PCMark 10 FAQ

Is PCMark 10 compatible with Windows 10?
Yes, PCMark 10 is compatible will current versions of Windows 10.
Is PCMark 10 compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1?
The majority of PCMark 10 tests are compatible with Windows 8.1. They should also run on Windows 8, but we strongly recommend updating to Windows 8.1. Plea...
Is PCMark 10 compatible with Windows 7?
The majority of PCMark 10 tests are compatible with Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, but please note that the PCMark 10 Applications benchmark requires Windows 10. It w...
Can I test battery life with PCMark 10?
Yes. PCMark 10 introduces a new approach to battery life benchmarking. Instead of producing a single number, a PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile provides a bro...
Why doesn't PCMark 10 have a storage benchmark like PCMark 8?
We're working on a dedicated PCMark 10 Storage benchmark that improves on the PCMark 8 test. This storage test is in development and will be added to PC...
How do I create a Battery Life Profile in PCMark 10?
A PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile groups the test results for each battery life scenario into a common view for easy reporting and comparison. To create a Ba...
I can't run the PCMark 10 Applications benchmark
To run the PCMark 10 Applications benchmark, you must have Windows 10 and Microsoft Office installed on the PC under test.  The test is compatible with Micro...
The PCMark 10 Applications benchmark says that I have more than one version of Microsoft Office installed?
This warning is shown when PCMark 10 detects more than one version of Microsoft Office installed on the PC under test. You can resolve this issue by uninstal...
PCMark 10 shows an incorrect or inconsistent amount of dedicated video memory for the integrated GPU
PCMark 10 displays the value supplied by the system, but the value for the vast majority of integrated GPUs is actually not true. There is no dedicated VRAM...
The PCMark 10 Photo test fails on older AMD A4 and A6 APUs
This issue is the result of poor hardware performance causing the video driver to trigger a Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR). When this happens, the test...
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