The PCMark 10 application version number applies to the software as a whole. It changes often as we add new features and make updates to ensure compatibility with the latest hardware. We recommend using the latest version of PCMark 10.

A benchmark version number—for example, PCMark 10 Applications benchmark v1.1—is specific to a test. Benchmark version numbers change rarely and only when absolutely necessary. 

You can check the current application and benchmark version numbers from the Options screen. PCMark 10 will notify you in the app when an update is available.


PCMark 10 v2.1.2532 — November 25, 2021

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Rendering and Visualization test to fail on Windows systems with a Chinese locale setting.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2531 — November 10, 2021

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

New

  • Added Virtualization-based Security (VBS) status to the System Information section of the benchmark result screen.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the PCMark 10 Applications benchmark to fail at the video playback part of the Edge test.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2525 — October 14, 2021 

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected. 

Fixed 

  • Fixed a compatibility issue in the Rendering and Visualization test on systems with NVIDIA driver version 496.13 or later. 

Professional Edition only 

  • Improved handling and logging of timeouts in the Microsoft Edge test in the PCMark 10 Applications benchmark. 
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the PCMark 10 Battery Profile tests to stop at 20% battery life remaining on Windows 11 systems instead of running until the system shuts down.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue when running the PCMark 10 Battery Profile Video test on systems with Windows 10 language set to Chinese.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2523 — August 20, 2021

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed 

  • Fixed an issue that could cause a test to fail to show a result if the system has an unpartitioned disk attached.

Professional Edition only

  • Fixed an issue with the Applications benchmark resulting from recent changes made to Microsoft Edge. 
  • Fixed an issue with the Storage benchmarks where disabling the recommended power plan setting had no effect.  

PCMark 10 v2.1.2519 — June 15, 2021

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with the result screen not showing the sub-scores for all selected workloads in a customized benchmark run.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2508 — February 11, 2021

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed

  • Minor localization update on the Results screen.

Professional Edition only

  • Fixed an issue with the Applications benchmark that could produce an infinite score in the Microsoft Edge test.
  • Fixed the issue with the Applications benchmark getting stuck in the save dialogue during the Microsoft Word test.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2506 — September 10, 2020

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Professional Edition only

  • The PCMark 10 Video Battery Life test is now compatible with the latest version of the Microsoft Movies & TV (U.S.) and Microsoft Film & TV (ROW) applications.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Microsoft Word test in the PCMark 10 Applications benchmark to fail with a "command not available" error.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2177 — February 20, 2020

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

New

  • The PCMark 10 Storage benchmarks are now available in German, Russian, and Simplified Chinese alongside English.

Compatibility

  • The PCMark 10 Applications benchmark is now compatible with the current version (80.0.361.54) of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.

Fixed

  • Temporary files and power profiles created by the Storage benchmarks are now cleaned up in case there is a test crash.
  • The PCMark 10 app will prompt a SystemInfo update on systems that do not have it installed. 
  • Minor UI fixes.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2165 — February 6, 2020

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Compatibility

  • The PCMark 10 Applications benchmark is now compatible with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. 
  • Improved compatibility with the Windows 10 Background Activity Moderator service to avoid PCMark 10 tests being classed as background processes.

PCMark 10 v2.1.2153 — December 11, 2019

This is a major update that adds new benchmarks for testing the performance of the latest PC storage devices. Scores from other PCMark 10 benchmark tests are not affected.

New in PCMark 10 Professional Edition

  • PCMark 10 Full System Drive Benchmark
  • PCMark 10 Quick System Drive Benchmark
  • PCMark 10 Data Drive Benchmark
  • PCMark 10 Drive Performance Consistency Test.

PCMark 10 v2.0.2144 — October 7, 2019

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Compatibility

  • You can now force every test to run on Arm-powered devices from the command line. Some workloads are not compatible with Arm devices, which means you will not get an overall score from some benchmarks.

Fixed

  • Bug fixes in the Battery Life, Spreadsheets, and App Startup tests to improve stability.

PCMark 10 v2.0.2115 — June 6, 2019

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed

  • Updated the OpenCV library used in the Video Conferencing test to conform to the OpenCV specification.

Compatibility

  • The Rendering and Visualization test no longer fails when the Windows input language is Chinese or Korean.
  • The Video Battery Life test no longer fails when the Windows operating system language is Slovak.

PCMark 10 v2.0.2106 — May 27, 2019

This is a major update that adds new benchmark tests and features. Benchmark scores are not affected.

New in PCMark 10 Professional Edition

Discover a new approach to battery life testing with the PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile. Test and compare battery life across five common scenarios.

