RESEARCH PAPER: What To Consider When Benchmarking Workstations

By Anshel Sag, Patrick Moorhead - April 12, 2021

Moor Insights & Strategy believes that benchmarks need to follow a specific set of rules to be useful. They must be up to date and relevant to specific workloads. The guiding principle of running any benchmark is that it must assess a system’s performance in a particular application or workflow in a way that reflects a typical user experience. This means that a benchmark for professional workstation users should test professional applications and test them in a way that reflects day-to-day usage.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Workstation Market Conditions
  • Research
  • Conclusion
  • Table 1: Consumer/Prosumer Benchmark Research
  • Table 2: Professional Benchmark Research
  • Table 3: Benchmarking Analysis

Companies Cited:

  • Adobe
  • Autodesk
  • AMD
  • Avid
  • Boxx
  • Dassault Systemes
  • Dell
  • Esri
  • Eurocom
  • HP
  • Lenovo
  • Maingear
  • Maxon
  • PTC
  • Puget
  • Siemens
  • Silverdraft
  • Velocity Micro
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Anshel Sag is Moor Insights & Strategy’s in-house millennial with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Anshel has had extensive experience working with consumers and enterprises while interfacing with both B2B and B2C relationships, gaining empathy and understanding of what users really want. Some of his earliest experience goes back as far as his childhood when he started PC gaming at the ripe of old age of 5 while building his first PC at 11 and learning his first programming languages at 13.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.