If you have just built a new gaming PC, the chances are that you are looking to benchmark your gaming PC. This is something that a lot of people do just to be sure that the PC they have just built performs as well as the reference benchmarks they have of similar configuration. Now, the process of how to benchmark your gaming PC is a very simple one.
You need some tools to get you started, and most of them are available for free on the internet through which you can get the readings and compare them with the rest of the reference benchmarks that you have gathered so far.
As far as the benchmarking process is concerned, we are going to walk you through some of the most basic ways through which you can do that. The first one is going to be taking readings using the specific set of games that are known for putting proper stress on the hardware in every sense of the way.
The next way is by looking at a set of software packages that are used for synthetic benchmarking, these scores do not matter as much as gaming scores because they do not represent the real-world use cases and therefore, is not important for many gamers.
Still, we are going to talk about tools that are used in both situations so you know what you are looking at.
Running Gaming Benchmarks
The first step is to start running benchmarks using a set of games that are known to put stress on both the CPU and the GPU. The purpose is simple, you want to be sure that both of the components are performing adequately, and there is no bottlenecking taking place because that is one thing that we do not want in any build.
With that said, gaming benchmarks are slightly trickier because there are games that ship with their benchmarking tools, and at the same time, there are games that do not have any benchmarking option available.
For the games that do not have any benchmarking option available, you can use MSI Afterburner or other similar tools and use the benchmarking option in that. But for now, we are listing some of the most popular games for benchmarking a modern gaming PC.
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
- Red Dead Redemption 2.
- Cyberpunk 2077.
- Horizon: Zero Dawn.
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
- Grand Theft Auto V.
- Battlefield 5.
- Metro: Exodus.
These are some of the most commonly used games in the benchmarking scenario as they are known to put adequate stress on all the main components of a gaming PC, therefore, you will be able to make the most of the situation with ease and not have any issues either.
With that said, not all of the games have built-in benchmarking tools, therefore, it is better that you are relying on methods such as using MSI Afterburner for the sake of taking benchmarks and recording them.
You can then compare these to the reference benchmarks and see if you are getting the same results. Remember, there are always going to be discrepancies in form of few frames and these are normally ignored.
Moving onto the synthetic benchmarks, as the name suggests, these benchmarks put a synthetic load on your hardware. This means that you should expect 100% load on both CPU, and GPU, or other components that are being tested.
The reason why most gamers who are building a new PC for the sake of gaming ignore these benchmarks is that there are no games or real-world programs that are going to put this much continuous stress on the hardware.
Some of the tools are listed below.
- PassMarkPerformance Test
- Heaven UNIGINE.
For anyone who wants to benchmark their gaming PC to the best of its capability, going through this article is going to provide you with ample assistance in making things happen. You just have to choose the right tools and you will be all sorted.
You can then compare the benchmarks with other references that you may have gathered through the internet or your friends. The point is that benchmarking is very easy and you just have to be on the lookout as to how it needs to be done.