As a tech I am often in the position where a computer’s performance just doesn’t match the shiny sticker on the outside of the box boasting unlimited power hereafter! So just how capable is the CPU in your machine and how many operations can it handle at ~100% CPU saturation on all cores?
Multithreaded CPU Stress Test using Mersenne Primes
Stressing your CPU
In this article I wrote a short C++ CPU Stress Test Program to benchmark this using the Mersenne Primes algorithm.