AMD PRO, Performance Benchmarks for Modern Business
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Don't significantly overpay for a system that doesn't actually drive productivity. Before you rely on benchmark scores to drive purchase decisions, make sure you know how systems perform with real-world workloads.
Know your benchmarks – and what they measurePC processor workloads are shifting to demand increasing levels of performance. Graphics processing and compute tasks -- from streaming business media, online meetings, crunching and visualizing data, and interacting with embedded media -- rely not just on the CPU but demand robust resources from the GPU for productivity. Unfortunately, no single benchmark measures all aspects of modern processors. However, some provide a more complete picture.Industry-standard performance benchmarks generally fall into three categories: Application Tests, Benchmark Software and Specific Single application or function benchmark.Reliable benchmarks ideally meet the following criteria: unbiased, relevant, involve the entire platform, transparent, and anticipate upcoming technology. Ideally, reliable benchmarking processes are always open to scrutiny.Characteristics of a Good Benchmark UnbiasedRepresentative of all major platforms and vendorsImpartial choices of workloads, use-cases and scoringRelevant User ExperiencesMaps well to actual user scenariosLeverages popular APIs, workloads and applicationsFull Platform UtilizationDoes not rest heavily on any one processor or system componentMatches how developers actually utilize the platformTransparentOpen and well-defined processPublic disclosure of all relevant detailsSufficiently Forward-Looking Enables good and lasting purchasing decisionsTracks industry hardware and software trendsCovers leading technologies and new user experiences PCMark 8 Benchmark: the global standardPCMark 8 was developed in partnership with over 25 industry leaders including Acer, AMD, Condusiv Technologies, Dell, HGST, HP, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital. It is the standard for not just the industry, but international entities such as the European Commission, France, Northern Ireland, and Brazil. Why? Because PCMark doesn’t simply measure CPU performance, but the total performance of modern processors including CPUs, GPUs and APUs.
PCMark 8, AMD’s preferred performance benchmark:Broadly adopted by government agencies, enterprise and technology reviewersMeasures total performance based on typical workload scenarios, touches all aspects of system behavior that affect user experienceLeverages industry standards such as OpenCL™Easy to use with one-click activation
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