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PCMark 7 pricing and editions announced

Posted by: John at 4/14/2011 10:08 AM
Want a good set of tests to test out your PC? Well, Futuremark's PCMark 7 will soon be available. I've used the past editions to test out computers and they are a great set of tests to see how well your computer runs.

3 editions will be available upon release. A free version on May 3 with 7 tests and 25 workloads, an Advanced version for $40 which will be advertising free, and  a professional version at $1000 which lets you have command line automation and priority support among other things.

I can't wait to check it out as it will help me benchmark upcoming hardware for the site.


CMark 7 Release Date Announced, Preordering Begins

Pricing and Edition Details Confirmed for Windows 7 PC Testing Benchmark

HELSINKI, FINLAND – APRIL 14, 2011 – Futuremark® today confirmed that PCMark® 7, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, will be released on May 3, 2011. PCMark 7 will be available in 3 editions: the Basic Edition, a free download offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test, the Advanced Edition which includes all 7 PC tests and the Professional Edition which unlocks all features and is the only edition licensed for commercial use. The Advanced and Professional Editions can be pre-ordered now from http://www.pcmark.com.

PCMARK 7 BASIC EDITION – Free, available from May 3, 2011

Free PC test offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test suite
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PCMARK 7 ADVANCED EDITION - $39.95 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads
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Unlimited online results storage
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Offline result management
Advert-free online service


PCMARK 7 PROFESSIONAL EDITION - $995.00 – PRE-ORDER NOW

Licensed for commercial PC system testing
Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads
Command line automation
Browse, search and compare results online
Unlimited online results storage
Hide results from public view
Offline result management
Advert-free online service
Priority support


PCMark 7 provides a set of 7 PC tests for measuring different aspects of PC performance with a high degree of accuracy. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test. The Lightweight test measures the capabilities of entry level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark test. Common use performance is measured by the Entertainment, Creativity and Productivity tests. Component performance is measured by the Computation and Storage hardware tests. The Storage test is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to the system drive.

PCMark 7 will be released on May 3, 2011. PCMark 7 Advanced and Professional Editions can be pre-ordered now from http://www.pcmark.com. Visit the official website for more information or follow Futuremark on Facebook.