Render Bench

This test runs render_bench, which tests the performance of X.Org and the video driver's RENDER extension.

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

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked Deprecated.

Project Site

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

27 September 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

2 Seconds

Average Run Time

5 Minutes, 53 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + Imlib2 + X.Org Development


100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsRender Bench Popularity Statisticspts/render-bench2010.122011.052011.102012.032012.082013.012013.062013.112014.042014.092015.022015.072015.122016.052016.102017.032017.082018.012018.062018.112019.042019.092020.022020.072020.122021.052021.102022.032022.082023.012023.062023.112024.047001400210028003500
* 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 10 July 2024.

Revision History

pts/render-bench-1.1.3   [View Source]   Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:51:47 GMT
Deprecate test profile.

pts/render-bench-1.1.2   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:20:53 GMT
Initial import into

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Render Bench

Phoronix Test Suite v5.2.1 metrics for this test profile configuration based on 66 public results since 29 July 2014 with the latest data as of 7 September 2022.

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

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Phoronix Test Suite v5.2.166 Results Range From 14 To 49 Seconds14172023262932353841444750510152025

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Render Bench - Phoronix Test Suite v5.2.1) 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 BenchmarkPhoronix Test Suite v5.2.1Run-Time246810

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsPhoronix Test Suite v5.2.1Deviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.22 / Max: 3

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)
Intel / AMD x86 32-bit
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
ARMv8 rev 1 4-Core, phytium FT1500a