On-Mode Computer Testing Tool
Using this testing tool in combination with the defined test setup, users can measure the power and performance of a personal computer.
This software tool allows individuals to test the performance and power consumption of personal computers.
Personal computers are essential to the functionality and productivity of society today across Europe and around the world. But how well do they perform their tasks and how much energy do they use?
To help answer these questions as they pertain to one of our most frequently used devices, CLASP and GTD, with input from DIGITALEUROPE and their members, developed a software tool to measure active power and performance of personal computers (I.e., products covered under Lot 3).
This updated software tool is designed to:
- accurately assess the energy use and performance of the computer when executing tasks;
- be agnostic of operating system, architecture and configuration;
- be low cost and easy to use for manufacturers and market surveillance authorities alike; and
- be open source so it may become part of independently reviewed and updated performance testing software
Software Download and Usage Instructions
Learn how to download and use the tool
Click the “Download Tool” button above to access the tool and create a USB key containing the Computer Efficiency Test Software. The file is 9GB and must be downloaded prior to creating the USB key.
If you already have a previous version of the software, you can update your USB key by running the update script as outlined in the Software Manual, section 3.4.
Software Manual: Read this manual for instructions on using the software – including information on required equipment, hardware setup, and software execution.
This tool is the result of a multiyear partnership between CLASP, and DIGITALEUROPE.
Current version 2022-09-19
This tool has been under development for over two years. Please visit the GTD site to access archived versions of the tool and a log of revisions made between the earlier drafts.