POV-Ray

This is a test of POV-Ray, the Persistence of Vision Raytracer. POV-Ray is used to create 3D graphics using ray-tracing.

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

Project Site

povray.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

7 April 2018

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

1 Minute, 54 Seconds

Average Run Time

24 Minutes, 16 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + C++ Boost + JPEG Library + TIFF Image + PNG Library + Zlib

Accolades

200k+ Downloads + 5k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsPOV-Ray Popularity Statisticspts/povray2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.088K16K24K32K40K
* 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 29 November 2022.

Revision History

pts/povray-1.2.1   [View Source]   Sat, 07 Apr 2018 21:40:05 GMT
Drop BSD and Solaris.

pts/povray-1.2.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:27:02 GMT
Update against POVRay 3.7.0.7 upstream.

pts/povray-1.1.3   [View Source]   Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:29:37 GMT
Some povray fixes pointed out @ https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/phoronix/phoronix-test-suite/918309-povray-1-1-2-installation though on GCC 6 it's still not building cleanly for me due to compiler errors.

pts/povray-1.1.2   [View Source]   Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:52:01 GMT
Add tiff external dependency. Needed at least on Fedora.

pts/povray-1.1.1   [View Source]   Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:42:07 GMT
Update external dependencies.

pts/povray-1.1.0   [View Source]   Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:21:52 GMT
POVRay 3.7 has finally been released with multi-threading support! Update against upstream POVRay 3.7.0 sources obtained from Git then self-hosted.

pts/povray-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:18:57 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Multi-Core

CPU Massive

Server CPU Tests

Creator Workloads

Renderers

Raytracing


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

POV-Ray 3.7.0.7

Trace Time

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 4,545 public results since 7 February 2018 with the latest data as of 29 November 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)
84th
10
18 +/- 1
82nd
4
20 +/- 2
78th
25
23 +/- 1
Mid-Tier
75th
> 25
66th
17
31 +/- 2
64th
5
34 +/- 4
64th
14
34 +/- 1
64th
18
34 +/- 1
61st
15
38 +/- 1
59th
3
41 +/- 2
58th
14
42 +/- 2
58th
10
42 +/- 1
54th
13
46 +/- 4
54th
4
46 +/- 1
53rd
6
47 +/- 1
52nd
41
48 +/- 6
52nd
5
49 +/- 1
51st
13
50 +/- 6
Median
50th
51
50th
3
51 +/- 1
49th
7
52 +/- 1
48th
6
53 +/- 2
47th
5
55 +/- 3
46th
7
58 +/- 1
46th
12
58 +/- 2
44th
16
60 +/- 1
42nd
25
62 +/- 3
40th
7
67 +/- 7
39th
3
70 +/- 1
39th
5
71 +/- 3
39th
6
71 +/- 2
38th
3
72 +/- 1
37th
12
74 +/- 1
36th
3
76 +/- 4
36th
7
79 +/- 7
35th
9
83 +/- 2
33rd
5
88 +/- 1
33rd
9
88 +/- 8
33rd
25
89 +/- 4
32nd
9
93 +/- 7
32nd
7
95 +/- 8
31st
13
101 +/- 8
31st
11
102 +/- 1
31st
16
104 +/- 11
31st
7
105 +/- 8
30th
3
106 +/- 3
30th
3
107 +/- 1
30th
4
110 +/- 3
30th
4
110 +/- 5
29th
16
114 +/- 7
29th
6
115 +/- 7
28th
5
116 +/- 13
28th
5
122 +/- 9
28th
5
124 +/- 1
27th
4
126 +/- 4
27th
3
130 +/- 14
27th
3
131 +/- 8
26th
3
132 +/- 17
26th
4
133 +/- 6
26th
4
134 +/- 7
26th
8
135 +/- 15
26th
4
135 +/- 5
26th
4
135 +/- 4
Low-Tier
25th
> 137
25th
6
137 +/- 10
25th
24
138 +/- 3
25th
5
139 +/- 10
25th
4
139 +/- 4
25th
12
140 +/- 9
25th
5
140 +/- 15
25th
6
141 +/- 2
24th
3
145 +/- 11
24th
6
146 +/- 18
24th
3
147 +/- 17
23rd
3
149 +/- 1
23rd
3
150 +/- 2
23rd
5
151 +/- 4
22nd
11
153 +/- 5
22nd
11
156 +/- 1
22nd
8
158 +/- 3
22nd
3
158 +/- 14
21st
4
163 +/- 9
20th
3
168 +/- 2
19th
3
174 +/- 1
19th
3
175 +/- 25
19th
3
179 +/- 23
18th
7
185 +/- 12
18th
4
190 +/- 28
18th
3
194 +/- 26
18th
4
196 +/- 24
17th
9
198 +/- 28
17th
5
199 +/- 23
17th
19
200 +/- 30
17th
5
200 +/- 11
17th
11
202 +/- 30
16th
6
218 +/- 21
16th
7
220 +/- 7
15th
3
221 +/- 6
14th
3
248 +/- 5
12th
4
279 +/- 23
12th
4
279 +/- 16
12th
6
288 +/- 37
12th
3
290 +/- 13
11th
3
299 +/- 6
11th
6
302 +/- 27
10th
3
321 +/- 43
10th
5
330 +/- 21
9th
9
343 +/- 37
8th
4
391 +/- 28
6th
5
539 +/- 9
5th
3
561 +/- 10
3rd
3
889 +/- 60
2nd
4
983 +/- 9
1st
4
2057 +/- 10
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Trace Time4542 Results Range From 5 To 8917 Seconds51843635427219001079125814371616179519742153233225112690286930483227340635853764394341224301448046594838501751965375555457335912609162706449662868076986716573447523770278818060823984188597877689558001600240032004000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (POV-Ray 3.7.0.7 - Trace Time) has an average run-time of 6 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 BenchmarkTrace TimeRun-Time1428425670Min: 1 / Avg: 6.2 / Max: 70

