If you use your PC for just about anything other than basic tasks like surfing the web or streaming, you probably keep an eye out for your PC’s performance. Knowing what parts to upgrade can be a lot easier when you know the weakest component of your machine.
In this article, we’re going over a few ways you can rate your PC’s performance in Windows 10.
Running benchmarks is a sure-shot way of knowing how your PC holds up to modern standards. You’ll also be able to compare your PC to others on online leaderboards. You can use software like Geekbench, 3D Mark, MSI Afterburner, Cinebench to benchmark your PC.
Run the Windows 10 System Performance Rating test
Windows 10 comes with an in-built command-line tool that can rate your system’s components and help you decide what components to upgrade.
There are two ways you can run this tool.
- Using WIndows Powershell.
- Using Command Prompt.
We’ll be covering both methods.
Using Windows PowerShell
Here’s how to run the tool using Windows Powershell.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to bring up the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.
Step 2: Type the following command and press enter.
get-wmiobject -class win32_winsat
This will output your hardware’s rating out of 10.
Using Command Prompt
If you want to use the command prompt instead, follow these steps.
Step 1: Right-click the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Type the following command and hit enter.
Step 3: When the process is finished, head over to the following directory to find the results in an XML file.
Here you can see your hardware rated out of 10.
Using the Performance Monitor
You can also use the Windows Performance monitor to put a number on your hardware.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Performance Monitor. Click the corresponding search result.
Step 2: Head over to Data Collector Sets, then System. Right-click System Diagnostics and click Start.
Step 3: Once the test has finished running, head over to Reports > System > System Diagnostics followed by your computer’s name. Scroll down to find your hardware’s rating.
This should help you decide what hardware to upgrade,
Using the Windows Experience Index on Windows 7
If for some reason, you’re running Windows 7, you can find your system ratings by using Windows Experience Index, which rates your hardware from 1.0 to 7.9.
Step 1: Right-click on Computer and select Properties.
Step 2: Click on Windows Experience Index to run the tool.
Also read: Generic PnP Monitor issue in Windows 10: 5 Fixes.