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Computer Analyzer

By ComputerX Tools Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

There isn't much use to a benchmarking tool that doesn't describe its benchmarks or give users the chance to save results. Those were just the major issues we had with Computer Analyzer. To install this tool, your system must have at least DirectX 9c. The interface is less than attractive. There isn't a manual or help file included in this package.

It's easy to operate Computer Analyzer, though. You merely press Test and watch as various text lines are printed to your screen. Basically, the application lists items your computer supports. Display modes, rendering, buffers, culling, fogging methods, shaders, texture sizes, drawing speeds, and other items are checked. You can't save results to any sort of file. You can't even select results and save to the clipboard. At the end of tests, you click a Calculate Score option to get number. Our test systems received different scores each time they were checked.

While this is freeware, that's no excuse for the problems inherent in this tool. Benchmarks are not explained. There is no method to check common scores based on processor or brand. The final score appears almost random. Don't bother with this tool; it can't tell you anything of use about your PC.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added February 17, 2006
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 43,348
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

This is a program to analyze your computer. It will bring your processor and hardware to the limit testing everything. It will give you information on your processor speed in a comparable form. It will also give you information on whether or not your computer supports over 40 different things including how many display modes to TNL and texturing, and in the end it will give you a score to compare with your friends and end the squabbling over who's computer is better.

In version 1.1 a few bugs were fixed and additional features have been added. It is also more user friendly and will not appear to freeze up. Also took file out of .zip to prevent any trouble with executing. Version 1.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes. New official Web site: ComputerX Tools.