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 NVIDIA OptiX and NVIDIA CUDA is currently supported.

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

Project Site

blender.org

Source Repository

git.blender.org

Test Created

11 July 2016

Last Updated

3 December 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

26 Seconds

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 58 Seconds

Accolades

150k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

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/blender2016.072016.112017.012017.032017.052017.072017.092017.112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.032021.052021.072021.092021.112022.018K16K24K32K40K
* 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 24 January 2022.
Classroom19.5%BMW2728.5%Barbershop13.6%Fishy Cat20.0%Pabellon Barcelona18.4%Blend File Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
NVIDIA OptiX17.3%CPU-Only65.0%CUDA17.7%Compute Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/blender-3.0.0   [View Source]   Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:08:32 GMT
Update against Blender 3.0 upstream release.

pts/blender-1.9.1   [View Source]   Thu, 04 Nov 2021 14:22:17 GMT
Update download links for Barbershop blend files, old mirror broke.

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 3.0

Blend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 527 public results since 3 December 2021 with the latest data as of 29 January 2022.

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)
79th
32
77 +/- 7
Mid-Tier
75th
> 93
75th
10
93 +/- 3
70th
3
112 +/- 1
68th
10
119 +/- 9
64th
8
144 +/- 6
59th
10
157 +/- 12
56th
3
174 +/- 1
55th
3
179 +/- 2
52nd
5
189 +/- 3
Median
50th
198
50th
4
198 +/- 1
46th
3
234 +/- 2
42nd
15
262 +/- 19
42nd
11
270 +/- 28
40th
6
282 +/- 7
40th
6
283 +/- 4
37th
5
299 +/- 2
35th
5
302 +/- 1
33rd
5
309 +/- 1
31st
7
329 +/- 1
30th
4
335 +/- 1
29th
5
337 +/- 10
26th
3
364 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 380
25th
3
388 +/- 4
24th
7
415 +/- 23
19th
29
439 +/- 8
17th
3
455 +/- 9
13th
3
517 +/- 2
11th
5
534 +/- 3
10th
5
565 +/- 42
9th
3
619 +/- 2
8th
3
656 +/- 81
7th
5
700 +/- 7
6th
3
719 +/- 2
5th
3
757 +/- 16
4th
8
848 +/- 6
3rd
3
952 +/- 4
2nd
5
1401 +/- 9
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Blend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only499 Results Range From 14 To 3514 Seconds1484154224294364434504574644714784854924994106411341204127413441414148415541624169417641834190419742044211421842254232423942464253426042674274428142884295430243094316432343304337434443514306090120150

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Blender 3.0 - Blend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only) has an average run-time of 18 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: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-OnlyRun-Time306090120150Min: 1 / Avg: 17.76 / Max: 178

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: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-OnlyDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.13 / 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.

AMDIntelOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseBlender CPU Core ScalingBlend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only4681664510152025

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 MOVDQA SUBSD MOVDQU CVTSS2SD CVTSI2SD ADDSD MULSD CVTSD2SS SQRTSD DIVSD MOVAPD CVTTSD2SI MOVD UCOMISD COMISD CVTSD2SI MINSD MAXSD PSRLDQ CVTDQ2PS CVTPS2DQ ANDPD ANDNPD CMPNLESD ORPD XORPD CMPLTSD PSHUFD PMULUDQ PUNPCKHQDQ CMPNLTSD MULPD ADDPD UNPCKHPD MOVUPD UNPCKLPD DIVPD SUBPD MOVLPD MAXPD MOVMSKPD MOVHPD SQRTPD CMPLESD CVTTPS2DQ PSHUFLW PSHUFHW CVTDQ2PD CVTPD2PS PSLLDQ MOVNTDQ CVTPS2PD CVTPI2PD MOVDQ2Q MOVQ2DQ CVTTPD2DQ CMPLTPD CMPNLEPD CMPLEPD CMPNLTPD
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
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
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 VFNMADD213SS VFNMADD213PS VFNMADD132PS VFMSUB213PS VFMSUB231PS VFMSUB213SS VFNMSUB231PS VFMADD231PD VFMADD213PD
Last automated analysis: 17 January 2022

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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