PCMark 7 has been updated to version 1.4.0 and is now fully compatible with Windows 8. Please note that benchmark scores ARE affected by the changes in this update.
**You should not compare scores from PCMark 7 v1.4.0 with any previous version of PCMark 7
* Enhanced accuracy in video playback drawn frames measurement.
* In addition to the standard result, PCMark 7 Storage tests now report additional "raw" results where the metric idle values have been excluded from the score calculation.
* New troubleshooting option for hardware acceleration of video transcoding - "Enable hardware accelerated video transcoding" checkbox on the Help tab.
* Improved logging.
* Now fully compatible with Windows 8.
* The Web Browsing test has been completely rewritten to avoid compatibility issues with Windows 8. The previous implementation was based on Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), the new one is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application. The heavy lifting in the test is still done by the WebBrowser2 control. Benchmark scores are affected, in most cases going up by a few percent.
* SystemInfo updated to version 4.15 for Windows 8 compatibility.
* Fixed issues in video transcoding tests and added transcoding output file validation. These changes affect benchmark scores.
* Fixed a data compressibility bug in the storage workloads. Benchmark scores are affected in configurations that use data compression at the hardware level.