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Post Your Render Times

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180px-Thinkgeek_binary_clock.jpgI saw a thread by Gunnar (gunnarstahl) on the BlenderArtists forum and thought it would be something worth doing so we could 1) Have a lot of fun seeing how different specs handle the same scene and 2) maybe getting some worthwhile information on what really makes rendertime diminish.

Gunner started the thread as a community benchmark event after doing the particle grass tutorial's .blend file and rendering it on two different machines.

So to make the the image render with the default settings of the file: Open the file in blender and immediately press F12 to render it (so we'll be using the Blender Internal). Then enable "Threads" in the output box (next to the render box) and press F12 again to render it. Post the results here with the specs of your machine. And it can be any machine! Your laptop, your main machine, your parents box that they say has the "interweb" - anything! The more variation the better.

Here is what I'm posting (my times are on the thread altready). If you don't know all these details, just post what you know!

  • Version of Blender (2.41, 64-bit build, CVS build [date?], etc.)
  • Processor brand, number of cores, speed, frontside bus, L2 cache (if known)
  • Amount of memory, type (DDR, DDR2, etc.), speed, dual/single channel?
  • Operating System
  • Render Time without threads
  • Render Time with threads

And how praytell do we measure render times (other than with a stop watch and staring at our monitors)? After hitting F12 and watching the image render, the time will be right above the image in the render window. And for those really looking to "nerd-out," yes, the picture is a binary clock.

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Eugene

Just a guy really into 3D, especially where Blender is concerned.

68 Comments

  1. Version 2.41, 32 Bit, CVS from June 18th
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (2200 MHz)
    1GB RAM Dual Channel @ 800 MHz
    SuSE Linux 10.1
    1min 33.17 sec without threads

  2. And again with the Standard 2.41 Version:
    Version 2.41, 32 Bit, Standard
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (2200 MHz)
    1GB RAM Dual Channel @ 800 MHz
    SuSE Linux 10.1
    1min 39.22 sec without threads

    about 6 seconds slower

  3. Version: CVS June 17, 32 Bit
    Intel Centrino 1.5 Ghz
    1GB RAM @ 333Mhz
    Ubuntu 6.06 - Dapper Drake
    2min 27.75 sec, withouth threads

  4. Version 2.41, 32bit, Standard
    Dual Amd MP 2400+ (2.0Ghz)
    1GB Ram PC2700
    Windows XP Pro - w/ Sp2
    2min 31.17, without threads
    2min 11.31, with threads

  5. Version 2.41, 32bit, standard
    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (2.21Ghz)
    2Gb RAM PC3400
    Windows XP Pro SP2
    1min 59.69secs - without
    2min 04.60secs - with

  6. Version 2.41, OS X intel
    Macbook Pro
    Intel Core Duo 2.16Ghz
    1GB Ram PC5300
    OSX 10.4 Tiger
    1min 18.79, without threads
    1min 06.49, with threads

    Version 2.41, 32bit, Standard
    Dual Amd MP 2400+ (2.0Ghz)
    1GB Ram PC2400
    Windows 2000 sp4
    2min 43.94

  7. correction for my second machine :

    Version 2.41, 32bit, Standard
    AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.8Ghz)
    1GB Ram PC2400
    Windows 2000 sp4
    2min 43.94

  8. juvenile games referred to binary clock not to measuring performance. Here my results:

    CVS 18.06.2006, Pentium M 1.86GHz, 1GB, Linux 2.6.16, 4.33.67

    CVS 07.06.2006, AMD Barton 3.2, 1GB, Linux 2.6.8-2-386,
    1,34.02

    CVS 07.06.2006, AMD Barton 2.8, 1 GB, Linux 2.6.8-2-386,
    1,38.09

  9. Standard Blender 2.41
    WinXP SP2, Athlon X2 4200, 1GB Dual Channel DDR400 (CL2.5)

    threads: 1:41.00
    no threads: 1:58.51

    ---
    Blender 2.41 SSE2 optimized:

    threads: 0:42.57
    no threads: 0:57.78

    ---
    BF-Blender 1806

    threads: 1:18.68
    no threads: 1:43.19

    ---
    Ok... the SSE2 version really rocks... I couldn't believe my eyes when it was done after just 40 secs. I reran for a second time... Same result. Fascinating *g*

  10. Blender 2.41
    Ubuntu 6.06 AMD64 - Dapper LTS
    2.6.15-25-amd64-k8 SMP
    Opteron 165 (dual 1.8Ghz, 1mb cache each)
    1GB DDR-333 RAM (single channel)
    No threads: 1 min. 26 sec.
    Threads: 1 min. 10 sec.
    (strange, threads usually make a bigger difference)

    Blender 2.41
    Mac OSX 10.4.6
    12" PowerBook (1.33Ghz)
    768MB DDR RAM
    no threads: 3 min. 41 sec.

