Some basic benchmarking tools are PCMark 8 Basic Edition, Catzilla and Hyper Pi. PCMark 8 Basic Edition is free and includes the home test, creative test and work test. The home test includes benchmark testing of workloads such as web browsing, photo editing, gaming and video chatting.
Catzilla is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It checks the software configuration of a computer and tests its graphics capabilities. After the test, this tool offers suggestions on how to fine tune the computer's performance. Hyper Pi performs stress testing on a computer's CPU and memory. This tool is small in size and runs on most Windows-based computers.