Other Benchmarks

Modern benchmarking tools and utilities

These are what you should be using if you want to test and compare the performance of your modern PC:

Anything from FutureMark
Seriously, these guys have been doing this for over a decade and they work with Intel, AMD, nVidia, and others to ensure everyone is getting a fair shake.  Plus, they’re usually fun and interesting to watch.  Best of all, your score can be uploaded to their website and compared against machines that, inevitably, are much much better than yours 🙂
MAXON Cinebench
MAXON has been making Cinema4D for almost two decades, and they have a lot of experience writing photorealistic renders that use every spare cycle in your multi-core CPU.
An excellent DOS-based tool for any 386 or higher that performs a system benchmark (CPU, memory, extended features such as MMX, etc.)

Classic DOS benchmarking tools and utilities

If you’re curious to run more inferior tools than TOPBENCH 😉 then you can find download links for them here:

Good: Comparative metrics.  Bad: Number of MIPS not really MIPS.
Norton SI
How to build on an afterthought.  Versions 4.5, 6.0, and 8.0 included.
Landmark System Speed Test, versions 2.0 and 6.0.  The most well-known DOS benchmark with the worst metric label (“AT MHZ”).

Other classic benchmarking pages

They do exist!

  1. #1 by Sascha on November 1, 2012 - 6:06 am

    Thank you for providing NO SI.

    I got from ebay an ATARI PC3 and just wanted to look how it performs. Ok its an 8088, however not to baad for the time of release …. 1987

    • #2 by Trixter on November 1, 2012 - 2:09 pm

      I don’t have that machine in the database, so if you run TOPBENCH on it, send me the database.ini file and I’ll import it into the main database.

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