  11. Version 2.41, 32 bit, standard
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (dual core, each at 2.0 GHz with 512k L2 cache)
    3GB PC3200, dual channel
    Windows XP Pro w/SP2
    2:15.15 without threads
    1:54.52 with threads

    The same hardware:
    Version 2.41-ubuntu4
    Ubuntu Linux 6.06
    1:20.66 without threads
    1:08.68 with threads

  12. This was a standard sunday afternoon 'till I had the idea to take a look at what's going on in the blender universe. And suddenly my name is on a headline! Cool enough! You just made my day...

    Yt,

    Gunnar

  13. Version 2.41, 32 Bit
    AMD Athlon XP 1700+ (1472,91 MHz)
    512MB RAM
    Windows XP Pro SP2
    threads: 03:17.38
    no threads: 03:18.55

  14. Version 2.41, 32 bit, standard
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ / nVidia FX5200 / 3x1 GB
    UHU Linux 1.2 ( 32 bit ,kernel 2.6.9 )
    1:52.46 without threads
    1:50.99 with threads

  15. Version 2.41, 32 bit, standard
    AMD Athlon 1,33 GHz
    768MB DDR RAM (PC 2100)
    Ubuntu Linux, 2.6.15 i386
    2:54.83 without threads

    Same hardware, but Windows XP Pro:
    3:39.15 without threads

  16. Blender Version 2.40, 32 Bit
    Pentium IV, 2.8GHz, 1GB RAM, 800MHz FSB, ATI Mobility Radeon X600
    Windows XP Pro, SP2
    No Threads: 2:21.35
    Threads: 2:00.69

  17. version 2.41,32 bit standard
    AMD x2 3800+
    1 Gb ram pc 3200
    windows xp home
    1:59:96 with threads
    2:16:92 without threads

  18. salvatore mocciaro on

    version 2.41, CVS 7 giu 2006
    AMD x2 4800+
    2 Gb ram pc 3200
    windows xp pro SP2
    0:38:78 with threads
    0:52:77 without threads

  19. salvatore mocciaro on

    Correction! :-)
    version 2.41, SSE2 7 giu 2006
    AMD x2 4800+
    2 Gb ram pc 3200
    windows xp pro SP2
    0:38:78 with threads
    0:52:77 without threads

  20. salvatore mocciaro on

    version 2.41, CVS 16 giu 2006
    AMD x2 4800+
    2 Gb ram pc 3200
    windows xp pro SP2
    1:25:22 with threads
    1:05:76 without threads

  21. salvatore mocciaro on

    version 2.41, standard
    AMD x2 4800+
    2 Gb ram pc 3200
    windows xp pro SP2
    1:49:81 without threads
    1:33:49 with threads

  22. salvatore mocciaro on

    Correction ! :-)

    version 2.41, CVS 16 giu 2006
    AMD x2 4800+
    2 Gb ram pc 3200
    windows xp pro SP2
    1:25:22 without threads
    1:05:76 with threads

  23. Tried another one with athlon64 SSE2 optimized Blender

    Version 2.41, 32 Bit, CVS with SSE2 support
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (2200 MHz)
    1GB RAM Dual Channel @ 800 MHz
    SuSE Linux 10.1
    1min 17 sec without threads (16 sec faster)

  24. version 2.41, 32 bit, windows
    Pentium 4 2.4C, 2.4 GHz
    1 Gb ram @ 400 MHz DDR, pc 3200, dual channel
    Windows XP Pro SP2
    2:50:73 without threads
    2:21:64 with threads

  25. Blender 3d v2.41
    Intel Pentium D 920, 2 cores, 2.8ghz, 800 Mhz FSB, L2 cache 2 x 2MB
    2 gigs (4X512MB) of DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) SDRAM (DIMM enabled)
    Windows XP Professional SP2
    Without Threads: 2:16.03
    With Threads 1:49.15

  26. Previously posted, non optimized build:

    Version: CVS June 17, 32 Bit
    Intel Centrino 1.5 Ghz
    1GB RAM @ 333Mhz
    Ubuntu 6.06 - Dapper Drake
    2min 27.75 sec, withouth threads

    Optimized build

    Version: CVS June 19, 32 Bit, GCC optimized for Pentium4 and SSE2
    Intel Centrino 1.5 Ghz
    1GB RAM @ 333Mhz
    Ubuntu 6.06 - Dapper Drake
    1min 58.06 sec, withouth threads
    1min 58.87 sec, with threads

    I got all puzzled with the optimizations that I had to make my builds optimized, and it is in fact a big difference, even in compile time, it compiles faster too.

