PassMark PerformanceTest 10 is a fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking software for Windows. It allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using twenty eight different speed tests over six test suites, then compare the results to other computers.
PerformanceTest comes with six baseline results as well as the ability to search and download thousands more from PassMark online database of user submission. It also lets you use the advanced tests to create you own benchmark scenarios. In addition to the standard tests, there are 7 summary results plus the overall “PassMark Rating” result.
The benchmark results are presented as easy to read bar charts so that you don’t need to spend hours studying the number to know the result.
Timing for the tests is done using high resolution timers, which are accurate to approximately 1 millionth of a second on most PC’s.
Passmark PerformanceTest offers the thirty-two standard benchmark tests in five test suites plus there are seven advanced testing windows for custom benchmarking.
PassMark PerformanceTest Standard test suites:
- CPU tests Mathematical operations, compression, encryption, physics.
- 2D graphics tests Vectors, bitmaps, fonts, text, and GUI elements.
- 3D graphics tests DirectX 9 to DirectX 12 in 4K resolution. DirectCompute and OpenCL
- Disk tests Reading, writing and seeking within disk files + IOPS
- Memory tests Memory access speeds and latency
The seven advanced testing windows allow experienced users to create their own test scenarios and conduct an in-depth analysis of their hardware’s behavior. Each advanced testing window allows the user to select from a number of parameters and when appropriate graph the results, export the results and measure the CPU load. By adjusting the input parameters is it possible to measure the optional performance under a variety of different scenarios.
PassMark PerformanceTest features:
- Advanced Disk Testing. Test the speed of your disk using different file sizes, block sizes and caching options.
- Advanced CD / DVD Testing. Test the speed of your CD or DVD drive using different test durations, block sizes and caching options.
- Advanced 3D Testing. Test the speed of your 3D video card by selecting from options such as fogging, lighting, alpha blending, wire frame, texturing, resolution, color depth, object rotation and object displacement.
- Advanced Networking Test. Measure the network speed between any two computers using TCP/IP. The network speed test can be conducted across a company LAN or across the Internet to determine the point to point throughput. Adjust parameters such as the host name, IP address, port number and block size. Works with dialup modems, ADSL, cable and LANs.
- Advanced Memory Test. Measure the read and write speed of your RAM. Parameters include data size (8 bits to 32 bits) and a selection of two test modes. Linear sequential access across various block sizes or non sequential access with a varying step size. This allows both the effect of RAM caching and the optimizations in the memory controller to be investigated.
- Advanced Visualized Physics Test. View a visual representation of what the standard CPU Physics test is doing. You can also tweak the simulation parameters to get different effects.
- Advanced DirectCompute Test. Test your Videocard’s DirectCompute performance with a series of tests.
- Comprehensive online help
- Supports hyper-threading, and multiple CPUs testing
- Detailed disk speed graphs
- Supports printing results
- The ability to save your benchmark results to disk as a new baseline
- A customizable “Notes” field for storing your own information along with the saved Benchmark result.
- Support for copying the results to other applications (eg. MS-Word)
- Export results to HTML, text, GIF, and BMP formats
- Single test execution, execution of a test suite or execution of all tests with a single mouse click.
- A summary ‘Mark’ figure for each test suite plus the calculation of the PassMark Rating figure.
- An easy to use point and click interface
- A summary system information screen including CPU type, CPU speed, Total RAM, Video Hardware, Cluster size, etc..
- The ability to compare the performance of your computer to multiple ‘Baseline’ computers at the one time.
- Flexible license, move the software
- Fixed key.dat not being created correctly when installing to USB.
- Added a warning message at start-up if digital signature is invalid for PerformanceTest executable.
