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A benchmark is a standard, or set of standards, that a product or process can have to show a level of quality. It can also be a test that a person makes a product like a computer do to see how good it can do a task, or set of tasks.

In business benchmarking is the practice of comparing business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time and cost. In project management benchmarking can also support the selection, planning and delivery of projects. In computing benchmarks are to test the CPU or the GPU. People use benchmarks to see if their computer can run some kinds of software or games. People also use benchmarks to see if one piece of hardware is better than another.

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