Released in 1992, iCOMP is short for Intel comparative microprocessor performance. It is an overall rating system that originally combined five benchmarks: CPUmark32, Norton SI-32, SPECint_base95, SPECfp_base95, and the Intel Media Benchmark. This system is utilized to give users a better overall rating and comparison of computer processors.
iCOMP was updated twice with the introduction of iCOMP 2.0 and iCOMP 3.0. The last version of iCOMP used six benchmarks: WinTune 98, CPUmark 99, 3D WinBench 99, MultimediaMark 99, Jmark 2.0, and WinBench 99-FPU WinMark. These benchmarks were added to help give a better rating of the Intel Pentium 3 processors that included additional graphic and sound instructions.