Page 10 - Benchmark: PCMark 8
About PCMark 8
PCMark 8 is the latest version in our series of popular PC benchmarking tools. It is designed to test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. PCMark 8 is the complete PC benchmark for home and business.
From: Developer's Page
New to our battery of SSD benchmarks is the PCMark 8 Storage Consistency Test. Nowadays, many drives are well optimized for high benchmark scores when they are empty, but what separates the professional players from the amateurs is how it stands up to a truly punishing workload. PCMark 8's Storage Consistency Test is designed exactly for this purpose. Going through five phases -- precondition, degradation, steady state, recovery, and clean up -- to extend beyond real world application simulations, this benchmark takes just over two days to complete, but the results are revealing of a SSD's true capabilities. Overall, the Crucial MX300 750GB's results were not bad for its class, but it definitely could be better. In the first pass, it came up behind the Trion 150 usually by about 10MB/s to 15MB/s in the degradation phases, while closing the gap with one win in the steady phases. In the second and third pass, the Crucial MX300 750GB posted huge leads in the degradation phases, and consistently trading punches in the steady phases. However, in all three passes, the MX300 had a consistently gap ranging from 10MB/s to 30MB/s in the five recovery phases; taking home only one win and one tie in fifteen data points.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 22.214.171.124
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8