PCMark benchmark tests are based on common use scenarios such as browsing the web, photo editing, video chat, writing and gaming. PCMark 8 also includes additional benchmark tests based on productivity and creativity applications from Adobe and Microsoft.
PCMark 8 has been developed in partnership with the members of Futurmark's Benchmark Development Program. PCMark BDP members include Acer, AMD, Condusiv Technologies, Dell, HGST, HP, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate and Western Digital.
PCMark 8 is available in several editions ranging from a free to download Basic Edition to a fully-featured Professional Edition.
The software will be available by the end of June.