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    Default How to test your PC's performace? - Benchmark it!

    Futuremark is the world leader in 3D, mobile and PC benchmarking. The 3DMark and PCMark lines of PC benchmark software help you get more from your PC for games, media or applications.

    So, how do you proceed?
    Go to the Futuremark website: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks
    and download the following software:

    1) PCMark Vantage - this will test the overall performance of your PC
    2) 3DMark Vantage - this will test the performance of your graphics/video card (Win7/Vista, DX10)
    3) 3DMark06 - this will test the performance of your graphics/video card (Older cards with DX9).

    Run the tests and post the results here. You can compare them with the reviews done on internet and see if your system is on par with others.

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    Default Re: How to test your PC's performace? - Benchmark it!

    PCMark Vantage is a 666MB download that's more than Win XP!

    The test completely renders your pc unusable for about 25 minutes and the test results are to be polite rather poor.

    I'm sure that must be lighter, faster and nicer to use benchmark tests out there, any idea anyone?

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    Default Re: How to test your PC's performace? - Benchmark it!

    LOL. That is true.
    The benchmark files are quite large, but these are the most accepted industry standards. Almost every professional review runs these tests to see the result, and compare it with other systems.
    The benefit is that I can compare my PC with the similar ones reviewed to see if it performs as it should.

    Of course, you can just check the overall performance using the Win7/Visat built-in Windows Experience Index, which rates your system from on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9. However, it is a very raw measure.

    Here are my results:
    PCMark Vantage - 6643
    3DMark Vantage - 3381
    3DMark06 - 7462
    Windows Experience Index - 5.9



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    Default Re: How to test your PC's performace? - Benchmark it!

    I do not understand how to read the meaning of the result.

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    Default Re: How to test your PC's performace? - Benchmark it!

    Quote Originally Posted by zulfan_efendi
    I do not understand how to read the meaning of the result.
    WEI: 7.9 is the highest, 1.0 is the lowest. Easy to check if you have Vista/Win7.

    Regarding the Futuremark benchmarks above, either you go to http://www.futuremark.com/ and compare the results with others, or you go to http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html to test the graphics cards (mostly notebooks), or to any other website and compare your results with those of similar tests.

    This is a way to determine, if your PC performs the way it should.


 

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