PC Benchmark for Windows 8 is an effective and useful piece of software geared towards users who need to perform a complex benchmark of their PC and measure the speed of the main components such as system storage, RAM memory, CPU (also known as Central processing unit) and GPU (that stands for graphics processing unit).

Additionally, it can be used on any ARM-based Windows RT device that does not allow you to test the speed of its components, unless dedicated programs are used.

The application only runs in full screen, so if you are performing other activities, you will have to switch back and forth between PC Benchmark for Windows 8 and your desktop.

Benchmarking, which is usually associated with assessing performance characteristics of PC hardware, provides you with a reliable means of running a number of standard tests and comparing specific components such as HDD, CPU, RAM and GPU.

Testing such components might come in handy for users who need to compare the performance of various computer systems along with their specifications.

When you launch PC Benchmark for Windows 8 for the first time, you will notice four tests that you can easily perform, namely ‘Disk Test’, ‘CPU Test’, ‘RAM Test’ and ‘GPU Test’. You can either run them individually or altogether.

In case you choose to benchmark all the tests from a single run, the process might take a while since it needs to gather information from each component. After that, it will display the required information for the scanned components, while the process still runs.

All in all, PC Benchmark for Windows 8 proves to be a steady solution when it comes to performing an in-depth benchmark of your computer.