PCMark 8 benchmark coming for Windows RT, iOS and Android

Earlier this month, Futuremark released PCMark 8 Professional Edition, the latest version of its PC benchmarking software. PCMark 8 was released for Windows 7 and 8 but today Futuremark announced it will also launch versions of the software for Windows RT, iOS and Android devices as well.

Futuremark's press release states:

Like its Windows counterpart, PCMark for mobile platforms will feature benchmark tests based on common use scenarios. By focusing on the activities and tasks that smartphone and tablet owners perform every day, PCMark mobile will provide a view of real-world system performance and battery life for modern mobile devices.

PCMark's tests are designed to offer performance stats on PCs running test against regular activities such as web browsing, photo editing and video chat, among others. Futuremark did not give a specific release date for the new, mobile, versions of PCMark 8.

Futuremark also sells 3DMark, another software program designed to gain information on graphics hardware in PCs and mobile devices. The company has released versions of 3DMark for Windows Vista, 7 and 8, as well as Android devices. Futuremark has promised to release 3DMark for iOS and Windows RT but so far those versions have yet to materialize.

Source: Futuremark | Image via Futuremark

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Woohoo, an IOS version! I can't wait to pay $10 to see how my iPad 2 compares to other peoples' iPad 2s. You guys would be amazed at how my screen protector and charging cable speeds things up.

Patrick Danielson said,
Woohoo, an IOS version! I can't wait to pay $10 to see how my iPad 2 compares to other peoples' iPad 2s. You guys would be amazed at how my screen protector and charging cable speeds things up.
This isn't designed to compare exact same hardware. It is designed to do side by side comparisons of different products in the same category as well as determining how effective an setting change or overclock was on performance.

Oh no, I get you have Apple devices, but its just that your statement will fall on deaf ears as most people who are part of the iOS community like spending money on apps regardless of what they do. I guess too your statement is ironic, whether or not you see that.

Iridium said,
Oh no, I get you have Apple devices, but its just that your statement will fall on deaf ears as most people who are part of the iOS community like spending money on apps regardless of what they do. I guess too your statement is ironic, whether or not you see that.

Your generalization is simply wrong....

Making statements is a challenge well achieved by parrots, explaining those statements is another matter entirely. There is of course another obvious common trait shared by iDevice owners and parrots, but Ill leave that up to you to guess what it may be. Oh sorry, I'm realizing that I'm generalizing again assuming you might own an iDevice provided the combative/defensive nature of your statement. I guess simple human nature is more often than not its own enemy when it comes to transparency.

Iridium said,
Making statements is a challenge well achieved by parrots, explaining those statements is another matter entirely. There is of course another obvious common trait shared by iDevice owners and parrots, but Ill leave that up to you to guess what it may be. Oh sorry, I'm realizing that I'm generalizing again assuming you might own an iDevice provided the combative/defensive nature of your statement. I guess simple human nature is more often than not its own enemy when it comes to transparency.

Oh look, we've found another immature zealot that loves making irrational "ass"umptions... The sad thing is I bet you're very proud of yourself...