Benchmarks stay one step ahead — or else
Good benchmark software stays ahead of the hardware curve, so it's not hard to see what's coming down the road. Leading packages like PCMark 8 and Catzilla offer friendly (or even fun) interfaces, making them more appealing to mainstream users. And as laptops slowly replace desktops, even for gamers, you'll see more battery-life tests and other mobile-focused features. For most users, the best packages balance broad feature sets with a reasonable resource burden — and don't make you jump through a lot of hoops to get results.
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