PCMark Battery Life and Applications benchmarks arriving on May 27
UL is home to some of the most popular benchmarks reviewers and enthusiasts like to run. For better or worse, these benchmarks boil everything about the performance of a PC down to just a handful of objective and even arbitrary numbers for users to compare. Now, the company will be adding two new benchmark tools called Battery Life and Applications to its PCMark 10 suite.
The new Battery Life benchmark will differ from the old PCMark battery life benchmark by testing a range of scenarios to produce a range of scores instead of just a single scenario with a single score. These additional scenarios include "Modern office, "Applications", "Video", "Idle", and "Gaming" which should hopefully produce more valuable and relevant results for the end user. It's worth mentioning that Notebookcheck has its own set of independent benchmarks representing web browsing, video, idle, and gaming loads as well.
Next is the Applications benchmark that is wholly based on common Microsoft applications. It features performance tests involving Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Edge, and more.
Both of the above tests will also run on ARM-based Windows PCs with scores that will be comparable to the common x86-based PC.
The Battery Life and Applications benchmarks will launch on May 27 with demos scheduled for Computex 2019.