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PCMark 7 available now

PCMark 7 out nowPCMark 7 is available now, having been initially slated for a May 3rd release.

The popular PC benchmarking suite from Futuremark is designed for Windows 7. Basically if you want to put your entire PC through a broad gamut of performance tests this program will give you an indication of how well your hardware is performing. You can even check and compare your score online with people who have similar or identical PC hardware.

Futuremark are offering 3 variants of PCMark 7; including a free edition which allows unlimited runs of the main test. You can download the free-edition or order the advanced or professional versions directly from the PCMark website.

PCMARK 7 BASIC EDITION – Free

  • Free PC test offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test suite
  • Browse, search and compare results online
  • Store one result online

 

PCMARK 7 ADVANCED EDITION – $39.95 – ORDER NOW

  • Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads
  • Browse, search and compare results online
  • Unlimited online results storage
  • Hide results from public view
  • Offline result management
  • Advert-free online service

 

PCMARK 7 PROFESSIONAL EDITION – $995.00 – 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

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PCMark 7 coming May 3rd

PC Mark for Windows 7 coming May 3rdThe next version of Futuremark’s popular PC benchmark suite designed for Windows 7, is now finished and will be released on May 3rd. Basically if you want to put your entire PC through a broad gamut of performance tests this program will give you an indication of how well your PC is performing. You can even check and compare your score online with people who have a similar or identical PC.

Futuremark are offering 3 variants of PCMark 7; including a free edition which allows unlimited runs of the main test. Pre-orders are already being taken for the paid versions.

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

  • Free PC test offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test suite
  • Browse, search and compare results online
  • Store one result online

 

PCMARK 7 ADVANCED EDITION – $39.95 – PRE-ORDER NOW

  • Includes all 7 PC tests with more than 25 individual workloads
  • Browse, search and compare results online
  • Unlimited online results storage
  • Hide results from public view
  • 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

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3DMark Vantage updated, Basic Edition now free

FuturemarkFuturemark has updated their popular if slightly outdated benchmarking suite, 3DMark Vantage. The DX10-based Vantage has been widely used since its release back in April of 2008. Now the company has given the program a few updates. But most importantly they have made the Basic Edition free to download without any limitations on benchmark runs.

Previously the Basic Edition would set you back $7 but with the release of the much more relevant 3DMark 11, you can now snag Vantage for free. If you’ve already purchased the Basic Edition Futuremark allows an upgrade to the Advanced Edition for a mere $5.

So what has been updated in 3DMark Vantage? Version 1.1.0 adds display scaling to all its presets, designed to allow better compatability with higher resolution monitors. The SystemInfo tool has been updated to version 4.0 and GPU physics acceleration is now disabled during CPU tests.

Head on over to Futuremark if you care to try it out.

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