Computer testing

Mr David Witt pointed me towards a tool to test the performance of different computers called CrystalMark 2004 which then gives you a final number score for your machine based on processor power, memory, hard drive and graphics.

It has allowed me therefore to rate all of my machines:
Netbook – 26749
Main PC – 50607
Media Centre – 96799

I then went on to test the beast that I built for my Father at Christmas with last year’s i5 processor. The score blows my machines out of the water:

Dad’s machine – 194,195

So give it a go, it can be downloaded here

unzip the whole folder > double click the crystalmark09.exe application > when it loads click the mark button and leave test to run.

Then let us know how it does.

Maybe I will do a post regarding 3d mark in the future but might not work on my netbook…

  • 128,434 this morning without shutting anything down and still watching quali on another screen. Need to give the machine a restart later on today anyway, so will see if a clean setup makes a difference (shouldn’t, but depends how smart the benchmark is)

  • David Witt

    I thought this wasn’t too bad as free benchmarks go, and it’s interesting to see the difference between the ‘generations’ of hardware, I can only imagine the numbers an overclocked mk2 core i7 would post!

    Anyways, my laptop recorded 93,479. Spec is core 2 duo T6600 2.2ghz, 4gb DDR3, Nvidia 9600m 1gb running on 64-bit win7. I also have 3 old towers I have managed to gain to which I am slowly adding the fastest components the motherboards will take and will add scores & specs when I’m done. They are a couple of Pentium 4’s (1 socket 775, 1 socket 478), and an Athlon XP (socket A).

  • And my wife’s semi new but finally working machine gets a not to bad 242,556

  • Just tested Beth’s new laptop (an Acer 4830T) she got a score of 115273

    Easily the best in our house but still behind Craig and my dad. Curse you onboard graphics.

  • David Witt

    A quick benchmark update as I have just tested Jean’s new laptop which is an HP G6-1240. Scored 141,118 thanks to its ‘sandy bridge’ core i5 2.4Ghz chip and 6gb DDR3, but again the score was strangled somewhat by onboard graphics like Beth’s. Also like Beth’s it is now easily the fastest computer in the house…. Time for an upgrade methinks!

  • For interest, just ran my work machine, 211,240.

    That is an i5 2300 with 8GB of RAM. Graphics let it down, just a Radeon HD 5450 with 256MB of RAM

  • OK, new rig just benched: 317,408.

    That is more like it…
    i7 3770k
    32GB RAM
    Geforce 8600 GTS
    and a vertex 4 SSD

  • My system (Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR2-800, 7200rpm SATA disks, GeForce 8800GT, built in 2007) gives a score of 159241.

  • Ranked my new machine..


    Intel 3770K Ivy Bridge (stock)
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
    Nvidia 570GTX 1.2GB (stock)
    16GB DDR3 1600Mhz (stock)
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD

    WEI 7.7

    for reference
    graphics scored: 82333
    system scored: 262758

  • Boss’s new laptop, Novatech Ultrabook nfinity 2637, Intel Core i7 2637M, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, HD 3000. Benched 153119 (WEI 4.7)

  • My work Machine, Dell Alienware M17X10 Benched 153178, Intel i7 M620 @ 2.67GHz, 8GB RAM, Sata HDD, Nvidia Geforce GTX 285M, All Stock

  • David Witt

    Another new system in the family, a new laptop for my step-dad, a Lenovo G570
    i3-2350m, 4Gb DDR3, 500Gb HDD, and intigrated intel HD3000 graphics. A really basic entry level 2nd gen core i3 machine but still benched a respectable 116,581. Anoyingly this is over 20,000 points more than my core 2 machine with a dedicated card…

  • Benched my new laptop, a samsung 700z with mobile i7 and 8gb ram. It failed to run one of the tests but even so manage 223,651 which is pretty impressive.

  • Sad – program reliably crashes on my computer. Can run it about 10% of the time in Windows 98 compat. mode, but it makes the numbers meaningless (got Craig to do the same and his values were very different to non-compatability mode).

    To be fair, having run the program now, it seems that SSDs can skew the results quite a large amount, and I’m not sure I trust the graphics scoring.

    For reference, my machine is Core i7 950 (3.06Ghz stock running at 3.8Ghz), 12GB DDR3, Radeon 6870 1gb running Win7 64bit.

  • Ran my current work Machine. i5-3570K @ 3.4 Ghz (Ivy Bridge), 8 GB Ram, Nvidia GT 610, Sata HDD. Scored 238,422. (Graphics represented: 25927) WEI: 5.9 (CPU: 7.6, MEM, 7.6, Graphics 6.5, Gaming: 6.5, HDD: 5.9)

  • Just Bought a Workstation For a ‘user’: Intel Celeron G550 @ 2.0 Ghz, 4GB Ram, Sata HDD, Intel HD) Scored: 103079 (Graphics Accounted for: 19649) WEI: 4.2 (CPU 6.4, MEM, 5.9, Graphics 4.2, Gaming 5.9, HDD 5.9)

  • Shaun Forsyth

    The link appears to be dead, while I can find a download to 2004R3 it doesn’t seem right, do we know which version we were running?

    As a side note, I did run the above version, but the GPU didn’t go over 50% usage and all the cores on the CPU were below 50%, even though the display did slow down, so the tests might be right at end of life.