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Closer Look at PCMark Suite

Since the basic PCMark Suite test is available in all versions of PCMark Vantage, it takes about 30 minutes to complete and only the results obtained in this testing suite form the PCMark Score, it will evidently be the most popular of all. Let’s take a closer look at the benchmarks it contains.

PCMark Memories 1 test contains two simultaneously running threads:

  • CPU image manipulation
  • HDD picture import

PCMark Memories 2 test transcodes the video from archive format into portable device format.

PCMark TV and Movies 1 test includes two simultaneous threads:

  • Video transcoding: HD DVD to media server archive
  • Video playback: HD DVD.

PCMark TV and Movies 2 test also contain two simultaneous threads:

  • HDD – Media Center
  • Video playback: HD DVD with additional lower bitrate HD content from HDD, as downloaded from net

Note: breaks in sound in PCMark TV and Movies 2 test indicate the system is under an extreme load.

PCMark Gaming 1 test contains two simultaneous threads:

  • GPU game test
  • Data decompression: level loading

PCMark Gaming 2 test works with two simultaneous threads:

  • CPU game test
  • HDD: game HDD
 
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