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regeneration 05-12-11 06:36 AM

PCMark 7 Basic Edition Released

PCMark 7 is a new Futuremark benchmark offering complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, is now available to download and purchase. PCMark 7 is available in 3 editions: the free Basic Edition offering unlimited runs of the PCMark test suite without registration or expiry, the Advanced Edition which includes all 7 benchmark tests and the Professional Edition which unlocks all features and is the only edition licensed for commercial use. PCMark 7 is the latest benchmark from developer Futuremark and joins existing Windows PC tests PCMark05 for Windows XP and PCMark Vantage for Windows Vista.

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.

Moshing 05-12-11 04:27 PM

Re: PCMark 7 Basic Edition Released
Nobody posting scores yet? Okay, I'll start er up!


I've seen better and worse for 5Ghz 2600K, so I'm pretty much where I expect to be with my ram at relaxed timings and my GPU running at it's factory speed. Solidly positive I could break 6K with tightening up my timings back to all 7's and putting my GPU back to 850mhz. But this is more representing my intended settings for now.

Roadhog 05-12-11 06:57 PM

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5026 PCMarks

Moshing 05-12-11 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadhog (Post 2432002)

Your score is gonna JUMP when they fix multi-GPU support :bugeyes:

Hope it doesn't take as long as 3Dmark 11 did.

Roadhog 05-13-11 12:13 AM

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meh. 4.5ghz

5275 PCMarks

Moshing 05-13-11 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Roadhog (Post 2432097)
meh. 4.5ghz

5275 PCMarks

500mhz raised you only 200-ish points? That's not very linear scaling then. So we can take from that I guess that this test is pretty harsh on a lot more then just the CPU. Since your on a Nehalem generation chip, you're overclocking by bus speed, but did you balance your memory speed back to close to where it was at 4Ghz CPU speed? PCMark is notoriously memory speed sensitive as well.

My benchmark run was with a CPU speed through the roof, but my ram speed is actually sub-stock right now as are it's timings, and my GPU overclock disabled. I was experimenting last week with Civilization V performance and found memory speed to be worthless for Civ V performance. DDR3 1066, DDR3 1333, and DDR3 1600 all performed so closely I couldn't tell the difference and even using the late game benchmark only showed a 1fps difference between each of the above speeds.

Plus, I found that since I'm already pushing my vcore for my CPU pretty hard, I could back off on memory voltage by reducing the ram clocks to 1333 and letting off the timings to all 9's, only costing me a single FPS in Civ V, but in the process allowing me to drop vmem to 1.42v, matching the exact same volts as my vcore (for reference, 1066mhz did not allow any more voltage drops). This SHOULDN'T make any kind of real difference, but it does. Temperatures dropped another 3C on the CPU itself doing this. Thanks to this little trick, I now hit peak temperatures at 5Ghz of only 62C totally loaded up.

But, this trick costs me in artificial benchmarks like this. I'm positive I would break 6K in this test if I cranked it all back up, and may do so later today if I get bored :p

Roliath 05-15-11 03:12 AM

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5007 PCMarks

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