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, 44 Seconds

Average Run Time

25 Minutes, 31 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 UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsPOV-Ray Popularity Statisticspts/povray2011.012011.052011.092012.012012.052012.092013.012013.052013.092014.012014.052014.092015.012015.052015.092016.012016.052016.092017.012017.052017.092018.012018.052018.092019.012019.052019.092020.012020.052020.092021.016K12K18K24K30K
* 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.
Data current as of Sun, 24 Jan 2021 08:12:43 GMT.

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 2,994 public results since 7 February 2018 with the latest data as of 23 January 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
# Matching Public Results
Seconds (Average)
92nd
10
18 +/- 1
90th
3
20 +/- 3
Mid-Tier
75th
> 30
74th
17
31 +/- 2
71st
5
34 +/- 4
71st
12
34 +/- 1
62nd
13
46 +/- 4
61st
6
47 +/- 1
60th
40
48 +/- 6
60th
5
49 +/- 1
59th
13
50 +/- 6
58th
3
51 +/- 1
56th
5
55 +/- 3
53rd
10
59 +/- 2
Median
50th
62
50th
24
62 +/- 3
48th
7
67 +/- 7
47th
3
70 +/- 1
47th
3
70 +/- 1
46th
5
71 +/- 3
43rd
3
76 +/- 4
43rd
3
77 +/- 1
42nd
7
79 +/- 7
40th
3
87 +/- 1
39th
5
88 +/- 1
39th
25
89 +/- 4
38th
6
93 +/- 11
38th
7
95 +/- 8
38th
10
100 +/- 9
37th
16
104 +/- 11
37th
7
105 +/- 8
36th
3
107 +/- 1
36th
3
110 +/- 3
35th
15
112 +/- 3
34th
5
117 +/- 7
34th
4
118 +/- 14
34th
5
122 +/- 9
33rd
5
124 +/- 1
32nd
3
130 +/- 14
32nd
4
134 +/- 7
31st
8
135 +/- 15
31st
4
135 +/- 5
30th
24
138 +/- 3
30th
4
139 +/- 4
30th
5
139 +/- 10
30th
5
140 +/- 1
30th
12
140 +/- 9
30th
5
140 +/- 7
29th
5
143 +/- 18
29th
3
145 +/- 11
28th
3
148 +/- 13
28th
3
149 +/- 1
28th
3
150 +/- 2
27th
11
153 +/- 5
26th
11
156 +/- 1
26th
3
158 +/- 14
26th
8
158 +/- 3
Low-Tier
25th
> 160
25th
3
163 +/- 11
24th
3
168 +/- 2
23rd
3
179 +/- 23
22nd
6
184 +/- 13
22nd
4
190 +/- 28
21st
3
194 +/- 26
21st
3
195 +/- 29
21st
4
197 +/- 11
21st
5
199 +/- 23
20th
19
200 +/- 30
20th
11
202 +/- 30
20th
7
208 +/- 25
19th
6
218 +/- 21
19th
6
219 +/- 8
15th
4
271 +/- 32
14th
4
279 +/- 23
14th
3
290 +/- 13
14th
3
299 +/- 6
12th
3
321 +/- 43
12th
5
330 +/- 21
11th
9
343 +/- 37
6th
5
539 +/- 9
6th
3
561 +/- 10
3rd
3
889 +/- 60
2nd
4
983 +/- 9
1st
4
2057 +/- 10
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Trace Time2993 Results Range From 7 To 8917 Seconds71863655447239021081126014391618179719762155233425132692287130503229340835873766394541244303448246614840501951985377555657355914609362726451663068096988716773467525770478838062824184208599877889575001000150020002500

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: 5.67 / Max: 69

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: 0.41 / Max: 17

Does It Scale With Increasing Cores?

Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does generally scale 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 Time24681012162024323640486448121620

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