Software for checking computer components and testing performance

Have you purchased a new hardware or computer, and want to be reassured that it contains the same technical specifications that you requested when purchasing? Do you want to make sure of its stability and review the events it is going through before starting to operate and work on your professional business programs or your favorite games? Do you want to measure its strength and calculate its results and compare it with the results of other devices on the Internet? All are expected questions that come to our mind when buying new hardware, laptop or even smart phone parts. Any user has the right to find an answer to all these questions, in addition to that it is necessary to check the computer every now and then to check its temperature, measure its strength and compare its performance results with the results of other devices in order to decide whether or not he needs to upgrade some of the computer components.

Therefore, we brought to you 20 different tools that have the ability to analyze all parts of the hardware and delve into reading its technical specifications, measuring its strength and extracting its results, and if you are waiting for these tools to provide support for different operating systems Windows, Linux, IOS or Android you will definitely find some of the tools that we have chosen provide Support for all operating systems. It is worth noting that most of these tools are free, although you will find that some provide better benefits when they are only upgraded to the paid versions. Now let us present to you a set of tools and programs dedicated to reading the technical characteristics of hardware parts and checking their condition, then we move to programs to measure speeds and calculate the results of hardware parts:


It is a simple tool that is well known and easy to use, and there is no risk of using it with either computers or smartphones. In fact, it is one of the most popular tools used in the hardware world for nearly 20 years.

It is normal for any central processor to contain some code, and manufacturers AMD and Intel allow these instructions to be activated within the processor in order to unveil a wealth of information and readings that the user can know and understand. These instructions include the type of the central processor, its brand and the number of cores. And its frequency speed, space cache levels and much more. And all this information belongs to the CPUz tool. In the past, this tool did not have the huge amount of information and advantages that became available in the new versions. In addition to the features of the central processor, it had the ability to check the model of the motherboard and the version of the BIOS program and know the types, size and speed of the RAM frequency And the graphic card too.

In addition, the application contains a simple tool (Bench) to measure the power of the central processor and compare the performance results of the single core and the multiplicity of cores with some other central processors whose reference results are added within the application, it also contains a tool (Stress Test) to pressure the central processor to ensure its stability after breaking operations the speed. In fact, CPUz is an indispensable tool for any desktop computer or laptop, in addition to a dedicated version of the tool for smartphones.


One of the more specialized tools for reading graphics card specifications only, works in the same way as CPUz, by gathering information stored in the code of the graphics processor. GPUz tool developed by the team of the popular hardware site Techpowerup. Regardless of the fact that it does not contain any means to measure the performance of graphics cards, it is based on reading the technical specifications of the card and understanding the state of the sensors built into the GPU and the graphics card as a whole, such as their temperature, frequency speed, energy consumption percentage, the speed of the card’s ventilation fans and basic voltages. It is distinguished by knowing every small and large in the technical specifications of the graphics card and includes clarifying the type of video memory and its bandwidth, knowing the symbolic name of the processor and clarifying the modern technologies supported by the processor. Unfortunately, there is only one GPUz utility that supports Windows and is completely free.


One of the tools that we explained earlier so that you can take full advantage of its features. Unlike CPUz or GPUz, HWiNFO comes to specialize in scanning every little and every major computer while providing comprehensive reports of events and business conditions. If you want our personal opinion, it can be a great and sufficient alternative to all the other testing tools. Starting from checking the sensors of the motherboard, the central processor, the graphics card, and all their work states, to the speed of the Internet connection. Moreover, there is an On-Screen Display window that you can rely on to read the speed of hardware parts and display their results on the screen while you are in the games. It is very popular thanks to the constant technical support by the developers and its freebies that allow all users to try it.


