Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Review (Page 7 of 12)

Page 7 - Benchmark: PCMark 8

About PCMark 8

PCMark 8 is the latest version in our series of industry standard PC benchmarking tools. With PCMark 8 you can 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 most recent revision of the popular full system benchmark from Futuremark. It tests five general categories, which includes Home, Creative, Work, Storage, and Applications. However, I did not include the Applications benchmarks, as the tests require Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office to be installed. While we have these software available to us, this is a test platform, and we do not have extra licenses to go around just for benchmarking purposes. With PCMark 8 set up, I ran all the tests in Conventional mode. The differences in results were much less dramatic than the AIDA64 CPU or FPU benchmarks, but there were still some score differences between the overclocked and stock setup. Looking at each benchmark, we had increases of 5.9%, 10.6%, 8.5%, and 0.0%, respectively. The Storage test was practically the same, and this is understandable. As this relied more on my Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD more than anything else, it was not surprising the scores were practically identical. If we had a way to overclock our SSD, there may be a difference, but until then, I will not be expecting changes.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout, Test System
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
6. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
7. Benchmark: PCMark 8
8. Benchmark: 3DMark
9. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
10. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
11. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
12. Overclocking and Conclusion