    Go SSE2, GO !

    -- Rui --

  27. Well, I know it's on the thread already, but I'll post my times again. And since we are all posting here I can a least get the confirmation that the Windows SSE2 optimized build rocks!

    Blender 2.41, Blender CVS 6/11/06, 2.41 SSE2 Optimized, (couldn't get Blender x64 to load the file)
    Pentium D 930, dual core, 3.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2x2M L2
    2 Gigs, DDR2 @ 533 MHz, Dual Channel
    Windows x64

    Render Time without threads
    2.41: 2:10.58
    CVS: 2:07.87
    2.41 w/ SSE2 optimization: 1:08.76

    Render Time with threads
    Blender 2.41: 1:52.37
    Blender CVS: 1:36.41
    2.41 w/ SSE2 optimization: *0:51.04*

  28. I render it donwloading with ktorrent and listening MP3 on amarok.
    AMD64 MSi k8Neo3
    512 mb RAM
    kubuntu64 dapper

    blender2.41 (kubuntu repository)
    1.44 without threads.
    7.37 with threads.

  29. Abit IS7 (Intel 865PE)
    Pentium 4 2.8C Northwood; 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 512K L2, HT
    1024MB DDR400, dual channel (512*2), latency thingy 3-3-3-8
    Debian Sarge with vanilla linux 2.6.16.20, 250Hz, no highmem
    Binaries downloaded from download.blender.org, (py23-dynamic)

    2.41 No threads: 1:50.63, 1:49.29, 1:49.67
    2.41 Threads: 1:37.72, 1:37.18, 1:37.53

    2.42RC1 No threads: 1:47.87, 1:47.22, 1:47.47
    2.42RC1 Threads: 1:30.12, 1:30.22, 1:30.31 (Wheee!)

  30. rpgsimmaster on

    Pentium 4 3.20Ghz (Hyperthreading)
    768Mb RAM
    NVidia GeForce 6600 (256Mb RAM)
    Windows XP SP2 (Home Edition - 5.1 Build 2600)

    Version 2.40 Standard Win32 Dynamic (Built 21-12-2005 19:07:23)
    ~11 Hours for 150 frame AVI Raw - 4.4 minutes a frame

    No Threads & From Blender Window (Not Command Line)

    File Itself:
    Res: 640x480
    OSA 5
    Included Radiosity, Cloth, Raytracing Reflect, Raytracing Transparency.

  31. Pentium 4 3Ghz
    1GB RAM
    NVidia GeForce FX5400 (128MB RAM)
    Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

    2.41:
    No threads: 2:22.06
    Threads: 2:26.86

  32. Blender 2.41 built 2006-03-23 09:59:02 version linux2 dynamic
    Intel Pentium4 2.6 GHz (single core), L2 512 KB, 1 GB DDR single, FSB 333 MHz
    Linux Ubuntu 5.10
    Render without threads 2:12:25
    Render with threads 2:11:75

  33. Blender 2.40 RC1 ( CVS build 18th june version)
    Laptop: IBM Thinkpad T40
    Intel Centrino 1500Mhz
    1gig RAM
    Windows XP SP1
    No Thread: 2m36.85
    Thread: 2m25.69

  34. Athlon XP Barton 2500+(1833) @ 2800+(2083)
    1Gb Ram Dual Chanel
    Radeon 9800 Pro
    Windows XP SP1
    Linux SUSE 10.1
    Blender 2.41 standard

    BEST TIME of 5 tests

    xxxxxxxxxx | With | Without
    ------------------------+-------------+-------------
    Windows | 2:14.23 | 2:14.17
    ------------------------+-------------+-------------
    Linux Static | 1:39.94 | 1:39.89
    ------------------------+-------------+-------------
    Linux Dynamic | 1:41.22 | 1:40.43

