Catzilla makes PC benchmarking a joy

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Nic Healey can usually be found on a couch muttering about aspect ratios and 7.1 channel sound - which is helpful given that he's the home entertainment guy at CNET.

It's not usually the most exciting of activities, but Catzilla could make anyone enthusiastic about benchmarking.

The eponymous Catzilla.
(Credit: AllBenchmark)

PC benchmarking can sometimes be a dry and dusty task, waiting for results while graphics and programs populate your screen.

But Michal "Bonzaj" Staniszewski — director of the PlayStation Network game Datura — has come up with something a little more enjoyable: Catzilla.

It's basically a short animation about an rampaging giant cat that will also test your PC's graphic capabilities. It's still in Beta, but you can grab a copy — and some great wallpapers from it — over at AllBenchmark.

Or you can just watch the video below. Warning: contains dubstep.

EDIT: If you like the soundtrack, you can grab it from Subsquare Music by clicking here.

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zielonyberet posted a comment   

Hey, Catzilla is on Steamlight Greenlight right now, i hope it will be on Steam platform to buy. If you like this software go to: and vote!


zielonyberet posted a comment   

This benchmark just go over beta phase and now its 1.0 relase. Check features like game titles validations vs tested PC’s. Here is info about this relase:


KarlJ posted a comment   

This gives a SUPER low score for my desktop and it's far from slow. (i7-3770 3.4GHz, 16Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, ATI Radeon HD 7000 x2)


Shannon.Roberts posted a reply   

Nice Firepower with respect to the processor and SSD Drive. did the software give a slow score specifically on certain parts ?, as i could only guess you were was low due to RAM. I can see you also have a high powered graphics card(s).

It might like windows 7 benchmark, takes your lowest stat and makes it the avg figure ?

Some of my game crazy friends are using 32GIG ram with a high mhz, does yours or have you got standard ram chips ?

Just a thought...

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