  • PCMark 10 Modern Office Battery Life test
  • PCMark 10 Applications Battery Life test
  • PCMark 10 Video Battery Life test
  • PCMark 10 Gaming Battery Life test
  • PCMark 10 Idle Battery Life test

Measure practical, real-world PC performance with the PCMark 10 Applications benchmark. New tests based on popular Microsoft applications. 

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Edge

Improved

  • Redesigned the Benchmarks and Results screens to support new tests.
  • You can now view and manage your benchmark results on the Results screen.
  • You can now compare up to four results side by side in the app.

PCMark 10 v2.0.2091 — May 13, 2019

Released as preview to select press publications.

New

  • Added PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile tests:
    • PCMark 10 Modern Office Battery Life test
    • PCMark 10 Applications Battery Life test
    • PCMark 10 Video Battery Life test
    • PCMark 10 Gaming Battery Life test
    • PCMark 10 Idle Battery Life test
  • Added new PCMark 10 Applications benchmark test.

Improved

  • New design for the Benchmarks and Results screens.
  • The Results screen now shows a history of your results.
  • You can now compare up to four results side by side in the app.

PCMark 10 v1.1.1761 — April 1, 2019

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved

  • License key check is no longer case-sensitive.
  • PCMark 10 will now warn and prevent you from installing to a path that contains non-Latin-alphabet characters.

Fixed

  • Fixed an OpenCL device selection issue when using custom benchmark settings.
  • Added a workaround for a bug in Windows 10 (1809) that causes the Rendering and Visualization test to crash if the Windows input method is set to a non-Latin language.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented PCMark 10 from saving result files to a network drive.

PCMark 10 v1.1.1739 — July 5, 2018

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed

  • Benchmarks no longer crash if SystemInfo should fail to run.
  • Fixed a bug in the application update service.

Users with v1.1.1722 should download and install this update manually.


PCMark 10 v1.1.1722 — June 20, 2018

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved

  • SystemInfo module updated to 5.10 for improved compatibility with the latest hardware.
  • Result details now include the Total Available Video Memory for the system.
  • Improved update notification system.
  • Text, logos, links, and file paths updated to reflect new company branding. See https://benchmarks.ul.com/welcome

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with logging that could cause a benchmark run to fail.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1493 — April 11, 2018

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved

  • SystemInfo module updated to 5.6 for improved compatibility with the latest hardware.
  • The system information shown on the result screen now includes DPI scaling settings for each connected display.
  • Improved consistency in how system information is shown in the UI and PDF reports.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1457 — January 31, 2018

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Fixed

  • Fixed a further issue that could cause Chromium to fail to start in the App Start-up and Web Browsing tests.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1453 — January 30, 2018

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved

  • SystemInfo module updated to 5.4 for improved compatibility with the latest hardware.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with the Rendering and Visualization test being unable to install POV-Ray.
  • Fixed an issue where Chromium could fail to start in the App Start-up and the Web Browsing tests.

Compatibility

  • Updated the .NET installer to .NET 4.5.2.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1413 — December 18, 2017

This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected.

Improved

  • Improved logging from ImageMagick in the Photo Editing test.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that could cause PCMark 10 to hang on the splash screen.
  • Fixed an issue with the Rendering and Visualization test being unable to install POV-Ray.
  • Fixed an issue with the Web Browsing test failing on some devices due to the sound codecs not loading.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1403 — November 13, 2017

Improved

  • SystemInfo module updated to 5.3.629 for improved compatibility with the latest hardware.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with the Web Browsing video workload not starting in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue with the Web Browsing workload not starting when running on a proxy server.
  • Improved logging for the App Start-up, Spreadsheets, Writing, and Web Browsing workloads.

Professional Edition only

  • You can now customize the PDF result report with your own logo.
  • Added hardware monitoring graphs to the PDF result report.
  • Subscores from PCMark 10 Extended benchmark runs are now included in PDF and XML result reports.
  • Fixed the "--clean-temporary-files" command line option.
  • Added a new command line setting "tempdir" for overriding the default location for the workloads' temporary files.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1275 — November 13, 2017

Fixed

  • Fixed localization: flipped the localization for “Valid Score” and “Invalid Score” in Simplified Chinese.
  • Fixed the Verify button on the Options page in the standalone version to validate installed files.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1271 — June 22, 2017

This is a major update that unlocks the features in the Basic Edition and Advanced Edition. It is the first publicly available version of PCMark 10 that includes all editions. Benchmark scores are not affected by this update.


PCMark 10 v1.0.1238 — June 5, 2017

  • Public release of PCMark 10 Professional Edition.

PCMark 10 v1.0.1198 — May 24, 2017

  • Pre-release preview version for press publications.