The Gaming test group models a modern PC game experience. It features detailed real-time 3D graphics and many rendering effects. It includes two Graphics tests that measure GPU performance, a Physics test that measures CPU performance, and a Combined test that stresses both the CPU and GPU.

The PCMark Gaming test group uses a modified version of the Fire Strike benchmark test from 3DMark. Unlike 3DMark, the PCMark 10 gaming test runs in a window rather than full screen, and it always runs on a single GPU even if multiple GPUs are available in this system. For these reasons, you should not compare PCMark 10 Gaming test group scores with 3DMark Fire Strike scores.

Gaming test group workloads