Benchmark and utility list
Okay, here's what I've found so far:Utilities:Everest Home Edition
available at: http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?page=product&view=1Description:
EVEREST Home Edition is a freeware1 system information, system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for home PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. It offers the world's most accurate system information and diagnostics capabilities, including online features, memory benchmarks, hardware monitoring, and low-level hardware information.The MobileMeter
MobileMeter is a system monitoring utility designed for laptop PCs running under the Windows environment. It can show the following information.
Battery charge/discharge rate
Desktop PCs are usually designed to allow the OS to directly read the sensor values, but this is not true in most laptop PCs. Mobilemeter may be able to read the temperature even in such laptop PCs.Motherboard Monitor
available at: http://www.pcextreme.net/downloads.phpDescription:
Motherboard Monitor is an extremely useful utility that allows you to monitor your CPU speed, temps, fan speeds, and CPU utilization.WinTemp.exe
WinTemp available at: http://www.edi-logistik.se/5660_temp.zipUse this tool at your own risk!
(Can anyone confirm that this works with the 8790? I haven't gotten mine yet).Description:
This quick-and-dirty utility is an ugly hack with the purpose of monitor the CPU temperature on a Clevo 5600D/Sager 5660 with windows xp. Its only tested under these conditions, but its possible that it works with all Sager 56xx under any windows OS, and perhaps many more laptops with similar IC design and Phoenix bios.
The reason for me to make this tool, is that its not possible to monitor the temperature with the utilities that already exists. The reason for that is that the temperature sensor is not placed on the smbus of the southbridge (Intel 82801 ICH3-S) but instead on the smbus on the H8 keyboard/ACPI EC (embedded controller).
The natural way to communicate with the EC and its smbus would be through an ACPI API. But there exists no ACPI API for windows applications, only for device drivers, and I have yet to find out if the sensor is exposed that way.
Instead this application communicates directly with the hardware through IO ports. The EC is connected to IO ports 62h and 66h. This is the lowest level of communication and thats how the cpu communicates with the EC.FRAPS
available at: http://www.fraps.com/downloads.htmDescription
Fraps is designed as a generic tool for DirectX and OpenGL games. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:
Benchmarking Software - See how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting onscreen while running your games. You can even perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own applications.
Screen Capture Software - Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want to capture the screen. Your screen captures are also automatically named and timestamped.
Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Well now you can! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 1024x768 at 30 frames per second!TVicHW32 5.0
TVicHW32 available at: http://www.edi-logistik.se/tvichw50.zip
TVicHW32 is a general purpose device driver that can be used by practically any programming language. It lets you access and control hardware directly from any Win32 application under Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000 without having to use the Windows DDK.TVicHW32's main capabilities are: direct port I/O access, obtains pointers to physical memory,simultaneous handling of multiple hardware interrupts and more.NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS WITH BATTERY POWER AS THE BATTERY CANNOT HANDLE THE FULL LOAD
BurnIt available at: http://www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm
Passmark’s BurnInTest is a software tool that allows all the major sub-systems of a computer to be simultaneously tested for reliability and stability.
Assists in PC Troubleshooting and diagnostics.
The best value professional Burn In tool on the market !!
Avoid delivering D.O.A. (Dead on Arrival) hardware to your customers.
Dramatically reduce your burn in times with multithreaded simultaneous testing of components.
Build your image as a supplier of quality systems.
Avoid costly downtime, system rebuilds and lost data.
Test the stability of a system after configuration changes or hardware upgrades (critical for overclocking).Powerstrip v3.59
available at: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,6241,00.aspDescription:
Access your graphics board directly from your system tray with this handy utility. PowerStrip offers a variety of features, including desktop size and calibration controls, custom display settings, system diagnostics, font controls, customizable hotkeys, and on-the-fly color depth. PowerStrip also has direct hardware support for many chips, allowing you to control your display sub-system.Battery Bar
available at: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,6924,00.aspDescription:
Why play the guessing game of how much longer your laptop is going to last on its battery's power? Battery Bar shows you exactly how much time you have left before your laptop says goodnight. It also displays the current percentage of battery power left. It continuously displays status icons so that you can always tell if your laptop is on AC, charging, on battery power, or if your battery is low. When you are charging the battery, Battery Bar shows the amount of time until the battery is fully charged. You can also specify a battery percentage level at which Battery Bar will shut down the computer.NetMonitor 3.0
available at: http://download.com.com/3000-2381-10...ml?tag=lst-0-1Description:
This program calculates your actual connection speed (TrueSpeed), shows kilobytes received and sent, features a keep-alive function that prevents your ISP from disconnecting you, synchronizes your PC clock at start-up, and much more. (Thought this would be good if you're testing the 8790's internal wireless connection speed)Benchmarks-Bench'EmAll 2.55
available at: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=544Description
This is a tool to launch a set of your favourite 3D game benchmarks and synthetic 3D tests in a single batch job automatically. Bench'emAll! will do all the boring stuff for you:start the benchmark, wait for result fps and write result to the file.
