Test Driving Futuremarks PCMark 1. Benchmark. Futuremark is a well respected provider of computer benchmark applications. Their PCMark and 3. DMark benchmarks have been around for almost 2. Today, Futuremark is launching PCMark 1. PCMark series of benchmarks first launched in 2. PCMark 1. 0 builds upon the PCMark 8 platform, adds a few workloads and streamlines the rest in order to present a vendor neutral, complete, and easy to use benchmark for home and office environments. Futuremark provided us with a preview copy of the benchmark, and we took it for a test drive. Futuremarks first unified benchmark for evaluation of system performance was PCMark 2. March 2. 00. 2. It was followed by PCMark 0. PCMark 0. 5 with support for Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage was introduced in 2. Windows 7, and PCMark 7 in 2. PCMark 8 was launched in 2. Windows 8 8. 1. Even though Windows 1. OS, we have had no issues in processing the PCMark 8 workloads on machines running that OS. PCMark 1. 0 brings official support for Windows 1. PCMark 1. 0, like BAPCos SYSmark 2. SE, caters mainly to system vendors who want to bid for government contracts tenders for high volume PC purchases from businesses and enterprises. The PCMark scores help the vendors in advertising a performance level for their systems. From the other perspective, it can also help businesses to mandate a minimum performance level for systems that they hope to purchase. PCMark 1. 0 measures system performance using workloads based on real world applications and activities reflective of the usage of modern day PCs in an office environment. PCMark 1. 0 comes in three different flavours the Basic edition is free to download, while the Advanced edition costs 3. The Professional edition is the one suitable for business use, and it comes with a host of features that make the benchmark easy to use in an automated manner. Search-engin1.png' alt='Autoit Adobe Acrobat' title='Autoit Adobe Acrobat' />You can now modify every possible and impossible setting available in Adobe Reader but I will only show some basics in this tutorial. Disablesuppress reboot is. V9. 0URLSDK V9. 0SDK Adobe Reader. You can display and print a PDF file with Acrobat. Recently, I received a fresh new laptop from Dell. Upon receiving it, I did the traditional installation of Windows from scratch on it to remove a lot of. A list of file extensions that begin with the letter A. Adobe Adobe Acrobat SDK. Acrobat 9. 1 SDK sdk91v2win. MB Acrobat X SDK sdk100v1win. MB. Boxer Software is the developer of a line of awardwinning text processing products. The Boxer Text Editor has a rich feature set that brings increased productivity. Pricing for the professional edition is not public. The PCMark 1. 0 benchmark can be processed in one of three built in modes default, express or extended. These built in modes correspond to benchmark definitions in XML that are supplied along with the installation. User generated XML files conforming to the correct format can be created for custom benchmarks. The Express benchmark is a subset of the default one, which, in itself, is a subset of the Extended benchmark. The express benchmark and focuses on typical office workloads such as web browsing and selected productivity tasks. The Extended tests add demanding graphics and physics test to provide an idea of the CPU as well as the GPU performance. Each of these workloads is composed of sub tests, as shown below. The application start up workload involves measuring the time taken to launch a number of programs of varying complexity such as the Chromium web browser, the Firefox web browser, Libre. Office Writer word processor, and the GIMP image manipulation program. Web browsing tests involve navigation of a social media site, online shopping, map navigation, video playback H. VP9 at 1. 08. 0p and 4. PhT6.png' alt='Autoit Adobe Acrobat' title='Autoit Adobe Acrobat' />K resolutions, and a static web page, using both Firefox and Chromium. The video conferencing workload deals with both low quality one on one conferencing 7. H. 2. 64 encode and decode, as well as face detection running on an available Open. CL device or CPU, as well as high quality group conferencing 1. H. 2. 64 encode, and 3x 7. H. 2. 64 decode, as well as face detection. Productivity tests involve word processing using Libre. Office Writer and spreadsheet editing using Libre. Office Calc. Digital content creation tests involve photo editing using Image. Magick, capable of Open. CL acceleration with various filters, video editing using ffmpeg, capable of Open. CL acceleration for downscaling, sharpening and deshaking, and rendering and visualization. The last workload uses the Open. GL 4. 3 code path from 3. The Pattern On The Stone Pdf. DMarks Sling Shot workload, and a custom POV Ray workload. You will have to create a iss file by running this command line until setup. Then running it as a normal setup s. Find data file formats and file extensions that start with the letter A, or view thousands of file extensions and file formats in the complete list. The gaming tests are directly from the 3. DMark Fire Strike workload. Setting up the Evaluation Flow. We processed PCMark 1. The details of the systems are presented in the next section. The first step was to create an installation script. Though PCMark 1. 0 offers an uninstall option, I have found it better to create a system image prior to installation of such benchmarks. This provides us with an option to perform System Image Recovery to go back to the prior version. Towards this, I created the following Powershell script, assuming that a USB drive with the volume label PCImage. Backups is connected to the system. Backup. Volume Get Volume File. System. Label PCImage. BackupsBackup. Drive Backup. Volume. Drive. Letter Write Host n. Using Backup. Drive for backing up. Admin start backup backup. Target Backup. Drive include C ,D all. Critical quiet. Write Host n. Installing PCMark 1. C Program FilesFuturemarkPCMark 1. PCMark. 10. Cmd. exe registerlt PCMark. Pro Key After executing the above script resident in the same folder as pcmark. USB drives. CWD Get Item Path. Verbose. Full. Name C Program FilesFuturemarkPCMark 1. PCMark. 10. Cmd. exe definitionpcm. CWDbmark. pcmark. CWDbmark. extended. Processing the above script generated the benchmark results in the same folder as that of the script. The results file could be opened in the PCMark 1. PDF held a portable copy of the high level results and system information. BAPCo SYSmark 2. 01. SE A Comparison. BAPCos SYSmark 2. SE was released recently, and it caters to the same market segment as the Futuremark PCMark 1. Having set up an evaluation flow using SYSmark 2. SE recently, it was interesting to try out PCMark 1. The SYSmark 2. 01. SE flow is considerably more complicated, as it uses commercial versions of programs such as Adobe Acrobat. This creates issues with clean uninstallation of the benchmark the system image creation scripting was done as a solution for that initially. Fortunately, PCMark 1. SYSmark 2. 01. 4 SE tries to ensure that all OS settings are consistent across different benchmark runs as long as a particular profile is loaded. Unfortunately, PCMark 1. OS settings. In the course of our evaluation of PCMark 1. OS settings, making it the prerogative of the benchmark processor to ensure consistency while evaluating different systems. We document that, as well as additional selected sensitivity analysis, in the next section.