Network performance testing for devices and systems can be a daunting task for vendors and end-users given the cost of test equipment and the investment that the companies have to spend in developing relevant tests and understanding the results. During the last couple years, a group of low cost computing systems have been introduced that are very capable from a functional point of view, but how well do they actually perform? Can they be used in a low-cost performance testing lab system to validate ICS devices before they go into production? Can end-users use them to capture live traffic in their network and get reliable performance results? This talk will discuss how and when different types of equipment can be used to develop a low-cost network performance testing lab. It will also show results from a series of performance tests conducted on some of the equipment and with different testing architectures.