CPU benchmark

A CPU benchmark (CPU benchmarking) is a series of tests designed to measure the performance of a computer or device CPU (or SoC). A set of standards, or baseline measurements are used to compare the performance of different systems, using the same methods and circumstances.

CPU Benchmark Tests

A typical CPU benchmark test will compare the test system against the standards for the type of CPU used. CPU specifications typically measured by a benchmark test includes the clock speed, the number of instructions executed, registry calls per cycle and overall architecture efficiency factors. The benchmark standards change between generations of CPUs and also between Intel and AMD CPUs.

CPU benchmark software will also gather and provide information on many of the main devices in a computer system, for example the processor, motherboard and chipset, memory and more.

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