We often find ourselves sitting in technology demonstrations where an excited product or marketing executive points to the Windows Experience Index as proof of how fast their machine is.
The thing is, there are a myriad of methods for benchmarking the performance of a PC, each one with pros and cons.
It's such a big topic for us that in the new issue of PC & Tech Authority magazine we've included a primer for DIY benchmarking - different software you can use, choosing synthetic benchmarks, and the why's and wherefores of the caper.
Depending on your particular bent, it can be an addictive pastime.
With this in mind, we're curious if any of you have ever benchmarked your PC, and why or why not. How often do you test your PCs performance? Is it the satisfaction of knowing what your PC can achieve, or are you just curious? Maybe you used to be obsessed with performance, but now you have different priorities when it comes to your system. Tell us about it in the comments below.