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Old-school PC Benchmark for your modern PC

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Who remembers the good old days of building your own PC?  There were some really great web sites like Anandtech and Tom's Hardware that would review and compare the latest CPU's, motherboards, video cards, etc, and also fascinating topics like overclocking.  I remember carefully picking each component for my own build and then running benchmarks to compare with my buds. 

 

Who's up for running a similar benchmark on their current PC?

 

Go here:  www.userbenchmark.com

Click on the "free download" link and run the benchmark file.  Then post your results here.

Here are mine:

 

UserBenchmarks: Game 36%, Desk 84%, Work 61%
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K - 90.7%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 - 29.8%
SSD: Intel 540s Series 1TB - 93.2%
HDD: WD Blue 750GB (2008) - 50.6%
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB - 61%
MBD: MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

 

 

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UserBenchmarks: Game 67%, Desk 62%, Work 52%

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - 67.2%

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 72.3%

SSD: WD Green 120GB (2016) - 47.4%

HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB - 97.6%

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) - 103.3%

RAM: Unknown V02D4LF8GB5285282400 2x8GB - 85.7%

MBD: Asus PRIME B350M-A

 

After adjusting some BIOS and Power plan Settings (I was initially disappointed with CPU results,

I still plan to do some tweaking in hopes of getting SSD improvements) 

 


 



UserBenchmarks: Game 69%, Desk 68%, Work 56%

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - 76.3%

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 72.9%

SSD: WD Green 120GB (2016) - 45.6%

HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB - 99.7%

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) - 105.2%

RAM: Unknown V02D4LF8GB5285282400 2x8GB - 86.1%

MBD: Asus PRIME B350M-A


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When I was building, websites didn't exist lol ;-) but this thread fondly made me remember the 3D floating computer program that would calculate how fast your PC was in terms of 3D FPS (before dedicated video cards of that nature really existed) and last time I ran it on a more modern PC sometime early 2000 it was like 1,100 frames a second haha...

 

Anyone remember the flying 3D bird overhead that was made up of only pixel pointers? Interesting times and tech and how it all evolves.

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When I was building, websites didn't exist lol ;-) but this thread fondly made me remember the 3D floating computer program that would calculate how fast your PC was in terms of 3D FPS (before dedicated video cards of that nature really existed) and last time I ran it on a more modern PC sometime early 2000 it was like 1,100 frames a second haha...

 

https://www.philscomputerlab.com/dos-benchmark-pack.html

 

Although according to this link, the second and last version of that benchmark made only went to 999.99... But I believe that is the one you are talking about.

 

As for the 3D bird I remember one made of just dots that was overhead and was kinda like a screensaver of sorts with the occasional tree going by or something?

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https://www.philscomputerlab.com/dos-benchmark-pack.html

 

Although according to this link, the second and last version of that benchmark made only went to 999.99... But I believe that is the one you are talking about.

 

As for the 3D bird I remember one made of just dots that was overhead and was kinda like a screensaver of sorts with the occasional tree going by or something?

Yep, that was it! Virtual Reality playhouse and yep, you're thinking of the exact one I am. Good times.. =)

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All of mine would most likely be sub par.  I remember my old 386 back in the day getting good results after lots of upgrades.  The machines I have now are pretty basic, not much for gaming.  One desktop is an old Dell running XP.  It does have a GeForce graphics card installed but is strictly used for Atari ST stuff.  I don't even let it get online.  The second computer is a Dell Inspiron from 2008 running Vista.  Graphics card has been upgraded but it need a RAM upgrade.  2 GB doesn't do a whole lot.  Its fixing to get a Windows 7 upgrade to break the 4 GB barrier, hopefully.  Third computer is a Thinkpad laptop originally running Vista but memory and hard drive have been upgraded.  Sadly, it has Intel's attempt at a graphics GPU which is not good for much of anything.  It has been upgraded with Win 7.  I'll download and run that benchmark test on the laptop.

My final computer is actually a server running Linux.  But I can't use it to play video games on I don't think.  Plus, its simply too damn noisy to run.  Sounds like a jet airplane. Pretty sure it would win the RAM and CPU benchmarks but that would be about it.  Everything else would be pretty basic.  Dual AMD processors and 12 GB of main RAM.  It also has extra video RAM.  Its pretty nice.  Wouldn't mind using it for gaming but Windows 7 returned an error because it wouldn't install on a dual processor system.  Stubborn OS.

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I have an old laptop that works with Win 7 just fine, but Windows 10 can't find proper video drivers.  So I've left that one on Win 7. 

Absolutely zero of my PC's -- even my main rig -- do very well on the "gaming" part of this benchmark.  I think the highest score I've seen there is 30%.  Still, you can clearly see differences in scores due to different components. 

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Latest recently re-testing my main Desktop. 

UserBenchmarks: Game 70%, Desk 74%, Work 57%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - 75.9%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 72.4%
SSD: Adata XPG SX900 128GB - 77.1%
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) - 112.6%
HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB - 89.2%
RAM: Unknown V02D4LF8GB5285282400 2x8GB - 86.6%
MBD: Asus PRIME B350M-A
 

 

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