Humble's software bundle for PC lovers is brimming with power tools, for a bargain

If you’ve been looking to pick up some reputable benchmarking software at a bargain price, now's the time.

Ah, benchmarking. It’s the time-honored way of proving your new PC is a world wonder, a legend of much renown. Or perfectly average, as the case may be.

If you’ve been looking to pick up some reputable benchmarking software at a bargain price, Humble Bundle’s got you covered. We just wrote about Humble’s 30-for-$30 indie game bundle yesterday, but today the company put up another package, known as the Humble Software Bundle for PC Lovers.

Hey, that’s us!

The stars of the attraction are 3DMark and PCMark, the same benchmarking software we use for our own hardware reviews. Both are useful for relative placement tests, spitting out a number to tell you where your PC stands in comparison to other hardware, with the former focusing on graphics power and the latter on general-purpose PC use. 3DMark is included in the beat-the-average tier, which currently sits at a little over $5. PCMark is in the highest $12-or-more tier.

Considering 3DMark lists for $30 on Steam and PCMark for $50, either tier is a pretty great deal. The rest? A grab-bag of software, some good, some bad, including Daemon Tools Pro, VRMark, EaseUS Partition Master, and more. Six months of BackBlaze Online Backup is nothing to sneeze at, either, though the benchmarking suite is probably the main draw for PC gamers.

Whether you’re looking to do some serious testing or just hoping to get an idea where you stand, it’s not a bad way to nab some cheap tools. The bundle runs for the next two weeks, and if it functions like a standard Humble Bundle we might also see more software added next week. We’ll keep you updated.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Hayden Dingman

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?