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Benchmarking with PCMark 7
The user interface of PCMark 7 is very simple and easy to use. Simply click
the Run Benchmark button to start the tests. The free version includes only
basic tests that simulate various computer usages to come up with your overall
score. The basic system tests include the following:
Video Playback and Transcoding
Image Manipulation
Web Browsing and Decrypting
Graphics – DirectX 9
System Storage – Windows Defender
System Storage – Importing Pictures
System Storage – Gaming
After you click the Run Benchmark button, the system tests begin, as shown
in Figure 12-14.
After the benchmark tests are completed, you are shown your system’s overall
score. To view the detailed scores of the different tests, you have to register on
Futuremark’s website via the link on your results window. You can find out
what hardware really performs and what hardware you should avoid. Overall,
the PCMark 7 website adds a great amount of value to the application.
Figure 12-14: PCMark 7 running the benchmark test
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