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ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Review

PCMark 8 Home

PCMark 8 Home benchmark measures your system’s ability to perform a series of common tasks typical of daily home use. The Home workloads generally have light computational requirements and are ideal for testing low-cost tablets, notebooks and desktop home PCs.

The PCMark 8 Home benchmark test contains the following workloads.

  • Web Browsing
  • Writing
  • Casual Gaming
  • Photo Editing
  • Video Chat
FullHome
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PCMark 8 Creative

PCMark 8 Creative benchmark measures your system’s ability to perform a series of entertainment and media tasks. The Creative workloads generally have demanding computational requirements and are designed for testing mid to high-end notebooks and desktops. Your system must have a GPU with full DirectX 11 support in order to run all the workloads in the PCMark 8 Creative benchmark.

The PCMark 8 Creative benchmark test contains the following workloads:

  • Web Browsing
  • Photo Editing
  • Batch Photo Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Media To Go
  • Mainstream Gaming
  • Video Group Chat
FullCreative
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PCMark 8 Work

PCMark 8 Work benchmark measures your system’s ability to perform a series of basic office and work tasks. For more demanding office use, run the Creative benchmark test. The Work tests are designed for testing typical office notebooks and desktop PCs that lack media capabilities.

The PCMark 8 Work benchmark test contains the following workloads:

  • Web Browsing
  • Writing
  • Video Chat
  • Spreadsheet
FullWork
Asrock Z97-ITX i7 4790K @4.0 GHz5778

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Board Layout & Features
  3. UEFI BIOS
  4. UEFI BIOS Cont.
  5. Included Software
  6. Test System Setup
  7. Benchmarking: Ethernet Performance
  8. Benchmarking: SATA Performance
  9. Benchmarking: AIDA64 Benchmark
  10. Benchmarking: PCMark 8
  11. Benchmarking: Handbrake
  12. Benchmarking: Cinibench R15
  13. Benchmarking: HyperPi
  14. Overclocking & Final Thoughts

About Joe DiFiglia

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