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1007:
- Fixed opening of .ptscript files to handle ANSI and unicode (with BOM)
- Baseline upload, changed to HTTP post for uploading files instead of FTP (to prevent future issues with moving servers again)
- Advanced memory test, fixed the progress bar overflowing/resetting to the start while testing
- Fixed opening of key.dat files so that both ANSI and UTF8 key.dat files will work (previously only UTF8 file formats would work correctly)
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1006:
- Fixed baseline uploading that was broken due to passmark.com moving to a new webserver
- Added check for existence of selected disk before starting test and added error message when not found (eg test was run on a removable drive that is now missing)
- Rebuilt ARM CryptoPP with newest version of VS2019 (16.11.13) to avoid ARM SHA hashing errors from earlier versions
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1005:
- Fixed an issue on 12th gen Intel CPUs that could result in the calling thread being locked to a low performing E-Core (thread affinity was not being set back to the original correctly) which would result in lower than expected 2D test scores
- Fixed bug where PerformanceTest failed to generate a API key when running from USB/using a key.dat
- Fix a crash that could occur when using “Copy Results as Text”
- Advanced memory test, fixed a bug preventing the graph from being displayed correctly after running a threaded test
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1004:
- ARM, Reverted CryptoPP library back to previous version to avoid SHA issues that was causing many problems with internal hashes for the main user interface, the CPU test (encryption) will continue to use the latest CryptoPP version as it is a separate executable. This is an ARM only change.
- OpenCL test, attempt to pick discrete (non-integrated) card when more than one card of the same manufacturer is available (seen on AMD systems with both integrated and discrete AMD cards)
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1003:
- ARM64, more SHA hashing related fixes that was stopping baselines from being submitted
- Fixed an unusual case where disk partition information would not be displayed if the disk’s MBR contained empty partition information for the first entry, this could also stop the disk being displayed for testing
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1002:
- ARM64, added workaround for broken SHA hashing in CryptoPP (using windows Bcrypt library instead) that was causing licencing errors and failure to show charts
- Made a change so ARM CPU info is loaded at start-up (to help with graphing display)
- Fixed bug in system information collection of Ice Lake-SP (3rd gen Xeon Scalable) CPU info
- Fixed an issue in system information collection when collecting disk partition info where function could return too early
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1001:
- Fixed incorrect P/E core reporting in user interface (values were switched)
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.2 Build 1000:
- Updated system information and user interface to distinguish between P (performance) and E (efficiency) cores, for Intel 12th Gen CPUs.
- Correct detection of available P and E cores also allowed the correct number of threads be run in the multi-threaded CPU tests.
- Updated system information with support to handle multiple CPU caches at each level
- Added ‘/au’ flag that auto-runs PT and then uploads the result to the PassMark website
- Updated Crypto++ library version in use to 8.6, this should result in much faster encryption results on ARM systems due increased use of available CPU instructions and slightly faster results on x86 systems. Previous library didn’t use hardware acceleration on ARM, (except for the Apple M1)
- Encryption Test, AES, made some changes to work with latest version of Crypto++. This was required because V8.6 of Crypto++ was much slower than previous releases unless memory buffer usage was also modified.
- Baseline Upload. Simplified the upload window and added use of a API key to upload baseline to associate it with a user. So users can (optionally) upload baselines to their account and track performance changes over time. Upon entering license key and registering, a API key is created/retrieved from server. An free API key can also be requested from Passmark web site once an account is created. Anonymous uploads are still supported.
- Removed 5% difference for uploading baselines check. This allows similar baseline files to be uploaded. Duplicates will still be ignored when creating the global averages however.
- Baseline management, fixed loading of some baselines that were missing system information sections
- Started displaying power source “AC” or “Battery” on system information – old baselines with no information will be N/A. Battery powered systems tend to have reduced performance due to their power plan setup.
- Fixed a crash that could occur in the ARM version when opening the baseline manager dialog
- Made a change on system information tab to display RAM SPD info if only partially collected for system (eg a mix of RAM modules that don’t all return SPD details)
- Fixed bug where when running from USB drive, the config file loaded on program start was reading the settings on the desktop install and not the USB drive
- GPU Compute, fixed a crash when starting 3D NBodyGravity test if no DX11 adapters were found
- Added Windows 11 and Server 2019 to baseline manager search
- Added ‘View Last Uploaded Baseline…’ menu option
- CPU Integer test, made some minor changes to the order of operations in the test, this should stop them being optimised away on non-windows builds which used the CLang compiler instead of Visual Studio (and have no effect on windows builds).
Homepage – https://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
Size: 67.0 MB