    AVARAGE TIME of 5 tests

    xxxxxxxxxx | With | Without
    ------------------------+-------------+-------------
    Windows | 2:15.24 | 2:14.67
    ------------------------+-------------+-------------
    Linux Static | 1:40.57 | 1:40.03
    ------------------------+-------------+-------------
    Linux Dynamic | 1:41.49 | 1:40.52

  35. Salvatore Mocciaro on

    version 2.42 RC1
    AMD x2 4800+
    2 Gb ram (pc 3200)
    windows xp pro SP2
    1:35:05 without threads
    1:12:26 with threads

  36. Salvatore Mocciaro on

    Comparative test in windows xp pro SP2
    AMD x2 4800+ 2 Gb ram (pc 3200)

    version without with threads
    2.42 RC1 1:35:05 1:12:26 :-|

    2.41 CVS 16 giu 06 1:25:22 1:05:76 :-|

    2.41 standard 1:49:81 1:33:49 :-(

    2.41 SSE2 7 giu 06 0:52:77 0:38:78 :-)

  37. Version 2.41, OSX 10.4.6
    PowerMac G4 Digital Audio upgraded to 1.7 Ghz Sonnet Encore 512 kb L2 cache
    ATI Radeon 7000 64 mb
    1.5 GB ram

    Without Threads 02.43.13
    With Threads 02.43.36

  38. Version 2.42 RC2, Win32 SSE2 by mchs3d
    2.8 GHz Pentium 4M HT
    ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 64MB
    708 MB RAM

    Without Threads -- 01:31.34
    With Threads ----- 01:19.90

  39. OK, here's my results with some optimizations
    (really messed up the gui by the way)

    Blender 2.42 CVS (-march=k8 -msse3 -O2)
    Ubuntu 6.06 AMD64 - Dapper LTS
    2.6.15-25-amd64-k8 SMP
    Opteron 165 (dual 1.8Ghz, 1mb cache per core)
    1GB DDR-333 RAM (single channel mode)
    No threads: 1 min 14 sec. (vs. 1 min. 26 sec. vanilla)
    Threads: 56 sec. (vs. 1 min. 10 sec. vanilla)

    not as much of a difference as some people's... *shrug*

  40. I grabbed 2.41 source and played with some optimizations and compilers. I tested GCC 3.3.5, 3.4.6 and 4.1.1. I got the best time using GCC3.4.6 with "-O3 -march=pentium4 -mfpmath=sse -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer". I didn't notice any odd artifacts. Result:

    2.41 No threads: 1:37.88, 1:37:36, 1:37.44
    2.41 Threads: 1:25.51, 1:25.29, 1:25.38

    Binaries from blender.org: (reposted from above for comparison)
    2.41 No threads: 1:50.63, 1:49.29, 1:49.67
    2.41 Threads: 1:37.72, 1:37.18, 1:37.53

    13-14% faster. That was a good use of 8 hours. Ha ha ha!

  41. Pentium D 930 3.0 ghz
    WinXP
    1gb 533 d2
    e-GeForce 7900 GT

    CVS 6/18 build MSVC
    w/o threads 1:52.33
    w/threads 1:20.93

    Version 2.41, 32 Bit, CVS with SSE2 support
    w/o threads 1:11:54
    w/threads 51:92

    lovin it.

  42. blender 2.41 linux i386
    AMD AthlonXP 2800+ (2,01GHz)
    2,5 GB DDR1-RAM
    Ubuntu 6.06
    :01:50:37 without threads
    :01:48:98 with threads

  43. salvatore mocciaro on

    Comparative test in windows xp pro SP2
    AMD x2 4800+ 2 Gb ram (pc 3200)

    version ______________ without with threads

    2.41 153 CVS 0606 SSE2 0:53:19 0:39:04

    2.42 RC1 _____________ 1:35:05 1:12:26

    2.41 CVS 16 giu 06 ___ 1:25:22 1:05:76

    2.41 standard ________ 1:49:81 1:33:49

    2.41 SSE2 7 giu 06 ___ 0:52:77 0:38:78

  44. salvatore mocciaro on

    Comparative test in windows xp pro SP2
    AMD x2 4800+ 2 Gb ram (pc 3200)

    version ______________ without - with threads

    2.41 153 CVS SSE2 ____ 0:53:19 - 0:39:04

    2.42 RC1 _____________ 1:35:05 - 1:12:26

    2.41 144 CVS SSE2 ____ 0:52:77 - 0:38:78

    2.41 136 CVS _________ 1:25:22 - 1:05:76

    2.41 standard ________ 1:49:81 - 1:33:49

  45. Blender 2.41 (Built 2006-01-23 Version: Win32 Dynamic)
    w/o Threads: 2:17:69
    Threads: 2:00:38

    Blender 2.42 RC1 Windows
    w/o Threads: 2:15:48
    Threads:1:45:22

    Intel Pentium 4 (2.80GHz/ 1MB Cache / 533MHz FSB / Prescott / Socket 478 )
    512MB RAM
    ATI Radeon X300
    WinXP Pro SP2

