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Futuremark release Powermark, battery life test for Windows 7

Powermark, a battery life testing application for Windows 7 from Futuremark
By Anthony Garreffa from Dec 13, 2011 @ 23:34 CST

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.


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