PCMark 8 v2.0

PCMark 8 v2.0

PCMark 8 is the latest version in the series of popular PC benchmarking tools. It is designed to test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. PCMark 8 is the complete PC benchmark for home and business.

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU Review - HSA Arrives - Processors 12

The PCMark 8 Home benchmark includes workloads that reflect common tasks for a typical home user. These workloads have low computational requirements making PCMark 8 Home suitable for testing the performance of low-cost tablets, notebooks and desktops. Home includes workloads for web browsing, writing, gaming, photo editing, and video chat. The results are combined to give a PCMark 8 Home score for your system.

The A8-7600 holds a slight edge over the Core i3-4330 in this test thanks in part to the inclusion of newer, OpenCL accelerated home usage applications for video and photo editing.  


The PCMark 8 Work benchmark test measures your system's ability to perform basic office work tasks, such as writing documents and browsing websites. The Work benchmark is suitable for measuring the performance of typical office PC systems that lack media capabilities. For more demanding office use, run the Creative benchmark test. The results from each workload are combined to give an overall PCMark 8 Work score for your system.

The PCMark 8 Work scenario also gives the edge to AMD's Kaveri APU over the Core i3 Haswell processor even for more basic computing tasks.


The PCMark 8 Creative benchmark includes workloads typical of enthusiasts and professionals who work with media and entertainment content. With more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark, this benchmark is suitable for mid-range computer systems. PCMark 8 Creative includes web browsing, photo editing, video editing, group video chat, media transcoding, and gaming workloads.

The Creative suite has the most OpenCL enabled applications for video editing, group video change and media transcoding, result in the largest advantage for the A8-7600 over the Core i3-4300 at 9%.

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