Press releases from June 2017


PCMark 10 is now available for everyone

June 22, 2017


PCMark 10 - The industry standard PC benchmark

We're excited to announce that PCMark 10 is now available to everyone from our website and from Steam.

Following the launch of PCMark 10 Professional Edition at the start of the month, today we are releasing PCMark 10 Basic Edition, a free benchmark for home users, and PCMark 10 Advanced Edition, which adds more tests and features for enthusiasts.

PCMark 10 is the latest version in our series of industry standard PC benchmarks. Updated for Windows 10 with new and improved tests, PCMark 10 is also faster and easier to use.

  • The industry standard PC performance benchmark for Windows.
  • Relevant, real-world tests covering a wide range of everyday activities.
  • Accurate and impartial, ideal for comparing systems and choosing upgrades.
  • Created in cooperation with leading hardware and software companies.


PCMark benchmarks measure the performance of your PC using tests based on real-world applications and activities. In PCMark 10, these tests include everyday tasks like browsing websites, video chat, writing and spreadsheets, photo and video editing, and playing games. 

Run the main benchmark and you'll get a PCMark 10 score that you can use to compare your PC with other systems or to see the impact of Windows updates and hardware upgrades. 

PCMark 10 updates many of the tests in PCMark 8 and adds new ones too. With its new and improved workloads, the main PCMark 10 benchmark takes less than half the time of the equivalent test in PCMark 8.

Each benchmark run produces a high-level benchmark score, mid-level test group scores, and low-level workload scores to give you a detailed view of your PC's performance. Thanks to a brand new feature, you can also compare results side by side in the app.

PCMark 10 shares the same style of user interface as 3DMark and VRMark. With its familiar layout, it's easy to start benchmarking with PCMark 10.

The main PCMark 10 benchmark test measures your PC's performance for a wide range of activities from everyday essentials and productivity applications to demanding work with digital media content.

PCMark 10 Express is a shorter benchmark that focuses on basic home PC use. It includes the Essentials and Productivity test groups. It is less demanding than the main PCMark 10 benchmark.

PCMark 10 Extended expands the main PCMark 10 benchmark with demanding gaming tests that measure GPU and CPU performance. The PCMark 10 Extended benchmark gives you a complete view of your PC's performance for the widest range of activities.

PCMark 10 Advanced Edition - $23.99 until July 5, then $29.99

  • Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
  • Works with all types of PC, from desktops to tablets.
  • Includes the PCMark 10, Express and Extended benchmarks. 
  • Explore your PC's performance with custom runs.
  • In-depth hardware monitoring graphs.
  • Compare results side by side in the app.
  • Automatically save your results offline.

PCMark 10 Basic Edition - FREE

  • Unlimited runs with the main PCMark 10 test.
  • Other benchmarks, features, and settings are locked.

Special launch offers until July 5

Save 20% on PCMark 10 Advanced Edition in our summer sale.

PCMark 10                                         $23.99, usually $29.99

Save even more when you buy a benchmark bundle.

PCMark 10 + 3DMark                      $21.37, usually $44.99 

PCMark 10 + 3DMark + VRMark    $25.11, usually $59.99


Buy from Futuremark: https://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark10
Buy from Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/524390/PCMark_10/



Our new home on UL.com

June 19, 2017


UL Benchmarks logo banner

You may remember reading that Futuremark became part of UL in November 2014. 

UL is a global safety science company with more than a century of expertise and innovation in the fields of product safety testing, inspection, and verification services. UL also plays a key role in the development and harmonization of national and international standards. 

With more than 10,000 professionals in 40 countries, UL is dedicated to creating safe living and working environments for all. It's a noble goal, and we are proud to be part of a company that values integrity and independence as highly as we do.  

Since being acquired, we've been getting to know our colleagues at UL, exploring new opportunities, and investing in our people and products.

Later this year, we'll take the next step in our integration with UL. Over the coming months, we will be moving our websites and online services to a new home at benchmarks.UL.com.

Our UL and Futuremark websites will exist side-by-side during this transition, and you can continue to find us here at futuremark.com for now. 

We'll keep you updated with our plans throughout the changeover, but if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.



PCMark 10 Professional Edition now available

June 6, 2017


PCMark 10 - The industry standard PC benchmark

We're excited to announce that PCMark 10 Professional Edition is now available for press, business, and government users.

For home users, PCMark 10 Advanced Edition and PCMark 10 Basic Edition will be released on June 22.

What's new in PCMark 10

PCMark 10 is the latest version in our series of industry standard PC benchmarks. Updated for Windows 10 with new and improved workloads, PCMark 10 is also faster and easier to use.

PCMark benchmarks measure overall system performance using tests based on real-world applications and activities. In PCMark 10, the workloads reflect the variety of tasks performed in the modern workplace. This focus makes PCMark 10 Professional Edition an ideal benchmark for organizations that purchase PCs in high-volumes.

Easy to use

PCMark 10 is easy to install and run, with no complicated configuration required. Run the main benchmark and you'll get a PCMark 10 score that you can use to compare systems. PCMark 10 measures overall system performance for modern office work using tests based on real-world apps and activities. There are Extended, Express, and Custom run options for exploring other aspects of performance if needed.

New workloads

PCMark 10 benchmark workloads reflect the performance requirements of a range of modern office applications and activities. PCMark 10 updates and improves many of the workloads in PCMark 8 and adds new ones too. 

Fast and efficient

With its new and improved workloads, the main PCMark 10 benchmark takes less than half the time of the equivalent test in PCMark 8.

Just click run 

In PCMark 10, you no longer have to choose between the Accelerated and Conventional benchmarking modes used in PCMark 8.

Multi-level reporting

Each benchmark run produces a high-level benchmark score, mid-level test group scores, and low-level workload scores. What's more, you can now compare two results side by side in the app.

New yet familiar

PCMark 10 shares the same style of user interface as 3DMark and VRMark. With its familiar layout, it's easy to start benchmarking with PCMark 10.

PCMark 10 Professional Edition

PCMark 10 Professional Edition is the industry standard benchmark that's easy to use.

  • Licensed for business and commercial use.
  • Easy to install and run, no complicated configuration required.
  • Command line automation and scripting.
  • Keep sensitive results private with the offline results option.
  • Export results as XML and PDF for analysis and reporting.
  • Priority technical support over email and telephone.


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