Press Release: Puget Systems Launches PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve

PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve includes testing for 4K and 8K media, plus GPU effects and Fusion.

Auburn, WA (November 30, 2020) – Puget Systems ( today announced a new initiative – the PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve – to address the need for comprehensive, repeatable and consistent benchmark testing for colorists, editors, and VFX artists using DaVinci Resolve. This benchmark is designed to thoroughly test many aspects of Resolve using real-world projects and workflows, and the latest CPU, GPU, and other hardware components.

“The world of computing is vast and there is no way we can feasibly test every possible combination of hardware available. However, with the resources we have in our own labs, we have the ability and technical know-how to test as many combinations of system components as possible. We’re limited only to our imagination,” said Jon Bach, president of Puget Systems. “Since we care so deeply about improving and furthering both the workstation and content creation industries as a whole, we have decided to make many of our benchmarks available for public download.”

While Puget Systems offers free versions of its benchmarks that allow individuals to evaluate the performance of their own systems, PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve will also provide specific commercial-use benchmarks that will include features that are often desired by those performing testing for commercial applications, such as system reviewers, hardware/software developers and workstation manufacturers.

Puget Systems uses these benchmarks while publishing their own articles that look at the performance of the latest CPU, GPU and other hardware components that creative professionals rely on in their professional workflows.

PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve: What’s Included

Puget Systems has developed five distinct benchmarks optimized for the DaVinci Resolve community, including testing for:

  • 4K Media
  • 8K Media
  • GPU Effects (OpenFX and Noise Reduction)
  • Fusion

With the exception of the 8k Media, all the tests support either the Free or Studio version of Resolve. For more information, details on system requirements, and instructions for running PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve Licenses, please visit:

Pricing and Availability

The PugetBench for DaVinci Resolve Licenses is available free of charge for individual, personal use. For professional, commercial usage, which includes email support, automation and logging will be priced at $750 USD.

About Puget Systems

Puget Systems is based in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, WA, and specializes in high-performance, custom-built computers. We emphasize customization with laser focus on understanding each customer’s specific workflow, and offer personal consulting and support that we believe is becoming quite rare in the industry. Our goal is to provide each client with the best possible computer for their needs and budget. For more information or to see how Puget Systems can design a system specifically tailored to the work that you do, please visit