One of the most reliable tools in the world of hardware and very loved by a large group of enthusiastic players and overclockers, and it is very similar to the same HWiNFO tool in the ability to read every small and large in the computer system, but it is not free, you will only have a grace period of 30 days You will then need to upgrade to the paid version. The distinctive feature of AIDA64 tool is its ability to support various operating systems, and unlike HWiNFO there is a version for smartphones. In addition to all of the above, it contains the feature of testing the stability of the central processor and pressing it after overclocking operations, and therefore we recommend overclocking enthusiasts to use and rely on it.

5-Open HWM:

If you work on Linux, your options may be limited and very few, however, the Open HWM tool is one of the tools that continues to provide support for this system, certainly with support for Windows. The tool is very similar to the previous tools, especially HWMonitor, in the way the sensors display all parts of the computer. Fortunately, the tool is completely free, but it is not an easy-to-use tool and requires third-party tools to be able to use it and open the readout files that you recognize.


One of the most popular tools that we preferred to rely on in the past due to its easy and detailed explanation of hardware parts, was developed by the same team responsible for the famous CCleaner cleaning tool. In fact, Speccy is one of the tools that still retains its popularity in the hardware world and among the mass of users. If you feel that the HWiNFO tool is complex and complex in its clarification of the characteristics and specifications then you should try the Speccy tool, it has an easy presentation that is a simple summary of all the events that the components are going through with clear diagrams to show the internal storage capacity, RAM and CPU features. Unfortunately, the only problem with this tool is that you will have to pay for the full version in order to be able to take advantage of the full features of the paid version, what else you might be surprised that the free tool is not able to read the specifications of the hardware parts very accurately, especially with modern hardware specifications.


A preferred tool for Linux users, they can be relied upon to fully read the technical specifications of hardware parts and hardware. Unfortunately, it is not a supportive of Windows system and is developed by a small Polish team. It has the advantage of clarifying all computer specifications, including the storage disks, the audio system, and the operating system distribution structure. The only downside to I-Nex is that it seems unable to support modern hardware parts and components, so if you have the latest hardware and prefer to rely on Linux, you might be surprised by its inability to explain the correct report for all components.


If you want a simple, easy-to-use, clear, and completely free tool, you can definitely rely on HWMonitor. This tool was programmed by the same developers as CPUz, but it has what CPUz failed to do. Including checking part temperatures, voltages and fan speeds, you’ll find all you need to know. The only downside to this tool is that it is sometimes not able to recognize the names of all the sensors built into the components and does not know its details accurately, however it shows its status, whether it is a sensor to indicate the speed of frequency or temperatures, and remember that the tool is available for Windows systems only.


If you are on the verge of overclocking or need to be assured of the stability and operation of new hardware components, you will find OCCT will do just that. It is not a tool for reviewing and measuring performance, instead it puts pressure on each of the central processor, graphics and random access memory and puts them under extensive testing to ensure and reassure the efficiency of their work and the extent of their stability in the event of heavy workloads. It also contains the feature to support the hardware sensors that explain its technical characteristics, monitor its temperature, voltages, load percentage, and the amount of energy it consumes, along with some graphs to illustrate the speed of the frequencies and the way they work.


One of the most controversial tools, the reason for this is that some users who are fans of the blue and red team constantly claim and complain about the unfair and inaccurate final results they get. We do not know what is the reason for the strong prejudice against it, naturally the same thing happens with all other review tools, this is the nature of the bibenchamark. In any case, the purpose of the PerformanceTest tool is not limited to measuring and calculating the final results, but it is a quick standard tool to make sure that things are going correctly, regardless of how it displays the reviews that some consider as strange and not serious results, but in the end it provides A comprehensive review methodology that includes the central and graphic processor, RAM and storage units, above all this tool is free for 30 days, simple in use and significantly improved from the previous, so why not try it.

11-PCMARK 10:

The program is well known and the one with great fame and wide in the world of hardware reviews. PCMARK 10 specializes in reviewing and calculating the performance of hardware parts in many of the businesses and processes most commonly used for personal computers, from calculating performance strength while working on Office applications through to video broadcasts and even testing performance in games. The program is developed by Futuremark, and one of its best features is its method of visualizing and presenting events that attract the user’s attention during the benchmark process. The free version contains a comprehensive and fast review process, but the premium version contains more features regarding laptop battery testing and storage performance as well as working performance on professional business applications such as Adobe.

