Use Geekbench to measure impact of 3rd party software

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26 Sep, 2019 10:39 AM


I want to measure the impact of 3rd party software on a system, e.g. an Antivirus.
My idea is to get the geekbench score without the Antivirus and one more time with the AV installed and compare the numbers - on the same machine.

Do you think it makes sense to use Geekbench for comparison in this scenario?

- Philipp

  1. 1 Posted by Artem S. Tashki... on 01 Oct, 2019 04:49 PM

    Artem S. Tashkinov's Avatar

    Under normal conditions AVs should have zero impact on your PC performance. If it's not zero, your AV is probably not good.

    There's one scenario when they do have impact: it's when you run applications, open/copy/move/save files. If there's no file system activity, again there should be no impact.

    Also, they way GB works it doesn't really fit the purpose. You probably should use something which runs as a sustained workload, e.g. video encoding/rendering/etc.

  2. 2 Posted by Philipp on 02 Oct, 2019 06:52 AM

    Philipp's Avatar

    Thank you for this precise answer. I will find another way to test the impact.

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