Getting Started with Novabench

Installation and Requirements

Novabench is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux on the download page.

Windows Requirements

  • Windows 7 or newer (64-bit)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.2. You can download .NET during installation, if needed.

Mac Requirements

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra or newer
  • Graphics test: Approx. mid-2012 newer Mac for Metal API

Linux Requirements


Novabench tests your computer's performance in minutes. Your computer's Novabench Score is easy to compare online - letting you know if your computer isn't running as well as it could be, or helping you make informed upgrade decisions.

Quick Start

  • Download, install, and run Novabench
  • Press Start Tests on the main screen
  • Wait 1-2 minutes for the tests to run
    • Don't use your computer during the tests
    • It's best to close other applications before testing
  • Press View Performance Charts and Comparisons to compare your score online

Next Steps

Copyright © 2007-2022 Novabench Inc.