Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review (Page 7 of 12)

Page 7 - 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

PCMark 8 tests five general categories: Home, Creative, Work, Storage, and Applications. Each category has a series of specific tests. If you think about it, these categories are quite similar to the ones in the previous version, except they are renamed. Taking a look at the results above, there is very little difference between stock and overclock results until we hit Microsoft Office benchmarks. The performance increase here are approximately 5.5%, 3.7%, 5.2%, negligible, negligible yet again, and 33%. I would have expected slightly greater difference in the results. On a side note, when benchmarking Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, those respective applications must be installed on your computer in order to produce results. What I have installed is Adobe's Creative Suite 6 and Microsoft Office 2013 (Office 365 web installation).

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, and 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 (RMAA 6.3.0) Analysis
12. Overclocking and Conclusion