PCMark can be used on desktop PC's,
Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office
usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics
subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and
even laptop batteries.
PCMark2002 the Athlon64 system
does not get as large a performance boost as the Pentium 4 test system
from the PC4200-512DG DDR.
PCMark04 is the latest version of the popular
PCMark series. PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for
measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications
instead of including very large applications or using specifically created code.
This allows PCMark04 to be a smaller installation as well as to report very
accurate results. As far as possible, PCMark04 uses public domain applications
whose source code can be freely examined by any user.
PCMark04, the differences are much closer but still the PMI PC4200-512DG
performs pretty well on both platforms.