PCMark 7 1.0.4

December 28, 2011 - Software
PCMark 7 1.0.4

PCMark 7 includes 7 PC tests for Windows 7, combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. Specifically designed to cover the full range of PC hardware from netbooks and tablets to notebooks and desktops, PCMark 7 offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7 for home and business use.

Lightweight test

The Lightweight test contains a collection of workloads to measure the performance of systems unable to run the PCMark test. On entry-level desktops, tablets and notebooks, only one application tends to be in active use at a time and it is rare to run computationally heavy applications. The Lightweight test is ideal for benchmarking systems using the Windows 7 Starter operating system and is also compatible with Windows Vista. At the end of the test your system is given a Lightweight test score.

Entertainment test

The Entertainment test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance in entertainment scenarios. Individual workloads include recording, viewing, streaming and transcoding TV shows and movies, importing, organizing and browsing new music and several gaming related tasks. If the target system is not capable of running DirectX 10 workloads then those tests are skipped. At the end of the test your system is given an Entertainment test score.

Creativity test

The Creativity test contains a collection of workloads to measure the system performance in typical creativity scenarios. Individual workloads include viewing, editing, transcoding and storing photos and videos. At the end of the test your system is given a Creativity test score.

Productivity test

The Productivity test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance in typical productivity scenarios. Individual workloads include loading web pages and using home office applications. At the end of the test your system is given a Productivity test score.

Computation test

The Computation test contains a collection of workloads that isolate the computation performance of the system. At the end of the test your system is given a Computation test score.

Storage test

The Storage test is a collection of workloads that isolate the performance of the PC’s storage system. You can choose to test other storage devices in addition to the system drive. At the end of the test your system is given a Storage test score.

Testing features

Unlimited runs

All PCMark 7 editions, including the free Basic Edition, offer unlimited benchmark runs.

Offline result management

By default, PCMark 7 submits and stores your benchmark results online on the PCMark website. If you have PCMark 7 Advanced Edition you can also save your result files to your hard drive or other local offline location.

Command line automation

This feature, which is only available in the PCMark 7 Professional Edition, allows the benchmark to be configured and automated using scripts running from the command line.

PCMark 7 online features

PCMark 7 is complemented by online services at that offer additional features and tools. Access to these services is free though the features on offer vary depending on the PCMark 7 edition used.

Your own personal account

A personal account allows you to save your results in one place, add and edit descriptions and comments as well as granting access to all the available features and tools.

Browse, search and compare results

One of the most common questions from users after running a benchmark is “Is my score OK?” The PCMark online service lets you browse, search and compare results from millions of other users. In addition, every time you submit a result you will see how your score compares to those from others with similar hardware.

Unlimited results storage

The PCMark 7 online service allows you to store your benchmark results for reference at a later date. PCMark 7 Basic Edition users are limited to storing just one result. When submitting new results you can choose whether to keep or overwrite the previous result. PCMark 7 Advanced and Professional Edition users can store an unlimited number of results online.

Hide results

By default, all results submitted to the PCMark website are visible to others. PCMark 7 Advanced and Professional Edition users have the option to hide individual results from public view if they wish.


We are able to offer the PCMark online services free of charge because they are part-funded by advertising. We aim to ensure that all advertising on our websites is relevant to our users. PCMark 7 Advanced Edition users who have logged in to the online service will not see any advertising on that section of the website. Please note this does not apply to the main pages on

Minimum requirements

All systems that meet the minimum requirements are able to run the main PCMark test and obtain a PCMark score.

Microsoft Windows 7
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
1 GB for x86 systems or 2GB for x64 systems
DirectX 9 compatible graphics adaptor
1024×600 minimum display resolution
Hard drive:
10 GB free space, NTFS file system



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