Welcome to PCMark 10—the industry-standard benchmark for the modern office.

PCMark benchmarks measure complete system performance using tests based on real-world apps and activities. In PCMark 10, these tests reflect common tasks performed in the modern workplace. This makes PCMark 10 the ideal, vendor-neutral benchmark for governments and enterprise organizations that purchase PCs in high-volumes.

PCMark 10 is easy to install and run, with no complicated configuration required. Run the performance benchmarks to get scores that you can use to compare systems. Or see how the battery life changes with common real-world scenarios.

PCMark benchmarks are used by hundreds of hardware review sites and many of the world's leading manufacturers. We hope PCMark 10 will prove to be a valuable tool for you as well.

This user guide explains how to use PCMark 10 to benchmark and compare PC performance. It explains what each benchmark measures and how the scores are calculated. You'll also find answers to frequently asked questions, help with error messages, and detailed release notes.

The screenshots and features described in this guide are from PCMark 10 Professional Edition unless indicated. Some tests, features and settings may not be visible or available in other editions.

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