Using Windows Hidden Benchmarking Tools

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  1. Jason


    Sep 26, 2005
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    Using many of Vista's built in performance benchmarks to test your hardware setups

    These are very simple and quick utilities you can use for benchmarking open cmd prompt and enter WINSAT:

    Command line usage:

    WINSAT <assesment_name> [switches]

    Valid assessment names

    formal run the full set of assessments and save the results

    features just run the features assessment

    cpu run the cpu assessment

    mem run the system memory assessment

    dwm run the desktop window manager assessment

    d3d run the d3d assessment

    media run the media assessment

    mfmedia run the Media Foundation based assessment

    disk run the storage assessment

    An assessment name is mandatory.

    The 'formal' assessment will run all the assessments and save the data

    in '%systemroot%\windows\performance\datastore' This is the only

    assessment that will save data in this location.

    The 'features' assessment simply enumerates the system's features.

    This is best used with the '-xml <filename>' switch to save the data.

    The '-eef' switch can be used to enumerate extra features such as

    optical disks, memory modules, and other items.

    Other command line paramters include include:

    '-v' enable verbose output

    '-xml <filename>' save the XML output to 'filename'

    Running the "winsat dwm" command will re-assess the systems graphics

    capabilities and restart the desktop window manager.

    Please see the online Command Reference for more information

    on the command line parameters used with the other assessments.

    My Tests

    I ran some of the utilities just to try them out against my desktop and laptop works great!

    C:\Windows\system32>winsat features

    Windows System Assessment Tool

    > DWM running... leaving it on

    > System processor power policy saved and set to 'max performance'

    > Running: Feature Enumeration v1.0.0.0 ''

    > Gathering System Information

    > Run Time 00:00:00.70

    > Operating System : 6.0 Build-6000

    > Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+

    > TSC Frequency : 2611600000

    > Number of Processors : 0

    > Number of Cores : 2

    > Number of CPUs : 2

    > Number of Cores per Processor : 30

    > Number of CPUs Per Core : 1

    > Cores have logical CPUs : NO

    > L1 Cache and line Size : 65536 64

    > L2 Cache and line Size : 1048576 64

    > Total physical mem available to the OS : 2.74 GB (2,951,675,904 bytes)

    > Adapter Description : NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 400

    > Adapter Manufacturer : NVIDIA

    > Adapter Driver Version :

    > Adapter Driver Date (yy/mm/dd) : 2007\4\26

    > Has DX9 or better : Yes

    > Has Pixel shader 2.0 or better : Yes

    > Has LDDM Driver : Yes

    > Dedicated (local) video memory : 250.49MB

    > System memory dedicated as video memory : 0.00MB

    > System memory shared as video memory : 495.41MB

    > Primary Monitor Size : 1280 X 1024 (1310720 total pixels)

    > WinSAT is Official : Yes

    > Total Run Time 00:00:01.84

    > The System processor power policy was restored

    C:\Windows\system32>winsat disk

    Windows System Assessment Tool

    > Running: Feature Enumeration v1.0.0.0 ''

    > Run Time 00:00:00.70

    > Running: Storage Performance Asses
    Jason, Jan 1, 2008
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