Novabench 4.0 offers quick and dirty benchmark solution for PC and Mac
August 31, 2017 – 10:13 | Comments Off on Novabench 4.0 offers quick and dirty benchmark solution for PC and Mac
Novabench 4.0 offers quick and dirty benchmark solution for PC and Mac

Novawave Inc has released Novabench 4.0, a major new update for its Windows and Mac benchmarking tool. Version 4.0 unveils new and updated benchmarks, plus an interface redesign.
The tool opens with updated CPU tests to …

Unigine ships graphics benchmark with 8K, VR support
April 17, 2017 – 08:27 | Comments Off on Unigine ships graphics benchmark with 8K, VR support
Unigine ships graphics benchmark with 8K, VR support

Russian software developer Unigine Corp has shipped a new graphics benchmark based on the Unigine 2 engine.
Unigine Superposition Benchmark can use DirectX or OpenGL to stress-test your GPU, and offers support for resolutions from 720p …

CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
March 22, 2017 – 08:00 | Comments Off on CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds

CCSIO Benchmark is an intelligent drive speed checker from Swiss-based storage expert Pipemetrics.
The tiny portable program (210KB download) uses multiple combinations of options to automatically find the fastest possible read and write speeds for any …

Geekbench 4.0 released, offers new GPU Compute benchmarks
August 31, 2016 – 11:39 | Comments Off on Geekbench 4.0 released, offers new GPU Compute benchmarks
Geekbench 4.0 released, offers new GPU Compute benchmarks

Primate Labs has announced the release of Geekbench 4.0 for desktop, Android and iOS. Geekbench 4 sees the benchmarking app merge its mobile and desktop datasets into a single, cross-platform workload.
Other changes see a redesigned …

Check internet speed and web page download times with Speedtest for Chrome
July 29, 2016 – 06:37 | Comments Off on Check internet speed and web page download times with Speedtest for Chrome
Check internet speed and web page download times with Speedtest for Chrome

Speedtest is a free Chrome extension which allows testing your internet connection speeds and web page download time.
It gives you access to the core of the Speedtest.net website in a click or two, wherever you …

Benchmark your hard drives with Microsoft’s open-source Diskspd
March 8, 2016 – 10:43 | Comments Off on Benchmark your hard drives with Microsoft’s open-source Diskspd
Benchmark your hard drives with Microsoft’s open-source Diskspd

Benchmarking your PC’s hard drives is easy, at least in theory. Download some freeware, point it at your hardware, and you’ll have some vaguely performance-related figures within a very few seconds.
That’s fine for getting a …

AVG climbs the AV-Comparatives antivirus ratings
November 14, 2015 – 03:48 | Comments Off on AVG climbs the AV-Comparatives antivirus ratings
AVG climbs the AV-Comparatives antivirus ratings

Security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released its October Real-World Protection report, rating the performance of 20 top antivirus products.
Bitdefender and Kaspersky topped the charts once more, with a 100% protection rate.

How to find the Windows Experience Index in Windows 8/ 10
November 2, 2015 – 10:54 | Comments Off on How to find the Windows Experience Index in Windows 8/ 10
How to find the Windows Experience Index in Windows 8/ 10

First appearing back in Windows Vista, the Windows Experience Index is a performance rating covering your CPU, RAM, disk, 2D and 3D graphics.
The WEI disappeared from Control Panel in Windows 8.1, but if you need …

AIDA64 5.30 supports Windows 10 and Intel Skylake, broadens benchmarks
July 28, 2015 – 09:40 | Comments Off on AIDA64 5.30 supports Windows 10 and Intel Skylake, broadens benchmarks
AIDA64 5.30 supports Windows 10 and Intel Skylake, broadens benchmarks

Budapest-based FinalWire Ltd has released a major new version of its Windows diagnostic and benchmarking tool with the release of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 5.30.
The new release, also available as a portable build, introduces support for …

AIDA64 5.0 adds wireless monitoring support, certificates information panel
December 10, 2014 – 09:13 | Comments Off on AIDA64 5.0 adds wireless monitoring support, certificates information panel
AIDA64 5.0 adds wireless monitoring support, certificates information panel

Budapest software firm FinalWire Ltd has released a major new version of its Windows diagnostic and benchmarking tool with the release of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 5.0.
Version 5.0’s major new feature is support for remote monitoring …

Geekbench 3.2 offers redesigned and simplified results view, adds ARMv8 support
September 9, 2014 – 08:19 | Comments Off on Geekbench 3.2 offers redesigned and simplified results view, adds ARMv8 support
Geekbench 3.2 offers redesigned and simplified results view, adds ARMv8 support

Primate Labs has updated its cross-platform, flagship benchmark tool with the release of Geekbench 3.2 for desktop and Android. Also available on iOS, the latest build’s main highlight is a redesigned results page.
The redesign aims …