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PassMark Releases PerformanceTest Version 7.0 Beta

A beta for the next major version of PassMark's PerformanceTest is now available for download.

New features for PerformanceTest 7 include:

  • New DirectX 10 3D Test (Requires Windows Vista and a DirectX 10 compatible video card)
  • Large improvements to the user interface, including near completely reworked main window.
  • Can now view the system information from multiple baselines simultaneously.
  • Streamlined baseline selection dialogue
  • Increased the default size of the main window to go along with the graphical improvements.
  • Improved baseline search functionality.
  • Removed almost all restrictions in the trial version, other than the 30 day limit.
  • Increased the amount of system information gathered and displayed.
  • Improved copy options for quickly getting system information from PT to the clipboard.
  • /p option added to use the application directory instead of the user directory
  • Added EXPORTBASELINE script option to export .pt file
  • Overhauled most of the 2D test suite. Complex Vector tests and Image filtering tests now included.
  • Changed fonts and text test to have text which is more representative of a real document.
  • Increased intensity of "Windows Interface" test.
  • Increased the resolution at which 2d and 3d graphics tests are run to place more load on the video card.
  • Prime numbers test optimised.
  • String sorting test intensified to use more memory.
  • Image rotation test was moved from the CPU suite and added as part of the image filters in the 2D suite to show what is happening.
  • Added CPU Physics simulation test
  • Added Visualised Physics Test to advanced test suite. This is a customizable 3D representation of what the new physics CPU test is doing.
  • Increased unchached memory test from 4MB to 64MB as many CPU's have 4MB caches now.
  • Updated image export functionality.

Source: PassMark

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