Blender

Blender is an open-source 3D creation and modeling software project. This test is of Blender's Cycles performance with various sample files. GPU computing via NVIDIA OptiX and NVIDIA CUDA is currently supported as well as HIP for AMD Radeon GPUs and Intel oneAPI for Intel Graphics.

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

16 July 2024

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

1 Minute, 6 Seconds

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 58 Seconds

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results + Recently Updated Test Profile

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/blender2016.072016.122017.032017.062017.092017.122018.032018.062018.092018.122019.032019.062019.092019.122020.032020.062020.092020.122021.032021.062021.092021.122022.032022.062022.092022.122023.032023.062023.092023.122024.032024.0620K40K60K80K100K
* 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 updated weekly as of 22 July 2024.
Barbershop12.1%Pabellon Barcelona15.4%Fishy Cat19.8%BMW2722.0%Junkshop15.4%Classroom15.4%Blend File Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/blender-4.2.0   [View Source]   Tue, 16 Jul 2024 12:51:09 GMT
Update against Blender 4.2 LTS release.

pts/blender-4.1.0   [View Source]   Tue, 26 Mar 2024 13:26:07 GMT
Update against Blender 4.1 upstream, add Junkshop scene too.

pts/blender-4.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 14 Nov 2023 08:55:43 GMT
Update against Blender 4.0 upstream.

pts/blender-3.6.0   [View Source]   Tue, 27 Jun 2023 11:54:02 GMT
Update against Blender 3.6 upstream.

pts/blender-3.5.0   [View Source]   Wed, 29 Mar 2023 11:57:14 GMT
Update against Blender 3.5 upstream.

pts/blender-3.4.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:54:02 GMT
Update against Blender 3.4 upstream.

pts/blender-3.3.1   [View Source]   Fri, 09 Sep 2022 17:57:49 GMT
Update SHA256 / MD5 for Blender 3.3 Linux as upstream appears to have respun that build. Fixes: https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/phoronix-test-suite/issues/671

pts/blender-3.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Sep 2022 07:44:20 GMT
Update against Blender 3.3 upstream, add Intel oneAPI back-end option.

pts/blender-3.2.0   [View Source]   Wed, 08 Jun 2022 15:25:18 GMT
Update against Blender 3.2 upstram, expose Radeon HIP option, switch to using --cycles-device option in recent versions for setting device acceleration.

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

Creator Workloads

Server CPU Tests

Renderers

NVIDIA GPU Compute

Game Development


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Blender 4.2

Blend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 21 public results since 16 July 2024 with the latest data as of 23 July 2024.

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
> 58
Median
50th
83
24th
4
288 +/- 1
Low-Tier
25th
> 288
10th
4
411 +/- 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Blend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only20 Results Range From 17 To 412 Seconds1737577797117137157177197217237257277297317337357377397417246810

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Blender 4.2 - Blend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-Only) has an average run-time of 3 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-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 2.4 / Max: 4

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsBlend File: BMW27 - Compute: CPU-OnlyDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.21 / Max: 1

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

 
VPERM2I128 VINSERTI128 VPERMQ VEXTRACTI128 VPBLENDD VPERMD VPBROADCASTB VPBROADCASTW VPBROADCASTD VPERMPD VPERMPS VGATHERDPD VGATHERDPS VPBROADCASTQ VPGATHERDD VPSRAVD VPSLLVD VPGATHERQQ VPMASKMOVD
AVX Vector Neural Network Instructions (AVX-VNNI)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
VPDPBUSD
FMA (FMA)
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD231SS VFMADD213SS VFNMADD213SS VFMADD132PS VFMADD132SS VFNMADD132SS VFMADD231PS VFNMADD231SS VFNMADD132PS VFMSUB231PS VFMSUB132PS VFMADD213PS VFNMADD231PS VFMSUB132SS VFMSUB231SS VFNMADD213PS VFNMSUB132SS VFMSUB213PS VFNMSUB231SS VFMSUB213SS VFNMADD231PD VFMADD231PD VFMADD213PD VFMADDSUB213PS VFMSUBADD213PS VFMADDSUB231PS VFNMSUB231PS VFNMSUB213SS
Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
(ZMM REGISTER USE)
Last automated analysis: 6 April 2024

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libtbb.so.2, libutil.so.1, libpthread.so.0, libdl.so.2, libm.so.6, libosdGPU.so.3.6.0, libosdCPU.so.3.6.0, libX11.so.6, libXrender.so.1, libXxf86vm.so.1, libXfixes.so.3, libXi.so.6, libxkbcommon.so.0, libembree4.so.4, libsycl.so.6, liboslcomp.so.1.13, liboslexec.so.1.13, liboslquery.so.1.13, liboslnoise.so.1.13, libOpenImageIO.so.2.5, libOpenColorIO.so.2.3, libOpenImageDenoise.so.2, libMaterialXFormat.so.1, libMaterialXCore.so.1, libopenvdb.so.11.0, libIex.so.31, libOpenEXR.so.31, libOpenEXRCore.so.31, libIlmThread.so.31, libImath.so.30, libc.so.6, libxcb.so.1, libXext.so.6, librt.so.1, libSM.so.6, libICE.so.6, libGL.so.1, libMaterialXRender.so.1, libMaterialXGenGlsl.so.1, libMaterialXGenMsl.so.1, libMaterialXGenShader.so.1, libz.so.1, libXau.so.6, libXdmcp.so.6, libuuid.so.1, libbsd.so.0, libGLdispatch.so.0, libGLX.so.0, libmd.so.0.

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
x86_64
(Many Processors)

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4 Systems - 4 Benchmark Results

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2 Systems - 95 Benchmark Results

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Ubuntu 22.04 - 6.5.0-41-generic - GNOME Shell 42.9

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3 Systems - 10 Benchmark Results

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Ubuntu 24.04 - 6.10.0-061000rc6daily20240706-generic - GNOME Shell 46.0

4 Systems - 8 Benchmark Results

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Fedora Linux 40 - 6.9.9-1-default - GCC 14.1.1 20240701

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