What are some programs for computer performance testing?


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Some programs for computer performance testing include PCMark 8, PassMark and Geekbench 3 as of 2015. PCMark 8 is compatible with Windows and offers various types of benchmark testing, including hard drive performance testing, Adobe and Microsoft application testing, and battery life testing.

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PassMark offers five test suites with 32 standard benchmark tests for Windows computers. Its CPU tests conduct mathematical operations, encryption and compression to check the performance of a computer's central processing unit, while its Memory tests check the speed and efficiency of a computer's memory chips. Geekbench 3 is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. It uses tests that simulate scenarios that occur in the real world to check a computer's performance.

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