Blender is an open-source 3D creation software project. This test is of Blender's Cycles benchmark with various sample files. GPU computing is supported. This system/blender test profile makes use of the system-supplied Blender. Use pts/blender if wishing to stick to a fixed version of Blender.

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

Project Site

Source Repository

Test Created

5 January 2017

Last Updated

30 April 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

31 Seconds

Average Run Time

8 Minutes, 39 Seconds


70k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsBlender Popularity Statisticssystem/blender2017.012017.042017.072017.102018.012018.042018.072018.102019.012019.042019.072019.102020.012020.042020.072020.102021.012021.042021.072021.102022.012022.042022.072022.102023.012023.042023.072023.102024.012024.042024.072K4K6K8K10K
* 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 8 July 2024.
BMW2730.5%Barbershop11.7%Classroom26.8%Fishy Cat19.0%Pabellon Barcelona12.1%Blend File Option

Revision History

system/blender-1.2.1   [View Source]   Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:38:10 GMT
Update download links, drop OpenCL option since Blender 3.0+ lacks CL support.

system/blender-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:42:03 GMT
Updates against Blender 2.80 compatibility with preferences handling.

system/blender-1.1.1   [View Source]   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:05:39 GMT
This test profile works fine on BSD and macOS too.

system/blender-1.1.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Aug 2018 05:43:17 GMT
Update BLEND_ARGS handling in line with pts/blender, add Barbershop scene.

system/blender-1.0.2   [View Source]   Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:14:32 GMT
Let system-supplied blender work on more than just x86_64.

system/blender-1.0.1   [View Source]   Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:47:31 GMT
Use TimesToRun = 3 for the system version of the test profile

system/blender-1.0.0   [View Source]   Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:40:46 GMT
Initial commit, forked version of pts/blender that makes use of system's Blender installation instead

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Blender 2.83.5

Blend File: Classroom - Compute: CPU-Only metrics for this test profile configuration based on 55 public results since 20 November 2020 with the latest data as of 1 May 2023.

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
Seconds (Average)
> 43
> 540
560 +/- 74
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Blend File: Classroom - Compute: CPU-Only55 Results Range From 35 To 1626 Seconds35751151551952352753153553954354755155555956356757157557958358759159559951035107511151155119512351275131513551395143514751515155515951635612182430

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Blender 2.83.5 - Blend File: Classroom - Compute: CPU-Only) has an average run-time of 17 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 BenchmarkBlend File: Classroom - Compute: CPU-OnlyRun-Time1530456075Min: 2 / Avg: 16.64 / Max: 77

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)
IBM POWER (PowerPC) 64-bit
POWER9 44-Core
ARMv8 64-bit
Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 128-Core, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 256-Core, Ampere Altra ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Ampere Altra ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 80-Core

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