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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
PCMark 8 is the latest revision of the popular full system benchmark from Futuremark. It tests five general categories, which includes Home, Creative, Work, Storage, and Applications. In order to run the Applications benchmark, you must have Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office installed. We do have those programs here at APH Networks, but this is a test platform, so we do not have extra licenses to go around just for benchmarking purposes. As such, I left them out of my results. I did not run the Storage suite, because we are testing a memory kit here. With PCMark 8 fired up, all tests were run in Accelerated mode, where available. All tested RAM came out to be extremely close. If we were to go by absolute values, however, higher bandwidth memory scored marginally higher, and the G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZ 2x8GB took home the crown in two out of three tests. Do keep in mind the differences were virtually negligible.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 8
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
10. Overclocking and Conclusion