The company behind the infamous 3DMark benchmark suite have released "Powermark", a new battery life and power consumption test for Windows 7 notebooks, laptops, tablets and other battery powered devices.
Powermark is a professional grade benchmark designed for industrial testing of battery powered Windows 7 devices by OEMs, corporations and governments. Included with Powermark is a quite of standard tests based on productivity and entertainment use-case scenarios, as well as the ability for custom settings for bespoke testing requirements.
Powermark Professional Edition commercial licenses start at $200 for 10 activations. Jukka Mäkinen, CEO of Futuremark said:
Battery life is critical to delivering a positive user experience. Powermark helps PC industry OEMs and their suppliers strike a balance between performance and power consumption by providing a consistent, accurate and reliable testing and measurement tool created with Futuremark's deep experience in quality benchmarking software.