Cairo Performance Demos

The cairo-demos test is a benchmark of Cairo using a collection of Cairo demos created by Chris Wilson at Intel OSTC. This test profile tests Cairo's Xlib back-end (others could be supported upon request) expecting an existing Cairo installation on the test system.

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

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked Deprecated.

Project Site

Test Created

30 January 2012

Last Updated

27 September 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

22 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 5 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + X.Org Development + PNG Library + Cairo


150k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsCairo Performance Demos Popularity Statisticspts/cairo-demos2012.012012.042012.072012.102013.012013.042013.072013.102014.012014.042014.072014.102015.012015.042015.072015.102016.012016.052016.092017.022017.062017.122018.052018.122020.032021.042021.072021.102022.012022.042022.072022.102023.012023.042023.072023.102024.012024.046001200180024003000
* Uploading of benchmark result data to 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 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 19 June 2024.
Charts23.3%Gradients19.3%Gears32.9%Fish24.4%Demo Option

Revision History

pts/cairo-demos-1.0.2   [View Source]   Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:02:25 GMT
Deprecate test profile.

pts/cairo-demos-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:14:59 GMT
Update MD5 of download link.

pts/cairo-demos-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:31:02 GMT
Initial import of cairo-demos test profile based upon Chris Wilson (Intel OSTC) Cairo benchmarks.

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Cairo Performance Demos 2012-01-30

Demo: Gears metrics for this test profile configuration based on 423 public results since 30 January 2012 with the latest data as of 23 April 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.

Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
FPS (Average)
98 +/- 11
90 +/- 3
59 +/- 5
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Demo: Gears423 Results Range From 1 To 977 FPS132639412515618721824928031134237340443546649752855959062165268371474577680783886990093196299320406080100

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Cairo Performance Demos 2012-01-30 - Demo: Gears) 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 BenchmarkDemo: GearsRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1 / Max: 1

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.4%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsDemo: GearsDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.41 / Max: 7

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful 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
(Many Processors)
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
(Many Processors)
MIPS 64-bit
ICT Loongson-3A V0.5 FPU V0.1, ICT Loongson-3B V0.7 FPU V0.1
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
(Many Processors)
ARMv7 32-bit
ARMv7 rev 0 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 10 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 9 4-Core