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  1. Feel free to show off your benchmark score(s) here. If you need help with something it's probably better to make a new topic. My laptop (Late 2013 Macbook Pro): My current desktop (2015): My old desktop (2011): My older desktop (2008): My very old laptop (2004):
  2. Hi Stephen, Can you post some examples of the scores you're seeing? Some small variance (a few percent up or down between runs) is normal due to randomness in activity and OS scheduling. It shouldn't only increase, however.
  3. SLI performance is complicated. As you mention, doubling performance is basically never going to happen. Speed-up can vary a lot between card models and configurations. Can you enable "SLI visual indicators" - as shown below - as a quick check that it's working at all? Just let me know how much of the green SLI bar fills during the test.
  4. Novabench won't install

    Jim, I see a few people posting about this issue with installers for other software as well. I think it may be related to permissions on your PC and not something we can fix yet on our end. Here is a workaround for now: Open Start Menu Type "cmd" to search for command prompt Right click Command Prompt, and "Run as Administrator" Type: cd Downloads (or wherever you downloaded novabench.msi) Type: msiexec /i novabench.msi WIXUI_DONTVALIDATEPATH="1" That should let the installation work. If anyone else is seeing this problem, please let me know.
  5. Newly built PC help

    Both your CPU and GPU are significantly underperforming. There might be a configuration problem. Take a look at our guides here for some tips on what to do next:
  6. Thanks for reporting this. I've merged your post with an existing post of likely the same problem. This is a high priority for me to fix!
  7. error message

    Confirmed as a bug: opencl test doesn't run on some compatible hardware. Will fix soon.
  8. Marking this as solved. If you're still seeing this please open a new topic and include your .nbr file.
  9. Depending on your hardware there might be an open source runtime: Otherwise you can install the GPU drivers from your vendor's website (AMD, Intel, NVIDIA)
  10. Thanks for pointing this out. Move the .license file out of bin and into the same directory as ./novabench I'll fix the activation script in beta 2.
  11. Thanks, this one should be fixed now too. If anyone else is still seeing this let me know

    Welcome. Please post a link or screenshot to your score so we can help
  13. This should be fixed now! Can I get a confirmation from anyone who was seeing this problem?
  14. Bob

    Here's a primer on comparing your score: Your computer's score is in line with other's for that config., so there's no indication of any problem that needs to be addressed.
  15. Problem running GPU test

    The search issue should now be resolved
  16. Bob

    Looks like a good result for your computer. Do you have any particular questions about it?
  17. Problem running GPU test

    Please make sure you have the latest graphics drivers: Thanks for letting me know about the search error, I'll look into it.
  18. Bob

    Welcome! You can paste the link to your result here if you submitted it to Otherwise, some people choose to post a screenshot from the program.
  19. Easiest is a to get a new graphics card. Changing the CPU would mean you'd need a new motherboard (and probably RAM) as well.
  20. We have a few guides that might help, but you're probably going to need to buy a new graphics card to get the performance gain you want. For Minecraft specifically, Microsoft re-wrote the Windows 10 edition, and you might get better performance from it than the standard Java Minecraft.
  21. It looks like our server throws an error for a few specific test result configurations. If anyone seeing this problem can post their .nbr result file here, it would help me to fix this. (File -> Export -> Export Current Result)
  22. Thanks for reporting this. I've done a few optimizations to the NovabenchService start-up time - it should be very quick. However, if you're still seeing a bit of a hang booting windows you can set NovabenchService from Automatic to Manual start-up mode under Services. Here's some more info on what the service does: The ESENT and other errors you're seeing should be harmless.
  23. Newbie to PC.

    Well you're on the right track with overclocking. We have some guides that may have a bit more here: Also afaik, PUBG is not the most well optimized game.
  24. Won't Load

    There are no known issues running it on Win 8.1. Does the installer run correctly? Does the program simply not load when clicked? Since your post I've released 4.0.2. Can you try that as well?
  25. novabench

    Thanks for your suggestion. I'd like to bring it to iOS in the future, but there are no plans at the moment.