ASTC Encoder

ASTC Encoder (astcenc) is for the Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC) format commonly used with OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and Vulkan graphics APIs. This test profile does a coding test of both compression/decompression.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark astcenc.

Project Site

github.com

Test Created

18 August 2020

Last Updated

3 June 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

25 Seconds

Average Run Time

5 Minutes, 57 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + CMake

Accolades

10k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsASTC Encoder Popularity Statisticspts/astcenc2020.082020.092020.102020.112020.122021.012021.022021.032021.042021.052021.062021.072021.082021.0912002400360048006000
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 21 September 2021.
Thorough31.8%Exhaustive36.7%Medium31.5%Preset Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/astcenc-1.2.0   [View Source]   Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:27:28 GMT
Update against ASTC Encoder 3.0.

pts/astcenc-1.1.0   [View Source]   Fri, 12 Mar 2021 06:43:29 GMT
Update against upstream ASTCENC 2.4.

pts/astcenc-1.0.2   [View Source]   Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:05:12 GMT
Fix for building on AArch64.

pts/astcenc-1.0.1   [View Source]   Wed, 11 Nov 2020 20:49:44 GMT
Fix for macOS build.

pts/astcenc-1.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:43:45 GMT
Initial commit of Arm ASTC Encoder (astcenc) benchmark.

Suites Using This Test

Creator Workloads

Texture Compression

Game Development


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

ASTC Encoder 3.0

Preset: Medium

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 236 public results since 3 June 2021 with the latest data as of 24 September 2021.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Seconds (Average)
94th
6
3.573 +/- 0.036
92nd
9
3.611 +/- 0.256
87th
4
3.925 +/- 0.013
83rd
3
4.045 +/- 0.029
80th
7
4.058 +/- 0.007
78th
3
4.081 +/- 0.023
Mid-Tier
75th
> 4.114
75th
4
4.117 +/- 0.004
73rd
3
4.150 +/- 0.025
71st
3
4.200 +/- 0.033
71st
15
4.210 +/- 0.233
68th
3
4.264 +/- 0.002
67th
4
4.277 +/- 0.011
64th
4
4.292 +/- 0.007
64th
3
4.296 +/- 0.007
61st
3
4.366 +/- 0.008
57th
4
4.382 +/- 0.012
55th
3
4.494 +/- 0.003
54th
6
4.528 +/- 0.073
53rd
3
4.587 +/- 0.036
51st
3
4.628 +/- 0.066
Median
50th
4.687
49th
3
4.712 +/- 0.014
45th
5
4.800 +/- 0.021
40th
10
4.863 +/- 0.027
39th
3
4.913 +/- 0.010
37th
3
5.081 +/- 0.025
35th
3
5.168 +/- 0.018
34th
4
5.216 +/- 0.083
33rd
3
5.319 +/- 0.027
31st
3
5.434 +/- 0.017
31st
3
5.441 +/- 0.015
29th
3
5.747 +/- 0.180
29th
3
5.752 +/- 0.046
27th
3
5.841 +/- 0.022
26th
3
6.213 +/- 0.015
Low-Tier
25th
> 6.216
24th
3
6.249 +/- 0.028
23rd
3
6.457 +/- 0.011
22nd
3
6.558 +/- 0.025
19th
6
6.608 +/- 0.015
18th
3
6.660 +/- 0.023
17th
4
6.713 +/- 0.007
14th
4
7.147 +/- 0.021
14th
4
7.148 +/- 0.012
11th
3
7.325 +/- 0.003
10th
4
7.332 +/- 0.032
8th
3
7.475 +/- 0.036
6th
3
7.844 +/- 0.005
6th
3
7.847 +/- 0.074
5th
3
8.373 +/- 0.077
3rd
4
9.866 +/- 0.010
1st
4
9.909 +/- 0.033
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Preset: Medium232 Results Range From 3 To 10 Seconds33.5834.1664.7495.3325.9156.4987.0817.6648.2478.839.4139.9961326395265

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (ASTC Encoder 3.0 - Preset: Medium) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkPreset: MediumRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1 / Max: 1

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsPreset: MediumDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.07 / Max: 1

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

No, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does not generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseASTC Encoder CPU Core ScalingPreset: Medium4681232640.68131.36262.04392.72523.4065

Notable Instruction Set Usage

Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.

Instruction Set
Support
Instructions Detected
SSE 4.2 (SSE4_2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since at least 2010.
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
POPCNT
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VINSERTF128 VEXTRACTF128 VPERM2F128 VBROADCASTSS VPERMILPS
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VEXTRACTI128 VINSERTI128 VGATHERDPS VPGATHERDD VPERMQ VPERM2I128 VPBROADCASTB VPBROADCASTD VPBROADCASTQ VPSLLVD VPBROADCASTW VPERMD VPSRAVD
FMA (FMA)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD213SS VFMADD132SS VFNMADD132SS VFNMADD231SS VFMADD231SS VFNMADD213SS VFMSUB132SS VFMADD231PS VFMADD132PS VFMSUB132PS VFMSUB231SS VFMADD213PS VFNMADD231PS VFMSUB213SS VFMADD231SD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 9 May 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libm.so.6, libpthread.so.0, libc.so.6.

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