Are you sure that your computer is running at its top speed? With benchmarking you can test your PC´s performance, find out its real speed. Technically “a PC’s performance is determined by the interactions between different hardware components, the operating system and the type and amount of software running”.
A benchmark provides a set of performance tests that can be repeated with a high degree of accuracy on a wide range of computer hardware. You may know your hardware details but you may not know how your PC may react at different loads on your PC. Benchmarking enables you to assess performance characteristics of computer hardware.Here are 3 best free benchmarking softwares that let you know about every ‘byte’ of your PC.
The main components of your PC can be easily tested with NovaBench. The overall system score and all detailed information gets displayed after it takes few minutes for the testing of the hardware. The following tests can be conducted
- Floating Point Test – Tests CPU’s floating point arithmetic speed
- Integer Test – Tests CPU’s integer arithmetic speed
- MD5 Hashing Speed – General CPU test
- 3D Graphics Test – Tests GPU with a heavily shader dependent 3D scene
- RAM Speed – Tests RAM read and write speed
- Disk Write Speed – Test write speed of primary or selected storage device
Download NovaBench here
PCMark is another popular benchmarking software which lets you test your OC in many different ways. PCMark comes in three versions, Basic Edition, Advanced Edition and Professional Edition. PCMark Basic Edition can be downloaded freely, but it has very limited functionality. Relatively PCMark is more in size (nearly 303mb) and gives the best of the results. PCMark provides a set of 7 PC tests for measuring different aspects of PC performance with a high degree of accuracy. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test.
Download PCMark here
Auslogics Benchtown is a beta program that runs on Windows operating system. This fresh benchmarking software is easy to use and is also pretty low on size (7mb setup file). You can tweak the settings for the testing of sub-systems. After tests have been conducted you can just share your results with your friends with just one click.
The following tests can be done using Auslogics Benchtown
- 2D Desktop Graphics
- 3D Game Graphics
- HDD Performance
- Memory Speed
- CPU Calculations
Download BenchTown here