Measure cisco switch and router performance

Hi all,
what is the criteria we should take a look at when comparing
cisco switches
cisco routers
equipments ?
i guess it has something to do with kpps ? but not sure.

Also when you have a running router of switch, what command can give you an idea of the actual performance ?
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Don JohnstonConnect With a Mentor InstructorCommented:
Cisco either measures the performance of it's equipment by PPS (Packets Per Second) or bps (bits per second).

Here's their router performance sheet:

Here's their switch performance sheet:

The best measurement would be from hosts, not the router or switch itself. Most FTP clients will measure the throughput of a download.
Kamran ArshadConnect With a Mentor IT AssociateCommented:

Do an independent benchmarking;
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