12- 3DMARK:

The famous program that also falls under the banner of Futuremark is the 3DMARK program, but it is one of the most popular programs among the audience of players and reviewers of graphic cards in particular, thanks to its continuous and continuous support and keeping pace with modern graphic techniques to review graphics cards through a set of heavy graphic tests that extract the full power of the processors Graphical uses its full resources to test its stability after overclocking.

Fortunately, a version for Windows and another for Android and IOS systems comes free, while the paid version contains a set of additional tests and the ability to modify the graphic review method. No doubt any user would be looking forward to trying it due to the beautiful visuals it contains during the benchmark process. Moreover, it provides the ability to record the results on a database record on the Internet to compare them with the rest of the other results, sometimes some users can achieve record numbers, but this is in the case of owning the most powerful and expensive hardware. It is one of the best and indispensable programs after overclocking graphics cards, as it contains all the complex graphic features that face graphics cards in games.

13-CineBench 20:

The program is very simple and it is developed by Maxon, the company responsible for developing Cinema 4D, which is dedicated to reviewing the performance of the central processor and calculating its results in the ability to process a complex graphic scene that is fully analyzed in front of the user. And he recently started to support RayTracing technology, this program does not use any resources by the graphic processor at all except for sending results to it to display on the screen, but it uses all the resources of the central processor to test the speed of its performance in graphic works that are based on a single core or multiple cores. It does not go deep into the benchmarking process and benchmark like PCMARK 10, but it is easy to use and fast by analyzing a single graphic scene, at the end it provides you with the performance result in the form of a number of yellow dots to be compared with the reference results of other central processors.

14-GeekBench 5:

One of the tools most used in specialized technical website reviews is the GeekBench 5 tool, despite the many criticism it faces, but it is one of the exceptional tools that provides support for all operating systems, including Android, IOS, Linux, and the other two for sure. In our personal opinion, the only downside is that it can be described as very classic and regular, meaning that it does not contain attractive graphics or graphics during the process of pressing hardware parts like the rest of the other tools, but it fulfills the same purpose and achieves the goal that is required of it. It performs a series of quick tests with some mathematical operations similar to the processes facing hardware parts during use with professional business programs such as montage and graphic design. But it is like other tools that allow the ability to display a table of results that can be uploaded to the basic database of the program on the Internet to measure and compare results with other parts and components of hardware.


One of the popular tools for Linux and macOS users, and certainly supportive of the Windows system and are widely relied upon in technical hardware reviews that come out of specialized sites thanks to the ease of dealing with them and their easy and quick clarification of the results and their comparison with the database installed on the Internet on the main page of the program. You may notice that it does not contain any visual images for display during the Benchmark process like PCMARK 10 and is not as efficient as a program like SiSoft Sandra in being able to analyze the results of every small and large in detail, but it does provide a performance review for both the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage solutions, and above. All this is easy, simple, fast and free. And because it is a light tool, it is possible to perform reviews on it while the user is performing his other work without the slightest problem. But if you decide to upgrade to the paid version, you will get some additional features such as checking the events and conditions of the computer that it is going through, such as temperatures, the percentage of battery wear in laptops, and some other additions.

16-SISoft Sandra:

SiSoft Sandra is a professional program that you should be fully aware of and have sufficient knowledge to understand its characteristics and features and how to work on them in order to be able to get the most benefit from it. Unlike all previous tools, this tool comes to include everything inside it, from comprehensive reports on technical specifications and delves into knowing all the minute details about it, until it begins the testing process and the benchmark of hardware parts very professionally. As it appears before you in the picture, the program is rich in measuring tools and calculating the performance of hardware parts in many different operations, and personally we recommend this method from the Benchmark, if you try to test the overall performance through Overall Computer Score, the testing process will look as if it will last forever (really long and requires time and patience Long), in addition to that it is a very heavy process and drains all the resources of the hardware parts, and thus you will definitely notice your inability to use the computer throughout the review period.

