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:
    602,770
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 06, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $26.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    23.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    672
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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.

 
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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.

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Full Specifications

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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 Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0c or higher
Download Information
File Size 23.15MB
File Name petst.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 602,770
Downloads Last Week 672
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $26

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