Microsoft makes bold performance claims for its Edge web browser, stating that it’s significantly faster than both Firefox and Chrome. We run our own benchmarks to test Microsoft’s claims and see how the top four browsers stack up in the latest build of Windows 10.
The Windows Experience Index, a rating of the performance of a user’s PC, went away starting in Windows 8, but the underlying performance tests that generated this score remain, even in Windows 10. Here’s how to run the Windows System Assessment Tool and generate your PC’s Windows Experience Index Score in Windows 10.
If your Mac is experiencing random shutdowns or poor performance, a CPU stress test may help identify the cause. While there are third party utilities that can stress test your Mac, here’s how you can perform basic CPU stress testing with an easy Terminal command.
Project Spartan, Microsoft’s new Web browser for Windows 10, is finally in the hands of Windows Insiders. Microsoft is betting a lot on its next-gen browser, but how does it stack up to IE and competing browsers when it comes to performance? Read on to check out our benchmark showdown of Spartan, IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
With the recent launch of Parallels 10 and Fusion 7, consumers are once again left wondering which virtualization platform to choose for their Mac. We take a comprehensive look at both, and compare how they perform to each other, and to the free VirtualBox, with benchmarks examining overall processing power, graphics performance, and real-world tests like battery life and video encoding. Read on for our full results.
Primate Labs, the company behind the popular multi-platform benchmarking tool Geekbench, released a major update to the software late Thursday. Version 3.0, a paid update, introduces dozens of new and revised tests, separate scores for single-core and multi-core performance, a new file format for storing results, Dropbox integration, and a completely revamped interface across all versions. Geekbench measures processor and memory performance only, and does not consider factors such as drive speed and GPU capabilities while calculating its score. While…