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
- PDF Test, removed min/max/close buttons from window
- 2D Mark, stopped mark being calculated if some of the older tests (eg simple vectors) hadn’t been run
- Disk Test, attempt to stop a crash caused by failing/mis-performing hard disks taking too long to close a file handle after a test Updated system information library to correct some incorrect CPU cache values being returned
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.1 Build 1006:
- Fixed PerformanceTest not launching as Administrator by default which would result in not collecting temperature and system information correctly
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.1 Build 1005:
- Added naming support for Ryzen 5/7/9 5000 series integrated video cards
- Started remembering and restoring current PT window position when running 3D tests due to strange behaviour where the window could be moved around different monitors on some setups
- System information updates
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.1 Build 1004:
- Fixed a potential crash when checking for an updated version
- Updated system information library (support for Intel Elkhart Lake)
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.1 Build 1003:
- Fixed a timing issue that could cause the CPU test to stop immediately and return no results
- Fixed a timing issue that could cause the Disk test to stop immediately and return no results or crash
- Fixed a crash that could occur when using the German translation and mousing over the your hardware vs the same distribution graph
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.1 Build 1002:
- CPU Tests – Made wait time slightly longer due to some timeouts waiting for tests to finish on on systems with large thread counts
- CPU, Compression test – Decreased the number of loops performed before checking if the test time was reached to prevent a timeout in system with large thread counts
- Fixed an issue reading AMD 4600/4800 CPU temps
- Fixed an issue preventing AMD GPU temperatures from being read if ADL_Graphics_Platform_Get failed to be loaded from the ADL library
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.1 Build 1001:
- Disk Tests and Advanced Disk Test, changed calculation of MB values to use international system of units (SI) value for MB (1,000,000 bytes) instead of MiB (1,048,576).
This brings it closer into line with how disk manufacturers are marketing disk drive speeds.
Old baseline values for disk tests and disk mark will be converted to new display value.
- Drive Performance and Advanced Disk Test, fixed a bug that was causing RAM disks using logical drive emulation to be excluded from the list of available drives to test
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.1 Build 1000:
- Initial release for Windows ARM support. All CPU, 2D, Memory and Disk tests have been natively compiled to run on Windows ARM.
For 3D tests, due to limited support for some older DX9 and DX10 helper libraries these tests have not been converted and will not be run in the Windows ARM version of PerformanceTest.
The DX11 test will be run in x86 emulated mode, again due to limited support for some of the DirectX libraries used for them. The DX12 test has been compiled to run natively.
For the 3D GPU compute tests, the Nbody gravity, Mandelbrot and Qjulia4D have been compiled to run natively on Windows ARM. The OpenCL test cannot be run on Windows ARM.
- Score display, due to incredibly slow values for some 2D/3D results on Microsoft Surface ARM systems, now when a score is less than 10 the score will be displayed to 1 decimal place.
- Started filtering “with” out of some CPU names when dynamically creating a Radeon graphics card name (eg Radeon Graphics Ryzen 9 4900HS)
- Baseline custom colours, changed the default yellow to a darker shade for better readability of white text when it is drawn over the graph
- Fixed a crash that could occur in the disk test
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.0 Build 1011:
- Stopped user interface resizing when 3D tests were running, sometimes during the start of DX10 test a resize message would get sent to PT which would fail and display a “Could not reset the Direct3D device” error
- Fixed an issue where is a drive tested was bitlocker encrypted then PerformanceTest might not match the partitions to the physical disk and display “Unknown drive”
- Fixed a possible crash when viewing graphs
- Temperature collection, added support for Intel Tiger Lake chipsets
- Temperature collection, initial support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series (Family 19h) CPU info and temperatures
- Temperature collection, support for CPU groups when retrieving per-core temperatures for Intel chipsets
- System information, Decreased timeout from 5 seconds to 1 when collection SMART information when waiting for scsi commands to timeout (decrease amount of time spent detecting temp sources and reading smart info when USB drives are attached)
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.0 Build 1010:
- Fixed an issue generating as 2D mark in windows 7 (due to not being able to run PDF and SVG tests)
- Fixed a possible crash when loading advanced test result graphs
- Fixed a crash that could occur when resizing the user interface when no baselines were selected
- Disabled old DirectWrite code path for fonts and text test as it could crash when it tries to fall back to it (eg when a default Microsoft VGA driver is installed)
What’s New in PassMark PerformanceTest 10.0 Build 1009:
- Updated internal YAML library used for baselines and test results
- Baselines, fixed an issue where there were two instances of b48BitAddressSupported in the SMART info which would break YAML parsing
- Baselines, fixed an issue where there were two instances of iComputeUnits in the video card info which would break YAML parsing
- Baseline chart user interface, increased size of chart buttons
- Baseline chart user interface, move gauge/distribution chart buttons to bottom right of chart
- System Information, added support for NVMe drives behind USB-NVMe bridge (eg JMicron JMS583, Realtek RTL9210, ASMedia ASM2362)
- System Information, added naming support for AMD Ryzen 5/7/9 4000 series integrated graphics
- System Information, fixed a security issue with DirectIO device driver that runs as part of system information collection. Hypothetical exploit was possible that allowed user to bypass operating system restrictions & install arbitrary software. But user would already need to be the elevated Admin user on the local machine to take advantage of exploit. So overall additional risk is low. No usage of this exploit has been seen in the field. New DirectIO version is V13.0
Homepage – https://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
Size: 66.7 MB