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

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTrace TimeDeviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 0.43 / Max: 17

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 BasePOV-Ray CPU Core ScalingTrace Time24681012162024324864128612182430

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
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VBROADCASTSD VBROADCASTSS VEXTRACTF128 VINSERTF128 VPERMILPD VPERMILPS VPERM2F128
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTQ VINSERTI128 VPBROADCASTD VEXTRACTI128 VPBLENDD VPERMD VPBROADCASTW VPERMPD VPERMQ VPERM2I128 VPMASKMOVD
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).

 
VFMADD231SD VFNMADD132SD VFMADD213SD VFMADD132SD VFMSUB132SD VFMADD132PD VFMADD132PS VFMADD213SS VFMADD132SS VFMSUB231SD VFMADD213PD VFNMADD132PD VFMADD231PD VFNMADD231SD VFNMADD132SS VFMSUB132PD VFNMADD213SD VFMADD231SS VFNMADD213SS VFMSUB213SD VFNMSUB132SD VFMADD231PS VFNMSUB231SD VFMADD213PS VFNMADD231PD VFNMADD213PD VFMSUB231PD VFNMSUB132PD VFNMSUB213SD VFNMADD231SS
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 18 January 2022

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libSDL-1.2.so.0, libtiff.so.5, libjpeg.so.8, libpng16.so.16, libz.so.1, libm.so.6, libmvec.so.1, libc.so.6, libasound.so.2, libdl.so.2, libpulse-simple.so.0, libpulse.so.0, libX11.so.6, libXext.so.6, libcaca.so.0, libpthread.so.0, libwebp.so.6, libzstd.so.1, liblzma.so.5, libjbig.so.0, libdeflate.so.0, libpulsecommon-15.0.so, libdbus-1.so.3, libxcb.so.1, libslang.so.2, libncursesw.so.6, libtinfo.so.6, libsndfile.so.1, libX11-xcb.so.1, libsystemd.so.0, libasyncns.so.0, libwrap.so.0, libapparmor.so.1, libXau.so.6, libXdmcp.so.6, libFLAC.so.8, libvorbis.so.0, libvorbisenc.so.2, libopus.so.0, libogg.so.0, liblz4.so.1, libcap.so.2, libgcrypt.so.20, libnsl.so.2, libbsd.so.0, libgpg-error.so.0, libtirpc.so.3, libmd.so.0, libkrb5.so.3, libk5crypto.so.3, libkrb5support.so.0, libkeyutils.so.1, libresolv.so.2.

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)
SPARC64
sparc64
TI UltraSparc IIIi
IBM Z
s390x
(Many Processors)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
SiFive RISC-V, sifive rocket0
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64le
POWER8, POWER9 16-Core, POWER9 4-Core, POWER9 44-Core, POWER9 8-Core, POWER9 80-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 160-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 176-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 32-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 44-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 88-Core, POWER9 altivec supported 96-Core
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
ppc64
PPC970 altivec supported, PPC970MP
IBM POWER (PowerPC)
ppc
7447A altivec supported
MIPS 64-bit
mips64
Loongson-3A R3, Loongson-3A R4, Loongson-3A3000 V0.9 FPU V0.1, Loongson-3B R2
Loongson LoongArch 64-bit
loongarch64
Loongson-3A5000LL, Loongson-3C5000L
Itanium 64-bit
ia64
2 x Madison
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
i686
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
armv8l
ARMv8 rev 12 8-Core, ARMv8 rev 4 8-Core
ARMv7 32-bit
armv7l
ARMv7 Cortex-A7 4-Core, ARMv7 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 10 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 4-Core, ARMv7 rev 3 8-Core
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
AArch64 rev 1, AArch64 rev 12, ARMVv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, ARMv8, ARMv8 2-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A53, ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A55 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 16-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 6-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A73 6-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 16-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 64-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 8-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 0 8-Core, ARMv8 rev 1 4-Core, ARMv8 rev 3 6-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 128-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 256-Core, Ampere Altra ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Ampere Altra ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 80-Core, Ampere eMAG ARMv8 32-Core, Apple M1, Apple M2, Cavium ThunderX, FT2000AHK, HUAWEI Kunpeng 920 2249K, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A53 4-Core