageFormatException."
  • Video Editing test: fixed the issue with error message, "file is too small."

Steam version only
  • Fixed an issue that gave an error when choosing to view results online.

Professional Edition only
  • Added command line option --randomdata to Expanded Storage Test. See command line guide for details.

Changelog v2.0.204
  • Fixed an issue that prevented PCMark 8 from launching after a recent Steam update.
  • Fixed an issue with Expanded Storage tests (Professional Edition only) that could result in the unintentional removal of the partition table from a non-empty drive.

Changelog v2.0.191Home benchmark
  • Home updated to version 3.0. Scores should not be compared with previous versions.
  • New Photo Editing test using the open source ImageMagick library and a wider variety of image processing operations.
  • Video Chat test now features improved face detection and performance. The test has been updated to use OpenCV 2.4.7.

Creative benchmark
  • Creative updated to version 3.0. Scores should not be compared with previous versions.
  • Photo Editing test using the open source ImageMagick library and a wider variety of image processing operations.
  • Video Editing part 2 now uses source material in 4K UHD resolution (3840x2160).
  • Video Group Chat test now features improved face detection and performance. The test has been updated to use OpenCV 2.4.7.

Work benchmark
  • Work updated to version 2.0. Scores should not be compared with previous versions.
  • Work version 2.0 adds a new Spreadsheet test and includes the Video Chat test to provide more varied and representative workloads for office and enterprise use.
  • New Spreadsheet test using LibreOffice Calc, a part of the open-source productivity suite from The Document Foundation.
  • Added Video Chat test to the benchmark.

Storage benchmark
  • Storage updated to version 1.1. Scores are comparable with previous versions.
  • Added Expanded Storage tests for specialist analysis of drive performance, (PCMark 8 Professional Edition only).

Compatibility Mode
  • Compatibility Mode enables you to run the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks from version 1.2.157 for instances when you need to compare scores against historical result data, (PCMark 8 Professional and Advanced Editions only).

PCMark 8 Version 2.7.613

2.97 GiB, 6094 Downloads, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10

PCMark 8 Version 2.6.517

2.97 GiB, 2116 Downloads, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10

PCMark 8 Version 2.6.512

2.93 GiB, 641 Downloads, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10

PCMark 8 Version 2.5.419

2.92 GiB, 3676 Downloads, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10

PCMark 8 Version 2.4.304

2.91 GiB, 5820 Downloads, Win 7, Win 8