System Mechanic® Performance Benchmarking
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– Install commonly used programs (41) and browser add-ons (6) to replicate an in-use PC, in a manner that is reproducible and produces consistent results.
– Collect performance metrics on the reproduction of an in-use PC before applying System Mechanic
– Collect performance metrics on the reproduction of an in-use PC after optimizing with System Mechanic
– Run each test 5 times before and 5 times after System Mechanic installation, remove the highest and lowest scores, and then average the remaining 3 to calculate final scores.
– Report improvements (in each test) after PCs have been optimized.
Windows Startup Time
Windows’ Event Viewer was used to record boot-up times. Key Findings:
– Optimizing the PCs with System Mechanic has a dramatic positive impact on the time to boot a Windows PC.
– For example, the Windows 10 Desktop took 148.4 seconds to boot, but after running System Mechanic the PC was up and running in 48.2 seconds – over 200% faster.
– The total aggregate score (across all PCs) for Startup Time was: 89.77% improved.
Four popular download speed test websites were used to evaluate the performance improvement on a system optimized with System Mechanic. A common browser was used to separately visit each site and run their speed measurement tests. Key Findings:
– Internet download speeds increased considerably across all devices.
– Each PC saw at least 14%+ improvements.
– 3 of 4 PCs realized over 20% faster downloads.
– The total aggregate score (across all PCs) for Internet Speed was: 39.25% improved.
Benchmarking tools NovaBench, PerformanceTest, and GeekBench include CPU stress tests in which they perform tasks such as compression, encryption, floating point arithmetic, integer arithmetic, and MD5 Hashing. Key Findings:
– The Desktop, with an 8-core processor, realized modest 3.6% gains
– The PCs with 2-4 cores had improvements near 30%
– The total aggregate score (across all PCs) for CPU Performance was: 17.25% improved.
NovaBench and PerformanceTest offer RAM benchmarking evaluations in which they measure latency, and read and write speed to system memory. Key Findings:
– The Desktop with the most RAM (16GB) realized the least benefit, but was still improved by 4.5%.
– The PCs with 2-4GB of memory had sizable increases in RAM performance directly related to optimizations made by System Mechanic.
– The total aggregate score (across all PCs) for RAM Performance was: 8.73% improved.
Heaven, NovaBench and PerformanceTest were aggregated for each platform tested. Heaven scores the system in Frames-Per-Second, a popular measurement mechanism often used by PC gamers. PerformanceTest, in its two tests, evaluates the graphic performance using tests that stress image vectors, bitmaps, fonts, text, GUI elements, and DirectX 9 to DirectX 12 in 4K resolution. Key Findings:
– All the PCs tested showed significant positive improvements across most of the benchmarks.
– The total aggregate score (across all PCs) for GPU Performance was: 8.66% improved.
PerformanceTest and NovaBench measure drive performance by testing read, write & seeks within disk files + IOPS (Input-Output operations per second). Scores from the tools were aggregated for each platform tested. Key Findings:
– The Desktop has a high performance SSD as the primary storage device, and therefore realized limited improvement.
– The UltraBook’s HDD averaged performance gains of over 44%. (This PC’s SSD is used as a cache, not a primary storage drive).
– The lower performance SSD- and HDD-based systems saw significant increases.
– The total aggregate score (across all PCs) for Drive Performance was: 17.97% improved.
– System Mechanic v16.5 demonstrably improves the performance of the four principal components of a PC.
– The improvements quantified by the benchmarking software programs may deliver a faster PC with enhanced performance during a potentially wide array of tasks, including gaming, rendering, streaming, graphic design, office tasks and more.
– In addition to increased system responsiveness, common user actions, including booting the PC and web browsing, were improved considerably across all systems tested.
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