Prime Benchmark 3.1
You are welcomed by a minimalistic window that offers only a few configuration settings to tinker with. There is no support for a help manual that could help you understand the algorithm that is hidden behind the performance test, but some information is provided in the primary panel about the benchmark operation.
Looks are far from being impressive, as the utility embeds only two buttons for triggering the main functions of the program, namely “Run” and “Submit.” The “Settings” section only provides the means to change the language for the interface.
Prime Benchmark needs only one minute to test your CPU power for basic operations and lets you activate the multithreading option. During the one-minute benchmark the computer becomes unresponsive, so it is advisable to close all running utilities and wait until the task comes to an end.
Results reveal basic information about the processor, frequency, threads, and score. If you opt for submitting data online, you are required to provide a username. The online mode shows the same details as displayed in the primary panel and gives you a rank according to the submitted results.
What’s more, you can run the test as many times you consider it’s useful to assess your CPU power and submit data online for comparing it with other users.
To sum things up, Prime Benchmark seems to be the right choice in case you are a looking for a simple-to-use benchmark app that comes bundled with limited features. It overall simplicity and basic functions make it an ideal tool for rookies. If you want to skip the installation process, you can download the portable version of the program, which can be found here.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu, last updated on March 27th, 2014
Also available: Prime Benchmark Portable
Application descriptionPrime Benchmark is a handy and reliable application designed to perform various performance tests on your CPU in order...
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
- Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
- Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
- Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function