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About PCMark 7
PCMark 7 includes 7 PC tests for Windows 7, combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. Specifically designed to cover the full range of PC hardware from netbooks and tablets to notebooks and desktops, PCMark 7 offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7 for home and business use.
From: Developer's Page
PCMark is a favorite benchmarking program for PC enthusiasts and reviewers alike, because it provides a very easy way to measure performance of different computers. It evaluates a system from seven perspectives (We only included the first six results, since the HDD test is not very relevant to a RAM review), and can be considered a synthetic real life benchmark. In the latest version of PCMark, Futuremark claims they have brought down the variance of each run to ensure accuracy of their benchmarks, and with a relatively low margin of error in mind, all tested RAM came out to be extremely close. That said, the G.Skill Ares F3-1866C10D-16GAB 2x8GB came out generally ahead in most cases, possibly due to having the highest capacity. It scored even higher than the 4x4GB Ares set, as it operates at a higher frequency, but with lower stress on the processor's memory controller thanks to its 2x8GB configuration.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 7
7. Benchmark: 3DMark 11
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5
10. Overclocking and Conclusion