Blender

Blender is an open-source 3D creation and modeling software project. This test is of Blender's Cycles benchmark with various sample files. GPU computing via OpenCL, NVIDIA OptiX, and NVIDIA CUDA is supported.

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

Project Site

blender.org

Test Created

11 July 2016

Last Updated

25 February 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

27 Seconds

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 58 Seconds

Test Dependencies

BZIP2 + OpenGL Utility Kit (GLUT) + OpenCL

Accolades

150k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures

x86_64
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Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsBlender Popularity Statisticspts/blender2016.072016.112017.012017.032017.052017.072017.092017.112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.032021.052021.078K16K24K32K40K
* 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 1 August 2021.
Pabellon Barcelona17.0%Classroom20.5%BMW2727.9%Barbershop16.8%Fishy Cat17.8%Blend File Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
NVIDIA OptiX26.7%CPU-Only25.7%CUDA27.6%OpenCL19.9%Compute Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/blender-1.9.0   [View Source]   Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:02:18 GMT
Update against Blender 2.92 upstream.

pts/blender-1.8.0   [View Source]   Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:54:31 GMT
Update against upstream Blender 2.90.

pts/blender-1.7.1   [View Source]   Sun, 17 May 2020 15:33:56 GMT
Add macOS support, add more download mirrors.

pts/blender-1.7.0   [View Source]   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:07:03 GMT
Update against Blender 2.82 upstream.

pts/blender-1.6.0   [View Source]   Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:28:12 GMT
Update against Blender 2.81.

pts/blender-1.5.1   [View Source]   Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:55:34 GMT
Fix for Blender 2.80 Python API preferences handling for GPU selection.

pts/blender-1.5.0   [View Source]   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:39:52 GMT
Update against Blender 2.80 upstream.

pts/blender-1.4.1   [View Source]   Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:47:17 GMT
Square away the Windows support.

pts/blender-1.4.0   [View Source]   Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:43:14 GMT
Update against Blender 2.79a, plumb in initial Windows support.

pts/blender-1.3.2   [View Source]   Sun, 26 Nov 2017 16:05:28 GMT
Fix GPU download link

pts/blender-1.3.1   [View Source]   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 09:34:23 GMT
Add new Barbershop scene.

pts/blender-1.3.0   [View Source]   Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:15:52 GMT
Update against Blender 2.79 upstream

pts/blender-1.2.0   [View Source]   Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:35:10 GMT
Update to upstream 2.78c

pts/blender-1.1.1   [View Source]   Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:44:56 GMT
Add explicit CPU-only / NONE acceleration option

pts/blender-1.1.0   [View Source]   Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:02:29 GMT
Update against upstream Blender 2.78a

pts/blender-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:09:41 GMT
Initial commit

Suites Using This Test

Multi-Core

OpenCL

Common Workstation Benchmarks

CPU Massive

Server CPU Tests

Creator Workloads

Renderers

NVIDIA GPU Compute

Game Development


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Blender 2.92

Blend File: Fishy Cat - Compute: CPU-Only

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 401 public results since 25 February 2021 with the latest data as of 1 August 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)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 57
Median
50th
102
34th
3
166 +/- 1
31st
8
197 +/- 17
27th
5
223 +/- 24
Low-Tier
25th
> 249
21st
4
291 +/- 1
19th
4
323 +/- 1
16th
4
351 +/- 3
15th
3
401 +/- 1
12th
4
444 +/- 3
11th
3
449 +/- 1
11th
3
463 +/- 2
10th
3
468 +/- 47
10th
3
469 +/- 1
8th
3
502 +/- 1
8th
4
518 +/- 56
6th
3
536 +/- 23
4th
3
798 +/- 1
3rd
3
936 +/- 37
2nd
3
1428 +/- 2
1st
3
1577 +/- 3
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Blend File: Fishy Cat - Compute: CPU-Only400 Results Range From 30 To 1580 Seconds30691081471862252643033423814204594985375766156546937327718108498889279661005104410831122116112001239127813171356139514341473151215511590306090120150

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Blender 2.92 - Blend File: Fishy Cat - Compute: CPU-Only) has an average run-time of 9 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 BenchmarkBlend File: Fishy Cat - Compute: CPU-OnlyRun-Time1020304050Min: 1 / Avg: 8.34 / Max: 52

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 RunsBlend File: Fishy Cat - Compute: CPU-OnlyDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.06 / Max: 3

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 BaseBlender CPU Core ScalingBlend File: Fishy Cat - Compute: CPU-Only46812162432643691215

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.
 
PUNPCKLQDQ PADDQ PSUBQ SHUFPD SUBSD MOVDQU CVTSS2SD CVTSI2SD ADDSD MULSD CVTSD2SS SQRTSD DIVSD MOVAPD CVTTSD2SI MOVD UCOMISD COMISD CVTSD2SI MOVDQA MAXSD PSRLDQ CVTDQ2PS CVTPS2DQ ANDPD ANDNPD CMPNLESD ORPD XORPD MINSD CMPLTSD PSHUFD PMULUDQ PUNPCKHQDQ MULPD ADDPD UNPCKHPD MOVUPD UNPCKLPD DIVPD SUBPD MOVLPD MAXPD MOVHPD SQRTPD CMPLESD CMPNLTSD CVTTPS2DQ PSHUFLW PSHUFHW CVTDQ2PD CVTPD2PS PSLLDQ MOVNTDQ CMPLTPD CVTTPD2DQ CMPLEPD CVTPS2PD CVTPI2PD MOVDQ2Q MOVQ2DQ
SSE3 (SSE3)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
HADDPS MOVSHDUP LDDQU ADDSUBPS MOVDDUP HSUBPS MOVSLDUP
SSSE3 (SSSE3)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
PABSW PSIGNW PMULHRSW PSHUFB PMADDUBSW PALIGNR PABSD PSIGND PHADDD PABSB PHADDW
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 VPERMILPS VBROADCASTSS VINSERTF128 VEXTRACTF128 VMASKMOVPS VPERM2F128 VBROADCASTSD VBROADCASTF128
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VINSERTI128 VPBROADCASTD VPMASKMOVD VEXTRACTI128 VGATHERDPS VPGATHERDD VPBLENDD VPERM2I128 VPERMQ VPBROADCASTQ VGATHERQPS VPERMD VPBROADCASTB VPBROADCASTW VPERMPS VPSRAVD VPSLLVD VPGATHERQQ
FMA (FMA)
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD132SS VFMADD231SS VFMADD231PS VFMADD132PS VFMADD213SS VFNMADD231SS VFNMADD132SS VFNMADD231PS VFMSUB132PS VFMSUB231SS VFMSUB132SS VFMADD213PS VFNMSUB132SS VFNMADD213PS VFNMADD132PS VFNMADD213SS VFMSUB213PS VFMSUB231PS VFMSUB213SS VFMADD231PD VFMADD213PD
Last automated analysis: 9 May 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries librt.so.1, libutil.so.1, libpthread.so.0, libdl.so.2, libX11.so.6, libXi.so.6, libXxf86vm.so.1, libXfixes.so.3, libXrender.so.1, libm.so.6, libGL.so.1, libc.so.6, libxcb.so.1, libXext.so.6, libGLdispatch.so.0, libGLX.so.0, libXau.so.6, libXdmcp.so.6, libbsd.so.0, libmd.so.0.

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