One of the great tools that should be used after overclocking operations to calculate the value of the results and clarify the performance difference ratios that you obtained, or to ensure the stability of the hardware parts work normally .. If you encounter errors or problems such as the blue screen or restart the computer by itself, these are signs of the existence Faulty breakage, not to mention the complete freeze that you could be exposed to. Therefore it is preferable to use the review tools separately. In terms of measuring performance, you will notice at the end a page that shows you the results of computer power and compares them with the different computer platforms whose results are found on the Internet.

17-UNIGINE Superposition:

Developed by UNIGINE, which has been known for many years for its ability to develop graphics engines for the gaming world. This program is a complete set of tools that make you indispensable from any of the previous versions, such as Vally and Heaven. As usual, the company offers a set of stunning and eye-catching graphics and scenes that make you ready to go through the review process over and over again after overclocking your graphics card. The review is to add a load of heavy graphics consisting of 60 million graphic triangles and 30 different light sources to extract the full voltage of the graphics card and test its stability after breaking operations.

The program is free and supports both Windows and Linux, but there is a paid version that allows you to compare the final results with the rest of the results on its official page, if you decide to support developers or do its comprehensive set of reviews you will have to buy the full version (which is really expensive) but it allows For the user to be assured of the strength and stability of the graphics card work after the breakage operations … Perhaps the purpose of the paid version is only some advanced work and professional users.

18-Basemark GPU:

It may have been called by that name because it is in fact developed by the same programmers responsible for developing 3DMARK, and in fact there does not seem to be much difference between the two except in the way different graphic reviews and scenes are presented during the penschmark stages. But Basemark GPU provides what 3DMARK failed to do, as it provides support for all operating systems that you can imagine Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android and IOS, which means if you have a lot of hardware that needs review, this is the best application for you. On the downside, you will notice that it is almost 1GB in size, although it does not contain many review methods, but if you decide to buy the paid version you will definitely have many of them.

19-HD Tune:

HD Tune is a tool for reading the health of storage units, reviewing their performance and the events they experience while working. The tool is free for a limited period and after that you will not be able to use it, but it is one of the tools rich in methods that monitor the state and efficiency of storage capacities of various kinds, read their temperatures and work order, ensure the safety of storage sectors and search for damaged ones. In addition, it provides a quick review system to measure the speed of performance and check errors in more than one way. We think it’s one of the best and indispensable tools when it comes to storage solutions.


CrystalDiskMark is one of Benchmark’s core programs for storage units and speed testing. It is very classic and does not contain any graphs or graphics during the benchmark process, instead it uses some computing intensive operations to measure the speed of storage solutions in read and write operations. This program only supports Windows and does not provide aggregate results or a way to compare results over the Internet. But through random and sequential read and write speeds, you can calculate and measure these results individually with the results extracted by the hardware sites specialized in reviewing storage solutions.

21- 7Zip

In fact, 7Zip is not a review program or checking hardware components or anything like that, although you will be surprised by its presence in all reviews of technical websites specialized in reviewing storage units, and all this thanks to the presence of a very simple compression process built into it, this process is Compress and decompress a dummy file full of different types of data, and through this process, the efficiency of cache and RAM is measured and the extent to which they are affected by the speed of the processor while carrying out heavy workloads on business programs, similar to the same work of compressing and decompressing large files, and this is in order to calculate the time period Required for the hardware components until you finish this process. Just search for the Benchmark process in the Tools toolbar at the top of the program. This test is quick and does not require a long period of time (depending on the speed of the hardware components), but it is better not to do any heavy work on the computer during the review because of the program’s use of many central processor resources and storage units.

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