As an experienced and a professional user, I’m assuming you already know where you are heading and which components you should be focused on. All that you need right now is actual data that will help you to make the right decision.
Using the Benchmark Table is very easy and there are several ways from where you can start; e.g. the Test Results section or from the Components section.
- If you start from the Components section, that means you already have an idea which component/s (CPU) model you are looking for and want to compare between them. You filter the CPU models, adds them to your Favorites and compare their Test results.
- You could also dive into the Test results directly, using your test results as a baseline, either as Max. or as Min. under the software test filters. After doing that, look at the Components section and you can continue with filtering the component in order to minimize the results, then you can add some of the results to the Favorites for further analysis
Note: Remember to set the performance expectations based on your BUDGET and your actual need. We all want to have our software to perform as fast as possible, but in most cases, you will also need a very fast and expensive component. You should Bear in Mind, the 2 most expensive components are; GPU (30-40 % of the total computer cost) and CPU (20-30 % of the total cost)!
Let’s check out the two ways from where you can start, and of course, you can always use your own creative way:
Test Results Section.
- First, you should start by creating an account if you haven’t done so already.
- Follow the test tutorial for your software in the video section.
- Register the test results under “MY TABLE” tab.
- Go to the Toggle Software column and choose your software.
- At the bottom of the Test section, you will find the Average results for each test column, which is always good to know.
- Click the filter icon left of the test header name (Popup balloon will open), enter your test results in the “Max. time” (High/number = Slowest). In the “Min.time“ (Low time/number = Fastest) start by reducing 30% from your test result. You can always play with that later.
g. Max. time(your test result) = 00:05:00
Min. time (new result should be) = 00:03:30 (5 min. – 30% = 3.5 min.). Think of it as “Min. time = Fastest CPU = more $$$”
- In the Component section, you can move on to filter with Desktop or a Laptop and so on… in order to reduce the number of results.
- Add the rows you are interested into your Favorite (by clicking on the Heart symbol).
- In the Favorite tab, you will find the rows you have just added. Click on the left arrow at the beginning of the row and under each row, you click the Plus icon and from there you add links to eShops and the prices for the parts or computers with those parts.
- Now comes the fun part. On the left side of each row, you will find a Checkbox. Before checking those boxes, make sure you have a Software selected.
Select only 2 rows at a time and watch for the results that appear at the Software Toggle row. There you will find the cost difference and performance difference in percentage “%” together with the actual value. Those results will tell you, PricePerformance gain – how much performance gain you will get for X amount more/less money. – This is our unique feature that you won’t find it anywhere else!
- Go to the Toggle Software column and click on your software
- In the Components section, start by selecting a Desktop or a Laptop.
- The move on to the CPU Manu. and CPU model if you know what you are looking for.
- At this point, you can move to the Test result section and sort the results.
- Add those rows you are interested into your Favorite.
- In the Favorite tab, you will find the rows you have just added. Under each row, you click on the Plus icon and from there you add links to eShop and the price for the part.
- When you are done entering prices, all that it’s left to do is to compare prices and make a decision