This update adds compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, introduces new options for testing OpenCL, and adds detailed hardware monitoring graphs.
° Scores from the Work, Storage and Applications benchmarks are not affected by this update.
° Scores from the Home and Creative benchmarks should not be compared with scores from previous versions of PCMark 8 due to the addition of new run modes for those tests.
PCMark v1.1.111 uses a new installer. If your system has an older version of PCMark 8 installed, you should manually uninstall it using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel before installing this update. You should also manually uninstall SystemInfo.
° The Home and Creative benchmarks now offer a choice of run modes.
°° Conventional mode does not use OpenCL, reflecting how the majority of software works today.
°° Accelerated mode uses OpenCL acceleration, anticipating how software will work in the future.
° New interactive graphs show hardware monitoring data from each benchmark run.
° Progress windows now show estimated time for each test.
° SystemInfo scan is now at least 50% faster.
° Compatible with Windows 8.1.
° Compatible with Internet Explorer 11.
° SystemInfo updated to v4.21 for improved compatibility with the latest hardware.
° New troubleshooting options for OpenCL device selection in Help tab.
° Fixed an issue in the Web Browsing test that could cause the test to hang.
° Fixed an issue with Video Chat and Video Group Chat showing empty windows.
° Fixed a bug that could cause Video Chat tests to return inaccurate results.
° Fixed a crash on 32 bit versions of Windows.