PeaZip is an open-source archiving utility for many platforms. It can be installed and used on Windows, Linux, macOS and also some less known operating systems such as ReactOS. It has become very popular software and is often installed by Windows users on their computers. It supports all the common archive file types such as 7Z, ZIP, RAR, etc. PeaZip is available as both a portable and an installable software. We can use it for everyday compressing and decompressing needs on our computers.
Other than the basic archiving features, PeaZip also comes with many useful tools. For example, it comes with a system benchmark tool that can be used to run a number of benchmarks. These benchmarks are supposed to find how fast compression of a give data set can be performed on your system.
Here is how you can run this system benchmark tool on PeaZip:
- First of all download and install PeaZip from https://peazip.github.io/.
- Once you have installed PeaZip, you can launch it from its desktop shortcut.
- In the PeaZip window, select Tools menu and then System benchmark.
- You will see a number of windows popup on your screen which display the progress of running the benchmark. During this, the CPU usage of your PC might get closer to 100%.
- The benchmark might take 10-15 minutes to complete. During this time, you can prepare a cup of coffee and get a bag of Doritos or Lays whichever you prefer. At the end of the benchmark, you can see the result of single-core and multi-core benchmarks.
From this benchmark, you can see whether PeaZip is able to compress data faster when using multiple cores of your computer’s main processor. A ratio is displayed to this effect. If this ratio is larger than 1 then your PC can compress data faster with multiple cores. The higher this ratio is better your system performs for data compression.