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Offline Fitz

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M3D Processor Benchmarks
« on: October 24, 2018, 10:26:06 PM »
Been a while since I've checked in on the Fractalforums community, but the old forum used to have a thread where users ran a test render and posted the results based on which processor they have:

http://www.fractalforums.com/mandelbulb-3d/benchmark-your-processor/

I don't really have anything to add to the existing benchmarks since I'm currently using an i7 4770 (cKleinhuis gave a render time of ~11 seconds on page 3), but given the migration to the new forum and a bunch of new processors having been released since the old forums closed, I figured it might be useful to see if anyone has some more recent hardware. I've been thinking of building a new system using one of the new 2950x Threadrippers as a rendering workhorse, but don't really want to pull the trigger on a $900 processor without getting some hard figures first. Closest thing in the old thread is an impressive benchmark for the previous generation's 1950x coming in at ~2.8 seconds, and the new generation seems to improve on that by a significant margin in common rendering programs such as Blender and Cinebench. The 2990WX is of some potential interest as well with its 32 hyperthreaded cores, but it's both extremely expensive and can only be properly utilized by a seemingly small group of programs which may or may not include M3D.

Here are the figures from the old thread (I added some replies from the third page which hadn't been updated in the OP) along with the test parameter:

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PROCESSORS:

AMD Athlon 3000+ (Stonevoice)
3 minutes and 57 seconds

Celeron M 1.6 ghz
3 minute and 32 seconds

Opteron 154  2.8Ghz (blob)
2 minute and 23 seconds blob, that is slower than a $25 processor from ebay!, but it is a Kool computer.

AMD x2 2.2Ghz (socratease)
2 minute and 10 seconds

1 minute and 49 seconds
Wine on Macbook pro 2.4 C2D (socratease)

Core2Duo 2.0Ghz (ant123)
1 minute and 18.8 seconds

MacBook Pro (2.53 GHz Intel Core i5) under Parallels (KRAFTWERK)
49.2 seconds

Intel Core 2 CPU E8400 @ 3.00 GHz
48 seconds (cytotox)

Intel Core 2 duo @ 3.24 Ghz (E6750)
47 seconds (ant123)

i3 M 350 @ 2.27 GHz (Kameelian)
46.3 seconds

Intel i7-860, Quad Duo Core, 2,8gHz (skyzyk)
38.6 seconds

Phenom 9850 Quad-Core 2.5ghz (Don Whitaker)
38 seconds

Core2Quad 2.4GHz (oppenheimer)
35.8 seconds

Core2Quad Q6600 @2,4GHz (ziegfrid)
34.6 seconds

Core2Quad 2.33GHz (buddhi)
32.3 seconds

AMD Phenom II 965...3.4gh (haltenny)
26.6 seconds

I7 740-QM  @ 1.73GHz (4 Core, 8 Threads, Turboboost: 2.93 Ghz)
25.7 seconds under Linux Wine (ker2x)

i5 750 2.66Ghz (madman)
23.6 seconds

dual quad Xeon 2.0 Ghz, Win-7/64-bit (mrcharles)
22.5 seconds

i7 920 @2.66 Ghz
19.5 seconds (dainbramage)
19.3 seconds (bib)

Phenom X6 3.3ghz (expectation)
18.5 seconds

i7 930 @2.80GHz - Dell XPS (mario837)
17.6 seconds

Dual quad core Xeon Mac Pro @2.33GHz (fractalgee)
14.5 seconds including ambient shadows calc

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (Gerrit)
12 seconds

i7 4770k 3,5 ghz -  (cKleinhuis)
11 seconds

Intel Xeon X5482 3.2GHz (dual quad cores) 16 GB DDR2 800MHz Vista SP1 64-bit (Nahee_Enterprises)
10.2 seconds

i7 2600k 3.4 GHz [OCd to 4.4 GHz] (4 core/2threads per core), Win7 64-bit (Kameelian)
9.1 seconds

2015 iMac 5K Skylake (xahhax)
9.1 seconds

i7-6700K 4.0GHz (Sabine62)
8.5 seconds

Threadripper 1950x at 4.1 Ghz (AtomicNixon)
2.8 seconds

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TEST PARAMETER:

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Keep in mind that these figures generally don't take into account anything besides the processor, so factors like RAM and motherboard configuration could potentially affect the outcome as well. I didn't really keep up on the proposed remake of M3D and don't know how far the development of it went, but as far as I know they never managed to add GPU support so the CPU speed should still be the only relevant figure.

Not sure if everyone was using the same version of M3D in their renders, but my guess is that the results should be more or less the same regardless.


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« Last Edit: October 25, 2018, 06:42:20 PM by Fitz »

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Re: M3D Processor Benchmarks
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 03:00:58 AM »
My 2990X is in the mail and I'll be happy to give you a number. I do have a M3D installed but never really used it. How do I load that benchmark?

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Re: M3D Processor Benchmarks
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 03:36:55 AM »
My 2990X is in the mail and I'll be happy to give you a number. I do have a M3D installed but never really used it. How do I load that benchmark?

Just copy the parameter text to your clipboard, open up a version of M3D, use the "open from text" icon in the top left, then hit the big "Calculate 3D" button on the right side of the main window. If you never used M3D you might have to do the thing where you switch over from the "open" to the "ini" tab and direct the program to where the formulas are located.

For the 2990WX, in the cluster of tabs underneath the "Calculate 3D" button, the "internal" one should allow you to set the number of threads it's utilizing assuming it doesn't autodetect it.

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Re: M3D Processor Benchmarks
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 03:52:40 AM »
Just copy the parameter text to your clipboard, open up a version of M3D, use the "open from text" icon in the top left, then hit the big "Calculate 3D" button on the right side of the main window. If you never used M3D you might have to do the thing where you switch over from the "open" to the "ini" tab and direct the program to where the formulas are located.

For the 2990WX, in the cluster of tabs underneath the "Calculate 3D" button, the "internal" one should allow you to set the number of threads it's utilizing assuming it doesn't autodetect it.
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Just did that but don't see render time. Some display went op to 12s and disappeared. (This is on my current 4 core  CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz).

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Re: M3D Processor Benchmarks
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 05:03:29 AM »
It will display the time it takes as it's going but I don't think there's a way to make it display how long it took once it's done. For a 2600, 12-13 seconds sounds about right.

e: Never mind, check the post below.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2018, 06:50:50 PM by Fitz »

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Re: M3D Processor Benchmarks
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 06:16:44 PM »
@gerrit and @Fitz, you can find the render-time on the Internal-tab in the main-window at Main calc time


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