What if I don't know what I'm doing (which tests to use?)
I've just bought a new motherboard et al., and before I take apart the old system, I'd like to do some benchmarks so I can compare the new system to the old.
The test suite looks great and the documentation on how to install and use it is very clear. But I can't find any advice on which tests to use. It appears that everyone knows what they're doing with this thing except me.
I foolishly just tried to "install all" before realising what a monster that was. Is there any recommended list of tests to use? I want to assess the performance of my processor, both in single core tests and using its multiple cores. I especially want to measure the impact of the upgraded memory somehow.
Suggestions for someone who isn't familiar with which tests are best?
Many thanks for any help, even if just a link to somewhere and a comment saying "read this, idiot".
Ah, turns out I am indeed an idiot. I've just checked out Phoronix Global and it has a popular tests chart. This is probably a good guide.
Sorry for the bother,