The cairo-perf-trace test is a benchmark bundled with the upstream Cairo package. This test profile tests Cairo's Xlib back-end using a few of the tests from the cairo-traces repository on

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

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked Deprecated.

Project Site

Test Created

29 January 2012

Last Updated

27 September 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

27 Seconds

Average Run Time

15 Minutes, 12 Seconds

Test Dependencies

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


150k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

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* 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 13 June 2024.

Revision History

pts/cairo-perf-trace-1.0.2   [View Source]   Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:03:45 GMT
Deprecate test profile.

pts/cairo-perf-trace-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:06:10 GMT
Require libpng-development external dependency, no need to build Cairo with SVG.

pts/cairo-perf-trace-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:24:58 GMT
Initial import of cairo-perf-trace test profile.

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

cairo-perf-trace 1.10.2

Cairo Trace: Poppler metrics for this test profile configuration based on 350 public results since 29 January 2012 with the latest data as of 6 May 2020.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Cairo Trace: Poppler350 Results Range From 0 To 97 Seconds91827364554637281909910860120180240300

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (cairo-perf-trace 1.10.2 - Cairo Trace: Poppler) 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 BenchmarkCairo Trace: PopplerRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1.5 / Max: 2

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsCairo Trace: PopplerDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 1.45 / Max: 10

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)
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 10 2-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 2-Core

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