we want to run benchmark tests on our testing PC. We were suprised that the benchmark sometimes shows strong deviations. (sometimes only 20% of the best benchmark value, with several windows versions). I can not explain what happens there. We even made an image of the pc's hard drive that we reinstall every time we run the (two) benchmarks. Still we have those deviations.
The next time when i will do some testing i will check if the following services are not running
- the index service - the defragmentation service - the antivir service
Do you have any ideas what has do be stopped/made/run in addition to the above to make the benchmark more consistent.
We did the benchmark tests with two different benchmark tools and both showed those strong deviations. So i do not think that it is a problem of the benchmark tools. The way the benchmark is run is defined in a word document. Even if we would not understand what has been measured: if the input is the same the output should be also the same. My job is now to make clear what went wrong because if the (benchmark) pc not allways produces the (more or less) same result how can our software be measured.
We did the benchmark tests with two different benchmark tools
Maybe you should talk to the people who provided the tools. Benchmarking computers is a difficult activity at the best of times because there are so many variables to be taken into account, particularly with multi-tasking operating systems.
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