PC Benchmark is a Windows 8 native Modern App that measure the speed of your computer’s main component: Disks, RAM, Processor, and Graphic Process Unit. It’s free and quite simple. It doesn’t a lot of other features but does provide you some information how performance your Windows 8 computer is, especially those ARM-based Windows RT devices such as Microsoft Surface RT because none of them are able to run the desktop based benchmark tools that are available on the market.
When you are in the app, you can run each of the tests one by one, or run them all at once. The test may take a little while to finish. To make sure the test run smoothly with accurate information, do not run other apps the same time. Just sit back relax a little bit while waiting for the result.
Disk Test involves 3 types of benchmark methods, Linear, 512K, and 4K, for both Read and Write tests. CPU Test checks the processors in Single-threaded, Multi-threaded, as well as Threads in general. All results are in MB per second.
While PC Benchmark is very helpful measuring Windows RT devices, it doesn’t provide a baseline telling us how good or bad these numbers are. It would be nice giving some information that tells people how their Windows 8 machine performs against the average.
Note that if you are running Windows 8 on an Intel-based processor, make sure check these desktop-based benchmark tools that are better with more information about your computer.
You can find and download PC Benchmark from Windows Store for free.
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Last updated: 08/04/2014