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by Rob Williams on June 28, 2005 in Windows

Just released is Futuremarks latest system benchmarking tool, PC Mark 2005. We take a look at what’s new, and tell you what you need to get an uber score.

Introduction

Without question, PC Mark is one of the worlds leading, if the leading, system benchmarking tool. Rather than stressing and testing specific components, like MemTest, 3D Mark and CPU Bench do, PC Mark’s final score depends on all your system components. Before we get into all the details, here is a quick Futuremark and PC Mark bio:

About Futuremark
Futuremark Corporation is a leading provider of PC performance information and services. We are known around the world for our benchmark products, including the 3DMark Series and PCMark 2002, with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide. Futuremark Corporation provides proven analytical technologies and custom benchmarking solutions to leading PC industry companies.

We are the only company in the world to offer services that are powered by a database of over 4 million real-life benchmarking results. Our software is used by more than 250 computer magazines and is recognized as the world de-facto standard for PC benchmarking.

About PC Mark
PCMark05 is everything you need to reliably and easily measure the performance of your PC and determine its strengths and weaknesses. With PCMark05, you will be able to select the optimal upgrades for your existing PC, or choose the right new PC that fits your specific needs. This easy-to-use product gives you the same tools and knowledge that virtually every professional tester in the industry uses.

Let’s jump right into all the details on the new version.