Why is your CPU (processor) score low in the Lumion Benchmark test?

Why is your CPU (processor) score low in the Lumion Benchmark test?

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Poster: Morten
Article ID: 2611
Posted: Thu 21 Dec 2017
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QUESTION
Why is your CPU (processor) score low in the Lumion Benchmark test?

ANSWER
The first step is to double-check that your CPU (processor) meets or exceeds the minimum requirement in this Knowledge Base article. The minimum is 3.0 GHz, with 4 cores or more.

If there's a lot of CPU activity in the background during the Benchmark test, it will affect the CPU score significantly. An example is if you try to run the Benchmark test when Windows hasn't finished booting yet. Also, anti-virus software might be scanning your harddrive in the background.

To be sure that the CPU activity isn't affecting your score(s), please check the level of activity in the Task Manager: Click on the Windows task bar -> Start Task Manager -> Processes tab -> Click on the CPU column so the most demanding processes are at the top. If there's any processes that are using more than say, 4-5%, please close the corresponding applications (assuming they are non-essential applications) - or wait for them to finish before starting the Benchmark test.

As the Lumion benchmark test is very quick and superficial, we recommend that you test your PC with much more accurate benchmark utilities to see if it is underperforming or not.

A couple of examples are 3DMark Basic Edition and PassMark Performance Test. Once you've got those results, you can compare them to PCs with similar configurations.



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