We’ve had a “preview” release of PCMark 8 for a few months now, but Futuremark was still working on a few minor issues it seems – plus the pending release of Windows 8.1 likely created a reason for delaying the public launch. Today it appears everything is finally in order and PCMark 8 Basic and Advanced editions are now available. (Sort of…Futuremark’s web page was being updated briefly and the Steam store pages aren’t live, but I suspect those will go up some time today. Update: And the Steam page is live now.) PCMark 8 follows in the steps of the latest 3DMark with a modified user interface that is more touchscreen friendly. It also breaks up the benchmark into five tests: Home, Creative, Work...
We’ve begun using PCMark 8 for some of our laptop reviews over the past few months, but this is honestly the rockiest launch we’ve ever seen from Futuremark. There...2 by Jarred Walton on 10/10/2013
After a two-year hiatus, Futuremark is back with a new version of 3DMark, and in many ways this is their most ambitious version to date. Instead of the usual...69 by Jarred Walton on 2/5/2013
Early in December 2012, I posted a short article about the Fire Strike trailer for the next 3DMark with the note that the full release was promised before the...15 by Jarred Walton on 1/23/2013
Futuremark has announced the latest version of their popular benchmark software for gaming PCs, 3DMark11. New to 3DMark11 will be the ability to benchmark DirectX 11 capable hardware like...10 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/25/2010