Serious Sam 3: BFE

This is a benchmark of Serious Sam 3: BFE with the Fusion 2017 update. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account, have Steam installed for the system, and that you own the game. This automates the process of executing the game and using a standardized test.

This test will attempt to install the necessary game using your Steam account. If the test appears hung you may need to manually exit the Steam client.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark ss3bfe.

Test Created

25 June 2017

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

6 Seconds

Average Run Time

4 Minutes, 58 Seconds


30k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsSerious Sam 3: BFE Popularity Statisticspts/ss3bfe2017.062017.092017.122018.032018.062018.092018.122019.032019.062019.092019.122020.032020.062020.092020.122021.032021.062021.092021.122022.032022.062022.092022.122023.032023.062023.092023.125001000150020002500
* 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 3 December 2023.
3840 x 216053.8%2560 x 144011.2%1920 x 108035.0%Resolution Option
Low38.4%Ultra43.1%High18.4%Quality Option
OpenGL16.7%Vulkan83.3%Renderer Option

Revision History

pts/ss3bfe-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:43:20 GMT
Initial commit for Fusion 2017 update of this game.

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Performance Metrics

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Serious Sam 3: BFE

Resolution: 3840 x 2160 - Quality: Ultra - Renderer: Vulkan metrics for this test profile configuration based on 229 public results since 25 June 2017 with the latest data as of 29 September 2019.

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.

Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
61 +/- 4
< 59
42 +/- 5
< 39
39 +/- 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 3840 x 2160 - Quality: Ultra - Renderer: Vulkan229 Results Range From 15 To 152 Frames Per Second15273951637587991111231351471591632486480

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Serious Sam 3: BFE - Resolution: 3840 x 2160 - Quality: Ultra - Renderer: Vulkan) has an average run-time of 8 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 BenchmarkResolution: 3840 x 2160 - Quality: Ultra - Renderer: VulkanRun-Time510152025Min: 5 / Avg: 7.53 / Max: 22

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.8%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 3840 x 2160 - Quality: Ultra - Renderer: VulkanDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 1.81 / Max: 7

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)