Windows 8 Benchmarks and PC Tests

Futuremark benchmarks are compatible with Windows 8. Recent versions are also compatible with Windows 8.1 when using the latest SystemInfo component.

Quick guide

Windows 8 Benchmark Compatibility


Which benchmarks are compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1*?

3DMark Yes
3DMark 11 Yes, v1.0.5 or higher
3DMark Vantage Yes, v1.1.2 or higher
3DMark06 Yes, v1.2.1 or higher
PCMark 8 Yes
PCMark 7 Yes, v1.4.0 or higher
PCMark Vantage Yes, 1.2.0** or higher
Powermark Yes, v1.2.0 or higher
Legacy benchmarks No, not planned

* Compatible with Windows 8.1 when using the latest SystemInfo component.

** PCMark Vantage requires Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack for full compatiblity.

3DMark

Recommended Windows 8 benchmark for gamers


3DMark Windows 8 PC benchmark test

The new 3DMark includes everything you need for benchmarking with Windows 8 and Windows RT. With three all new tests you can bench everything from tablets to notebooks to desktop PCs, from lightweight Direct3D feature level 9 mobile devices up to high-end DirectX 11 gaming PCs.


PCMark 8

The complete benchmark for Windows 8


PCMark 8 Windows 8 PC benchmark test

PCMark 8 is an essential benchmark for testing the latest Windows 8 notebooks, tablets and desktop PCs. Improving on previous releases, PCMark 8 includes battery life measurement tools and new tests using popular applications from the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.


Powermark

Windows 8 Battery Life Test


Powermark Windows 8 battery life test

Powermark v1.2.0 is compatible with Windows 8. Powermark is a battery life test and power consumption benchmark for professional testing labs. It is designed for testing Windows 7 and Windows 8 laptops, notebooks, ultrabooks and other battery powered devices.


3DMark 11

Windows 8 DirectX 11 test


3DMark 11 DirectX 11 video card benchmark test

3DMark 11 v1.0.5 is compatible with Windows 8. 3DMark 11 is a DirectX 11 video card benchmark with three presents ranging from Entry to Extreme. 3DMark 11 is designed to test the gaming performance of different types of PC from lightweight notebooks to high-end desktops.


PCMark 7

Compatible with Windows 8


PCMark 7 Windows 8 PC benchmark test

PCMark 7 v1.4.0 is compatible with Windows 8, however, benchmark scores are affected by the changes in this update. You should not compare scores from PCMark 7 v1.4.0 with any previous version. For the complete list of changes, please read the PCMark 7 v1.4.0 release notes.


3DMark Vantage

Compatible with Windows 8


3DMark Vantage DirectX 10 video card benchmark test

3DMark Vantage v1.1.2 is compatible with Windows 8. Though 3DMark Vantage was originally designed for testing DirectX 10 powered gaming PCs, we now recommend using the new 3DMark Cloud Gate benchmark to test the latest PCs and devices with DirectX 10 compatible graphics hardware.


3DMark06

Compatible with Windows 8


3DMark06 DirectX 9 video card benchmark test

3DMark06 v1.2.1 is compatible with Windows 8, however with modern hardware we recommend using the new 3DMark, which has three tests covering a wide range of Windows hardware from DirectX 9 compatible tablets to DirectX 11 powered gaming PCs.


PCMark Vantage

Compatible with Windows 8 with limitations


PCMark Vantage PC test for Windows Vista

PCMark Vantage v1.2.0 is Windows 8 compatible with some limitations. Please see the PCMark Vantage FAQ for details. As the DVD playback functionality required by some tests is not included in Windows 8 by default, we recommend using PCMark 8 for testing Windows 8 systems.