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, 51 Seconds

Average Run Time

34 Minutes, 22 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/povray2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.088K16K24K32K40K
* 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 21 September 2021.

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 3,489 public results since 7 February 2018 with the latest data as of 23 September 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.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Seconds (Average)
89th
10
18 +/- 1
87th
4
20 +/- 2
Mid-Tier
75th
> 29
71st
17
31 +/- 2
69th
5
34 +/- 4
68th
16
34 +/- 1
66th
10
38 +/- 1
59th
13
46 +/- 4
58th
6
47 +/- 1
57th
41
48 +/- 6
57th
5
49 +/- 1
56th
13
50 +/- 6
55th
3
51 +/- 1
54th
6
51 +/- 1
52nd
5
55 +/- 3
Median
50th
58
50th
12
58 +/- 2
49th
16
60 +/- 1
47th
24
62 +/- 3
45th
7
67 +/- 7
43rd
3
70 +/- 1
43rd
3
70 +/- 1
43rd
5
71 +/- 3
41st
3
76 +/- 4
40th
3
77 +/- 1
40th
7
79 +/- 7
39th
6
83 +/- 1
37th
5
88 +/- 1
37th
25
89 +/- 4
36th
8
94 +/- 7
36th
7
95 +/- 8
35th
10
100 +/- 9
35th
16
104 +/- 11
34th
7
105 +/- 8
34th
3
106 +/- 3
34th
3
107 +/- 1
33rd
3
110 +/- 3
33rd
15
112 +/- 3
32nd
5
117 +/- 7
32nd
4
118 +/- 14
31st
5
122 +/- 9
31st
5
124 +/- 1
30th
3
130 +/- 14
29th
4
134 +/- 7
29th
8
135 +/- 15
29th
4
135 +/- 5
28th
24
138 +/- 3
28th
5
139 +/- 10
28th
4
139 +/- 4
28th
5
140 +/- 7
28th
12
140 +/- 9
28th
5
140 +/- 15
27th
6
141 +/- 2
27th
5
143 +/- 18
27th
3
145 +/- 11
26th
3
149 +/- 1
26th
3
150 +/- 2
Low-Tier
25th
> 150
25th
11
153 +/- 5
24th
11
156 +/- 1
24th
8
158 +/- 3
24th
3
158 +/- 14
23rd
3
163 +/- 11
22nd
3
168 +/- 2
21st
3
174 +/- 1
21st
3
175 +/- 25
21st
3
179 +/- 23
20th
6
184 +/- 13
20th
4
190 +/- 28
19th
3
194 +/- 26
19th
4
196 +/- 24
19th
4
197 +/- 11
19th
5
199 +/- 23
19th
19
200 +/- 30
18th
11
202 +/- 30
18th
7
208 +/- 25
17th
6
218 +/- 21
17th
6
219 +/- 8
17th
3
221 +/- 6
14th
4
271 +/- 32
13th
4
279 +/- 23
13th
3
290 +/- 13
12th
3
299 +/- 6
11th
3
321 +/- 43
11th
5
330 +/- 21
10th
9
343 +/- 37
9th
3
381 +/- 24
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 Time3485 Results Range From 7 To 8917 Seconds71863655447239021081126014391618179719762155233425132692287130503229340835873766394541244303448246614840501951985377555657355914609362726451663068096988716773467525770478838062824184208599877889576001200180024003000

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-Time1326395265Min: 1 / Avg: 5.51 / Max: 67

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 TimeDeviation510152025Min: 0 / Avg: 0.43 / Max: 18

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
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: sandybridge, skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VEXTRACTF128 VINSERTF128 VPERMILPD VPERM2F128 VPERMILPS VBROADCASTSD VBROADCASTSS
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VINSERTI128 VEXTRACTI128 VPBROADCASTD VPERM2I128 VPMASKMOVD VPERMD VPERMQ VPBROADCASTW VPERMPD VPBROADCASTQ VPBLENDD
FMA (FMA)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD231SD VFMSUB132SD VFMADD132SD VFMSUB231SD VFNMADD132SD VFMADD132SS VFNMADD132SS VFMSUB132PD VFMADD231PD VFNMADD132PD VFMADD132PS VFMADD213SD VFNMADD231SD VFNMADD213SD VFMADD132PD VFMADD213PD VFMADD231SS VFNMADD213SS VFMADD213SS VFMSUB213SD VFNMADD231PD VFNMADD213PD VFNMSUB213SD VFMADD231PS VFNMSUB231SD VFMADD213PS VFMSUB231PD VFNMSUB132SD VFNMSUB132PD VFNMADD231SS
Last automated analysis: 31 January 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libSDL-1.2.so.0, libXpm.so.4, libSM.so.6, libICE.so.6, libX11.so.6, libtiff.so.5, libjpeg.so.8, libpng16.so.16, libz.so.1, librt.so.1, libm.so.6, libmvec.so.1, libpthread.so.0, libc.so.6, libasound.so.2, libdl.so.2, libpulse-simple.so.0, libpulse.so.0, libXext.so.6, libcaca.so.0, libuuid.so.1, libbsd.so.0, libxcb.so.1, libwebp.so.6, libzstd.so.1, liblzma.so.5, libjbig.so.0, libpulsecommon-13.99.so, libdbus-1.so.3, libslang.so.2, libncursesw.so.6, libtinfo.so.6, libXau.so.6, libXdmcp.so.6, libsystemd.so.0, libwrap.so.0, libsndfile.so.1, libasyncns.so.0, libapparmor.so.1, liblz4.so.1, libgcrypt.so.20, libnsl.so.1, libFLAC.so.8, libogg.so.0, libvorbis.so.0, libvorbisenc.so.2, libresolv.so.2, libgpg-error.so.0.

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