PCMark 8 might have come out in 2013, but it is still Futuremark’s most recent version of their industry standard PC benchmarking tool. PCMark 8 allows you to test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. PCMark 8 is recognized by many as being the complete PC benchmark for home and business. We ran the Storage 2.0 benchmark test suite on PCMark 8 v2.7.613 that came out in April 2016. This is a major update accommodates a change in the latest version of Adobe After Effects and provides better support for NVMe SSDs. The changes affect the workloads in the Adobe Applications benchmark and the Storage 2.0 benchmark. Scores from the new versions of these tests should not be compared with older versions, so just a heads up if you compare scores.
Benchmark Results: When it comes to PCMark 8 performance you are looking at an overall score of 5,096 with a bandwidth rating of 727.74 MB/s on the Samsung 960 Pro 2TB Solid-State Drive. This is the highest score that we have ever seen from a single consumer class SSD on Windows 10. If you thought hard drives had any hope left, this drive is the bullet that just popped that dream.