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 …

Display live system stats on your taskbar with XMeters
June 20, 2017 – 08:25 | Comments Off on Display live system stats on your taskbar with XMeters
Display live system stats on your taskbar with XMeters

XMeters is a free-for-personal-use system monitor which displays live CPU, RAM, network and drive stats directly on your taskbar.
The details include CPU utilisation by core, hard drive read and write rates, network upload and download …

CPUMon is a lightweight performance gadget
April 2, 2017 – 06:37 | Comments Off on CPUMon is a lightweight performance gadget
CPUMon is a lightweight performance gadget

CPUMon is a simple desktop gadget which can plot CPU usage and display free and used RAM in real time.
You can do this already – and a lot more – in the Windows 10 Task …

Process Lasso spin-off CPUBalance gets a beta release
November 23, 2016 – 10:28 | Comments Off on Process Lasso spin-off CPUBalance gets a beta release
Process Lasso spin-off CPUBalance gets a beta release

Bitsum Technologies has released a beta of CPUBalance, its intelligent tool for optimising PC responsiveness.
The program uses the same ProBalance technology as Process Lasso to monitor running processes, detect CPU hogs, and instantly adjust priorities …

Run multiple processes simultaneously with MParallel
November 8, 2016 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Run multiple processes simultaneously with MParallel
Run multiple processes simultaneously with MParallel

Multi-core CPUs have been around for a very long time, but unfortunately most software is still single-threaded and has no idea how to utilise all that power.
MParallel is an open-source tool which offers one simple …

Open Hardware Monitor: it’s still alive!
November 7, 2016 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Open Hardware Monitor: it’s still alive!
Open Hardware Monitor: it’s still alive!

After almost two update-free years, the Open Hardware Monitor project has jumped back to live with the release of version 0.8.
The open source project is a free tool for monitoring CPU load, clock speed and …

HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10
October 10, 2016 – 16:22 | Comments Off on HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10
HARDiNFO 8 redesigned for Windows 10

Ultimate Systems has released HARDiNFO 8, a major update for the veteran system information and benchmarking tool.
Now 64-bit only, the program has been redesigned and optimised for Windows 10 (don’t worry, it still runs on …

Boost speeds on busy PCs with Project Mercury
September 19, 2016 – 06:26 | Comments Off on Boost speeds on busy PCs with Project Mercury
Boost speeds on busy PCs with Project Mercury

Modern CPUs are powerful devices which can run most applications without difficulty, but run enough processes at the same time and your performance will soon fall away.
Project Mercury (64-bit version) is a freeware tool which …

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 …

Monitor your CPU temperature with Core Temp
July 5, 2016 – 04:00 | Comments Off on Monitor your CPU temperature with Core Temp
Monitor your CPU temperature with Core Temp

Core Temp is a powerful CPU temperature monitor which has been helping users watch their hardware since 2006.
The project seemed to have faded away in the past few years, but a series of updates in …

Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop
February 8, 2016 – 05:24 | Comments Off on Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop
Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop

Sidebar Diagnostics is a well-designed professional system monitor for Windows Vista and later.
No, we’re not usually interested in this kind of tool, either, but wait – this is a package you might actually want to …