Where to start with benchmarking?

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  1. Chowda289

    Chowda289 Notebook Guru

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    I want to benchmark to check my scores. I've never done it before, and I don't want to kill my new laptop. Where do I start? :D (I have a PowerSpec 1510 / Clevo P650HS-G / Sager NP8157.)

    I already ran CHKDSK and Memtest86 (4 passes), and everything looked good. :)

    I've read suggestions to run 3DMark, but keep coming across links for the version from 2013. o_O I also saw a suggestion for Heaven Benchmark.
     
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    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    For CPU benching, Cinebench, Geekbench, Blender, SuperPI, 7zip and even AIDA64 are good choices.
    For read/write speeds of your SSD, use CrystalDiskMark.
    For GPU benching, Unigine Heaven is good (Valley is a decent choice too). Don't worry about the age of 3DMark, its a good benchmark. Aside from that, certain games are useful for benchmarking such as Metro 2033/Last Light Redux etc.
     
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    3dmark "2013" is the latest, it has been updated with the Timespy DX12 test and recently the Timespy Extreme as a 4K DX12 benchmark
     
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    @Arrrrbol @bennyg Thanks! Are there any dos and don'ts that I should be aware of?
     
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    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    Not much to go wrong really, but for a more accurate benchmark - shut down anything in the background that may interfere with the results. Its also worth making sure you have plenty of ventilation so you don't run into any thermal throttling.
     
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    It's only power viruses like furmark you have to watch out for.
     
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