PerformanceTest

PerformanceTest

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0 Build 1026
  • Total Downloads:
    595,874
  • Date Added:
    November 06, 2013
  • File Size:
    23.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    803
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

+

PassMark's PerformanceTest makes it easy to test your computer and compare its performance against baseline statistics and other users' PCs. Benchmarking your PC is important for tweaking its performance, and it's critical for overclocking. PerformanceTest runs a battery of sophisticated benchmarking tests and returns some expert-level data. With six suites comprising 28 unique tests, it benchmarks the performance of your CPU, RAM, 2D and 3D graphics, disk speed, and more. Recent updates include improved 32-bit performance in Windows 7 and compatibility with Windows 8. PerformanceTest is free to try for 30 days and costs $26. We tried it in Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

The first thing we noticed about PerformanceTest's user interface is the totally cool rotating 3D motherboard that filled itself with 3D representations of all our system components: CPU, RAM modules, disk drives, and so on. We just had to click on a component to view its data. There's a good Help file, but PerformanceTest isn't difficult to use by any means: Click Run Benchmark to start the tests; Manage Baselines to view, manage, compare, and upload baseline data; and Preferences to select various program options. The Help file offers a lot of information about PerformanceTest's benchmarks, though.

For accurate benchmarking, close any open apps before running PerformanceTest. The full battery of tests takes several minutes and includes everything from 3D game scenes to a Mandelbrot set. The tool tracked each step with progress bars and finished with a numerical score we could compare to baseline results or upload to share. The tests showed the capabilities and limitations of our fair-to-middling graphics card, for instance, and displayed all our logical volumes as separate drives. Tab offered detailed test results, performance data, and graphs for Main, System, Summary, CPU Mark, 2D Graphics Mark, 3D Graphics Mark, Memory Mark, and Disk Mark, with additional tests available under the advanced menu, including Network, CD/DVD Drive, and Disk, as well as a Visualized Physics Test and DirectCompute Test. Many freeware benchmarking tools are out there, but few match this tool's capabilities. Anyone can use PerformanceTest, but skilled users will benefit the most from its benchmarks.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PerformanceTest 8.0.Build 1018.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 24

3 stars

"Works, but references are for older equipments."

June 18, 2014  |  By Veryfier-48

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 8.0 Build 1026

Pros

Works well within is scope and is easy to use .

Cons

Doesn't really give any references for the present equipment. At least my tests were referred to equipment several years old like i7 3770. That doesn't really accomplish much if you want to check your equipment within compatible systems.

Summary

I you want just to benchmark your own, I suppose it is reasonable being free.
On the other hand, if you want to compare to others that are equal time frame, then you have to look somewhere else.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 stars

"It did what it was designed to do"

September 15, 2013  |  By tlcstable

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 8.0 Build 1022

Pros

???????????????

Cons

??????????????????

Summary

?!?!?!?!?!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

3 stars

"Not very functional with 64 bit Win7."

February 21, 2012  |  By Joby613

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0.Build 1027

Pros

Looks to be a very user friendly program, with graphically displayed data. Also, no piggyback crap on install.

Cons

Data on ram speed, ram size, hdd size incorrect. Probably due to using this prog on a 64 bit os.

Summary

Would recomend this prog for any 32 bit os user intersted in baselining, overclocking, and test. I'd like to try the 64 bit version.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Excellent 'window' into your PC"

August 08, 2010  |  By cliffordf2

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0 build 1016

Pros

As an IT professional for many years I heartily recommend Performance Test 7.0! This tool provides you with most of the tools that IT Professionals enjoy in their work. IT is fast, customizable and easy to use and understand.

Cons

None that I have found.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"had to delet my sumary for a shorter one"

March 11, 2010  |  By oggystoop

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0 build 1012

Pros

Well... I had the full version of this software and Tech tracker has replaced it with an evaluation version which i will have to pay for ... Tech tracker needs to know that just because software is newer , it is not necessily better !

Cons

I dont like the way evaluation versions never seem to give full access to the full software - How is it possible to evaluate something you cant use fully? - If I sold you a car without the gearbox

Summary

The only thing I like about this software is that it was made after my version of the software - sadly many software vendors make new versions and dont allow the older version to update - its a money greed thing

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Try It ! Cool, easy, intuitive."

December 24, 2009  |  By ricknkc

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0 build 1011

Pros

The interface is cool. I liked how "user Friendly" it was ,as, I am not a computer whiz.

Cons

I truly can't think of any!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Very useful. I've got it running an my system."

November 16, 2009  |  By wpfan

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0 build 1010

Pros

it's very good at checking for update/upgrades. informed me of sever updates I didn't notice.

Cons

can't tell the difference between a free update and a paid upgrade. as far as I can tell there's no way to tell you don't want to upgrade.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Good stable performance test for reference between PCs"

September 19, 2009

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0 build 1008

Pros

NO SPYWARE! Simple setup and interface. Good for establishing a baseline for making changes and tweaks and for comparing the results with other machines.

Cons

30 day trial only. It's not free.

Summary

Recommended. I tested 2 identical older AMD XP2800+ machines, having only 1 defference... one with a Asus MB and the other with a Biostar MB. Bios settings and all other hardware was exactly the same brand and type & specs (hdd, memory, video card). The Biostar ran circles around the Asus.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

4 stars

"Handy program to rate the performance of your PC."

August 12, 2009  |  By jave200372

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0 build 1007

Pros

Handy program to rate the performance of your PC against others.
Has some use for selecting hardware for a certain purpose, ie games.

Cons

None really. The price is reasonable.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

3 stars

"Rating is quite enough"

August 11, 2009  |  By geophil3

 |  Version: PerformanceTest 7.0 build 1007

Pros

Rating is quite enough

Cons

Rating is quite enough

Summary

Rating is quite enough

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

Results 1–10 of 24

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for PerformanceTest
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 8.0 Build 1026
Version 8.0 Build 1026 has fixed bugs in system information gathering.
General
Publisher PassMark Software
Publisher web site http://www.passmark.com
Release Date November 06, 2013
Date Added November 06, 2013
Version 8.0 Build 1026
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0c or higher
Download Information
File Size 23.15MB
File Name petst.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 595,874
Downloads Last Week 803
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $26

Previous Versions:

 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for PerformanceTest

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK