PCMark 8 arrives on Steam

October 21, 2013

PCMark 8 is now available to download and buy from Steam.

PCMark 8 combines performance benchmarking, battery life testing, a dedicated benchmark for SSDs and HDDs, and real-world tests using popular applications from Adobe and Microsoft. It's a complete benchmark for anyone who wants to get the more out of their hardware.  

PCMark 8 includes five new benchmark tests, each designed around a typical use scenario. Choose the benchmark that best matches your needs, or run all five for a complete picture of your PC's performance. Each benchmark produces a score you can use to compare systems as well as detailed results you can use to gain a deep understanding of system performance.

The Home, Creative, and Work tests reflect the most common computer uses: light home use, demanding media and entertainment activities, and typical office productivity tasks. The Applications benchmark is a real-world test of system performance using popular applications from Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. The Storage benchmark is ideal for testing SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives, highlighting the real-world performance differences between devices. You can use the Home, Creative, Work and Applications benchmarks to test battery life too.

PCMark 8 costs $49.95, but can be bought from Steam for $37.49 (25% off) for a limited time. When you buy PCMark 8 from Steam you get easy installation and automatic updates. You can move your Advanced Edition key freely between the Steam and the stand-alone version. Please see our Steam FAQ for further details.

Buy PCMark 8 from Steam - 25% off for a limited time

  • Includes all five benchmarks plus battery life tests.
  • Benchmark with Adobe & Microsoft applications.
  • Test your SSD or HDD with the Storage test.
  • Measure the battery life of your tablet or notebook.
  • Run individual workloads to fine-tune your system.
  • Get in-depth hardware monitoring graphs.
  • Automatically save your results offline.

Buy PCMark 8 from Steam

Buy PCMark 8 from Steam

Or download PCMark 8 Basic Edition for free

  • Includes the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks.
  • Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
  • Free online account to manage your results.

Click Download Demo on the Steam store page to get PCMark 8 Basic Edition. Alternatively, you can also get PCMark 8 Basic Edition from one of our mirror download partners.

PCMark 8 v1.2.157 release notes

Benchmark scores are not affected by this update.


  • Basic and Advanced Editions now available.
  • You can now submit and save scores online.


  • Various UI improvements.