Benchmark my pc
Today, we will tell you all about PC benchmarking. This will include a brief description of what the benchmark is or even what it is, the difference between game benchmarks and synthetic benchmarks, which components you should compare in your system, and the tools we recommend for comparing those components.
Don't worry. If you are here to learn how to compare your PC, you have come to the right place. When we're done, you'll know how to compare your system, and then a few more tests.
If you are not sure what the benchmark is, it doesn't matter, many people don't know. In this case, benchmarks are used to evaluate and compare the performance of your system with millions of other systems. In order to obtain benchmarks, people often run games (game benchmarks) or specialized applications (synthetic benchmarks) to extract performance data, allowing individual components or entire systems to compete with each other.
Perhaps the most important benchmark you will get is the real-world gaming benchmark. After all, you can have the best comprehensive benchmark in the world, but what's the point if things are not really resolved while the game is running?
This means that the game is run through the set scene, usually more than once, to find the average performance level of the game, on the hardware, with the specific configuration.
Some modern games even have built-in cue points for players to run. Although this is not a complete list, you can find many games with built-in benchmarks in XS reviews.
You will often see them in CPU and GPU reviews, PC game reviews, and even individual game reviews. You may also prefer to run them yourself, but these are not the kind of benchmarks we covered in this article. Instead, what we're primarily discussing is ... The comprehensive benchmark
is basically a performance test of the computer. Unlike gaming benchmarks, full benchmarks are designed to serve as a standard benchmark, no matter what hardware you are running.
For example, in the gaming benchmark, some games may perform better on the same Nvidia card and AMD card. However, the full benchmarks will not reflect these anomalies but will instead focus on establishing a standard level of performance that you can get from the system.
If you want to know how your PC will handle a particular game or application, we recommend that you refer to our article How to check if my PC can run this game. However, if you want to understand how your PC and its components generally work, please continue reading.
First, you need to compare your CPU. After all, it is called the central processing unit for a reason.
Although many games mainly rely on the GPU, you still need to make sure that your CPU is at the same level before buying the latest game. In addition, CPU performance applies to the entire system, not just games or videos, just like GPUs. If your PC is a body, consider your CPU as indispensable, irreplaceable, and more important than any other part of your brain.
Next up is the GPU, which will have the biggest impact on your gaming performance ... unless other components hamper it or the game is limited by CPU rather than GPU. The
GPU will do most of the work in your game and many of these reference applications. If your GPU has jitters or issues, these benchmarks should expose them and also give you an idea of their performance.
Last but not least, a complete system benchmark! Generally, it's not worth running a single component benchmark for non-CPU or GPU components.
In any case, through a complete system benchmark test, you can also easily and accurately obtain the numbers of memory and storage units. The only situation where you need to run separate benchmarks on non-CPU/GPU components is if you are a commenter or reporter, but for consumers, this is not necessary.
Now, running the reference application is very simple. You can almost install it, open it, and let it run. However, before you start comparing PCs, there are a few things you need to do:
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that all these benchmarks are compatible with Windows, including Windows 10 (some are even compatible with Android and iOS devices.) Are all these foundations covered? outstanding. Let's benchmark it!
Our first CPU benchmark tool is PassMark, which offers a 30-day free trial ($29 afterwards). (If you only plan to run it once or twice, it is very free!) It technically provides a complete system benchmark test, but I mainly recommend its CPU benchmark test suite, which is very comprehensive. This includes the ability to benchmark your performance against similar systems, "benchmarks", etc.
If you want a reliable, unrated CPU benchmark test, PassMark is a very reliable choice. But it is far from the only one...
Geekbench is another excellent CPU benchmarking tool. Although its premium version also offers CUDA and Metal Benchmarks, its trial version provides 64-bit benchmarks out of the box, which is exactly what you want from a CPU benchmark tool.
Since Geekbench is also cross-platform, you can even compare the scores of your PC with the latest iPhone scores! It won't really change anything, but it's very beautiful!
CPUZ is mainly an application that focuses on obtaining accurate CPU specifications and performance information. It is not exactly a "benchmark application" by itself, but it can be used to determine whether your CPU is performing as expected, and you can compare your results with those of others with the same CPU.
If you are concerned about a CPU problem, this may be a good application you can run to find the source of the problem.
Although this may be an older landmark, it is still a fan favorite.
Its strong support for DirectX 11 features and age makes it easy to compare GPUs from different eras in terms of actual performance figures. Chapter
The Best Part? Most of them are completely free. Although some of the more advanced features (such as per-frame analysis and automatic benchmarking loops) are locked at a higher level, their basic benchmarking features shouldn't be a problem for the free version of benchmarking.
If you want another free benchmark, but more ... modern, we recommend Basemark. Basemark tests on the compatibility and functions of Vulkan 1.0, Open GL 4.5 and OpenGL ES 3.1, and more graphics APIs will be provided in the future. In addition to being suitable for desktop computers, it is also suitable for smart phones, smart TVs, and even cars. (May be an independent breed.)
Benchmark wise, this is a new entry scenario, and it may not be very useful for older GPUs. However, it is indeed a good way to understand how your modern GPU handles heavy graphics effects such as depth of field and advanced lighting.
Last but not least is the advanced industry standard: 3DMark. Due to its various benchmarks released in the past ten years, 3DMark is easily one of the most popular GPU benchmark test suites. When people want to show their benchmark scores, 3DMark is one of the most used applications, but there is a problem.
That is, it is not free. If you want this, even for personal use, unless you have a discount, you will have to pay $ 29.99. Having said that, 3DMark is really worth the money. For the money you pay, you can compare your results with excellent graphics benchmarks that have been run for years on the GPU and a large community of other consumers.
Due to its simplicity, low "free" price, and large community of testers, UserBenchmark may be my favorite comprehensive system benchmarking application. Although it may not be as accurate or laborious as the GPU / CPU benchmarks for each component, it is very good at providing a rough level of performance for your system and its components. Thanks to the great community that also runs UserBenchmark, you will be able to see how your PC is performing compared to PCs of similar or identical specs.
In addition to simple benchmarking, sharing and comparison advantages, UserBenchmark can also diagnose your system well. For example, if one of your drives starts running slower than the average drive of the same make and model, UserBenchmark will find it and notify you if the component's performance is lower than expected.
Next is Novabench, another free system-wide benchmarking solution. It is another favorite of mine. Although it does not have a huge community like UserBenchmark or advanced benchmarking suites, it still provides reliable results and a very clean, easy-to-use user interface.
After running the benchmark test, you will get a result screen and be able to compare your PC with many other PCs, including "benchmark" PCs in various price ranges, and comparisons with other PCs with similar specifications. .
Finally, PCMark 10, which is a high-quality product. Like 3DMark, PCMark’s retail price is usually $30 (unless discounted), but it provides comprehensive system benchmarks for all its components. However, it does not actually provide any features that the other products listed do not have, and many of their tests are focused on "productivity", this is the best test... well, just do productivity work .
To be honest, PCMark may be more suitable for professional use than consumers. However, it is still enough to occupy a place on the list here. Chapter
That's it! Now you know how to compare your PC and its most important components. All of these benchmarking applications are safe and easy to use, the only extra step is to purchase them if they are not available for free.
Having said so much, what else can I help? Do you think we missed something? If you encounter any problems when comparing PCs, please feel free to leave a comment below and let us know.