PC Wizard

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PC Wizard

A system information utility that is strong in workstation description and benchmarking.

4

Our rating: 

4

Pros & Cons:

Strong in workstation description and benchmarking, regularly updated.
The installer is bundled with the "Ask Toolbar". Installation of the toolbar is optional.

Our Review:

PC Wizard is a system information utility that is strong in workstation description and benchmarking. It's a well implemented program with a nice multi-panel display with different analysis functions easily selectable using sidebar buttons.

It provides a little less system information than SIW but the benchmarking feature makes up for it. Benchmarks can be run on individual parameters such as processor performance, memory and cache speed, video performance and hard drive speed, or can be run for all functions with the single press of a button. In the latter case, an overall numeric system performance index is also calculated.

Overall, PC Wizard is an impressive system utility well suited to those who want to get a better understanding of their PC's configuration and performance. The fact that it is regularly updated adds further to its appeal.


PC Wizard was reviewed by on based on version 2010.1.961.

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Comments

Followed your link but hitting any of the download buttons gives a 404 error

CPUID appear to have stopped developing PC Wizard which makes it progressively less useful with newer hardware. It also has long-standing bugs which can cause it to crash on some systems. I used it for many years but stopped because a system info utility needs to be up-to-date.