Bench'emAll! - this program can help you to do automatic common benchmarking or stability tests with your computer, basically 3D hardware.
All benching results program will stored in 'result' subdir of AutoBench3D catalog. 'items' dir contains all important files for benching. Feel free to modify them for changing tests configurations.SiSoft Sandra 2004:
available at: http://http://downloads.guru3d.com/d...e15e73587a5d2c
Full Support for PDA / Smart Phone devices: All 10 benchmarks and many modules are fully supported on PDA and unlocked Smart Phones1
Remote benchmarking of Pocket PC 2000, 2002, Windows Mobile 2003 and Smartphone 2002, 2003 operating systems. (based on Windows CE 3.0 and Windows .Net CE 4.2 For details see Compatibility List
Two dedicated Internet Benchmarks: Internet/ISP Connection & Peerage Benchmarks
Removable Storage/Flash Benchmark in addition to the File System Benchmark
Multi-platform benchmark results (Win32 x86/IA32, Win64 IA64, Pocket PC ARM)
Multi-language combined installer: English, French, Dutch, Russian and Italian (new in 2004).
Greater support than before for the revolutionary AMD Opteron/Athlon 64/Athlon FX-64 single and multi-processor architecture (AMD Athlon 64/Athlon FX-64 CPUs; SiS 755/760, VIA K8T800/M chipsets; AMD 8111, SiS963/964 south bridges; NUMA up to 32/64 nodes; ACPI 2.0; SMBus 2.0)
Support for Intel Pentium 4 2x400MHz architecture (Intel Pentium 4 2.4-3.2GHz EE CPUs Intel 865FX, 848P, 855PM/DDR333, SiS 648FX, 655FX chipsets; SiS 964 south bridges)
Support for Intel Pentium M mobile architecture (Intel Pentium M 1.2-1.8GHz CPUs; Intel 855GM/DDR333 chipsets)
Support for USB 2.0 High-Speed USB controllers (Enhanced HCI)PC Mark 2004 (build 110):
available at: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=703Description:
PCMark™04 is the latest version of the popular PCMark series. PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including very large applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark04 to be a smaller installation as well as to report very accurate results. As far as possible, PCMark04 uses public domain applications whose source code can be freely examined by any user.3D Mark 2001SE (build 330):
available at: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=320Description:
3DMark®2001 SE Pro (build 330) is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX®8.1 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. The game tests, texturing tests, filtering tests, image quality tests, and others give you an overview of your system’s current performance and show you what kind of performance you could expect if you were to upgrade your PC.3D Mark 2003 (build 340):
available at: http://http://download.guru3d.com/3dmark/Description:
3DMark®03 is the latest version of the highly favoured 3DMark series. By combining full DirectX®9.0a support with completely new tests and graphics, 3DMark03 Pro continues the legacy of being the industry standard benchmark. The high quality game tests, image quality tests, sound tests and others give you an extremely accurate overview of your system’s current gaming performance. Benchmarking has never been so good!(Can anyone comment on the pros/cons of each of these benchmark utilities? Also might be good to include a thread about how to overclock one's GPU for testing)
Please post all benchmark scores using the above format onto $tack$-[WaM]'s thread (http://notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=18938
available at: http://www.pcextreme.net/downloads.phpDescription:
AquaMark3 allows PC users to easily measure and compare the performance of their current and next-generation PC systems. It provides a reliable benchmark which helps users to configure their systems for the best gaming performance.
The AquaMark3 executes a complete state-of-the-art game engine and generates 3D scenes designed to make the same demands on hardware as a modern game.
The utilized game engine, the krass™ Engine, has been used in Aquanox and AquaNox 2: Revelation as well
as in the upcoming RTS Spellforce
by Phenomic Game Development. It is accepted industrywide and well-known to deliver high-performance graphic effects with superior quality.XMark 7.0
available at: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=627Description:
Slated for a beta release in late June, 2003, the upcoming XMark 7.0, also known as Carleton, will undoubtedly become the most comprehensive and user friendly benchmarking tool available. Version 7.0 will continue to use Microsoft .NET, like its predecessor, XMark.NET 2002. However, major changes to the core of the program will be made, mainly to make it run faster, be more responsive, more flexible, more stable, and definitely use fewer system resources.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows NT 4.0 SP6a, Windows 98 and 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, LonghornRenderBench v.2.0
available at: http://jason57.iwarp.com/case/RenderTest.rarDescription:
A program that allows one to benchmark their GPU's rendering speed.
(Please note: need WinRar to unpack)
There's what I've got so far. Looking forward to checking out my lappy on the 1st. I've read something about Heinrich's tools. What is this? Should this be included in this thread? If so, please post address to download and a brief description.