Basis Universal

Basis Universal is a GPU texture codec. This test times how long it takes to convert sRGB PNGs into Basis Univeral assets with various settings.

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

Project Site

github.com

Test Created

21 March 2020

Last Updated

12 March 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

20 Seconds

Average Run Time

4 Minutes, 45 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + CMake

Accolades

10k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result UploadsReported Installs*Test Completions*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsBasis Universal Popularity Statisticspts/basis2020.032020.042020.052020.062020.072020.082020.092020.102020.112020.122021.012021.022021.032021.042021.0510002000300040005000
* 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.
Data current as of Sat, 08 May 2021 13:32:46 GMT.
UASTC Level 023.0%UASTC Level 226.9%UASTC Level 326.9%ETC1S23.2%Settings Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/basis-1.1.0   [View Source]   Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:06:17 GMT
Update against Basis Universal 1.13 upstream.

pts/basis-1.0.2   [View Source]   Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:18:50 GMT
Few changes to enable macOS support for Basis.

pts/basis-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:51:41 GMT
Fix RDO post-processing option.

pts/basis-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:02:54 GMT
Initial commit of Basis Universal compression benchmark for Windows and Linux.

Suites Using This Test

C/C++ Compiler Tests

Creator Workloads

Texture Compression

Game Development


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Basis Universal 1.13

Settings: UASTC Level 2

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 306 public results since 12 March 2021 with the latest data as of 7 May 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
# Matching Public Results
Seconds (Average)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 15
Median
50th
25
33rd
3
36 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 54
21st
3
56 +/- 1
9th
3
100 +/- 6
4th
3
165 +/- 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Settings: UASTC Level 2302 Results Range From 9 To 192 Seconds9233751657993107121135149163177191205306090120150

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Basis Universal 1.13 - Settings: UASTC Level 2) 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 BenchmarkSettings: UASTC Level 2Run-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 1.99 / Max: 10

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 RunsSettings: UASTC Level 2Deviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.06 / Max: 2

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does 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 BaseBasis Universal CPU Core ScalingSettings: UASTC Level 246812162432641.743.485.226.968.7

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
SSE2 (SSE2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
MOVDQU CVTSS2SD PUNPCKLQDQ MOVDQA PSHUFD CVTSI2SD UCOMISD DIVSD MULSD MOVAPD ADDSD MOVD PADDQ PSRLDQ CVTTSD2SI COMISD CVTSD2SS CVTTPS2DQ SHUFPD SUBSD ANDPD MAXSD SQRTSD UNPCKLPD CVTPS2PD MULPD CVTPD2PS CVTDQ2PS MINSD XORPD PMULUDQ
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, znver2).
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VBROADCASTSS VZEROUPPER
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, znver2).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTD VPERMQ VPERM2I128
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 31 January 2021

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

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