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
Bandwidth scores with the Corsair TwinX 3200XL DDR
are very nice indeed. Both AMD and Intel test systems get a healthy boost due to
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
performance numbers recorded here in PCMark04 are similar to the ones we saw in PCMark2002.
Overclocking still gives a substantial performance boost.