QwikMark: Simple Portable PC Benchmarking Tool


QwikMark‘ is a basic, portable, PC benchmarking tool available free from the vTask Studio developers. QwikMark will measure CPU speed in gigahertz and gigaflops, as well as data transfer rates for hard drive and RAM.

Download consists of a tiny 84KB single executable, no installation is necessary, just double click the downloaded executable to run the program:

qwikmark - desktop

As you can see from the above screenshot; the four basic tests can be run individually or all automatically – one after another. The screenshot was taken after running QwikMark’s tests on my desktop. Here are the comparable results taken from my laptop, also running Windows 7 but 32-bit:

qwikmark laptop

While QwikMark might be a tad primitive for serious benchmarking, it could be a handy little tool to help compare basic performance levels between various machines or hardware components. The software also provides a nice little summary of system resources, including precise CPU details as well as amounts of memory installed. The fact that QwikMark is so small, and portable, and free, certainly adds a lot of appeal.

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.