  46. Blender Version 242 RC1.

    Specs - don't laugh:
    Proccessor: Intel Celeron @ 333Mhz - cache size: 128Kb
    Memory: 96Mb of memory so old I can't remember what it's called (certainly not DDR)
    Time: 15:50.66 without threads - epat

    BTW: I think I've still got an old 386 kicking about somewhere, if you want me to test on that too ;)

  47. Version 2.41, 32 bit
    Intel Pentium M 760 (2.00 GHz)
    1gb+256mb RAM, DDR2-PC5300
    Windows XP Pro

    (w/o threads) 01:48.89
    threads 01:48.54

    No difference for me...

  48. Kanotix Blender User on

    Blender 2.41
    Kanotix Linux (2.6.16 kernel)
    AthlonXP 1300+ (1281.420MHz), 256KB L2 cache
    512MB DDR RAM

    2 min 54.08 sec (without threads)
    2 min 54.37 sec (with threads)

  49. Version 2.41, 32 bit
    Intel Pentium 2 400 Mhz
    384MB RAM
    Knoppix 4.0.2
    Time: 15:11.68 without threads

    But to justify such a long render time: My computer runs a live linux while rendering so the long rendertime is only because a lack of RAM i think, render time in windows follows soon.

    I've also rendered it on my mothers PC, here are the
    Version 2.42 RC1, 32 bit
    Intel Celeron 346 (Prescott) @ 3.06GHz, 265kb L2 Cache
    DDR2 512MB
    XP HOME Build 2600
    Time without threads: 2:26:05
    Time with threads: 2:21:46

    Version 2.41, 32 bit
    Time without threads: 2:37:89
    Time with threads: 2:33:12

    Version 2.4xCVS1506
    Time without threads: 2:23:19
    Time with threads: 2:20:46

  50. salvatore mocciaro on

    Comparative test in windows xp pro SP2
    AMD x2 4800+ 2 Gb ram (pc 3200)

    version ______________ without - with threads

    2.41 153 CVS SSE2 ____ 00:53.19 - 00:39.04

    2.42 RC2 _____________ 02:02.81 - 01:39.83

    2.42 RC1 _____________ 01:35.05 - 01:12.26

    2.41 144 CVS SSE2 ____ 00:52.77 - 00:38.78

    2.41 136 CVS _________ 01:25.22 - 01:05.76

    2.41 standard ________ 01:49.81 - 01:33.49

  51. salvatore mocciaro on

    Comparative test in windows xp pro SP2
    AMD x2 4800+ 2 Gb ram (pc 3200)

    version ______________ without - with threads

    2.41 154 CVS SSE2 ____ 01:06.07 - 00:52.24

    2.41 153 CVS SSE2 ____ 00:53.19 - 00:39.04

    2.42 RC2 _____________ 02:02.81 - 01:39.83

    2.42 RC1 _____________ 01:35.05 - 01:12.26

    2.41 144 CVS SSE2 ____ 00:52.77 - 00:38.78

    2.41 136 CVS _________ 01:25.22 - 01:05.76

    2.41 standard ________ 01:49.81 - 01:33.49

  52. Mac OS X 10.4.8
    MacBookPro (plugged in)
    Intel Core2Duo @ 2.33 GHz 4MB L2 cache
    2GB RAM
    Blender 2.42a Intel
    Time without Threads: 1:14.69
    Time with Threads: 1:01.77

    Seems that threads are working :-D

  53. Mac Pro: 2 x 3GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Mem: 4GB 667 DDR2 FB-DIMM (only running in two channel mode)

    OSX10.5
    Blender 2.45

    default Xparts Yparts
    0 threads: 00:00.57.35 <--default
    4 threads: 00:00:40.35
    8 threads: 00:00:40.30

    8 threads:
    Xparts: 3 - Yparts: 3 = 00:00:40.06
    Xparts: 4 - Yparts: 2 = 00:00:38.94
    Xparts: 8 - Yparts: 2 = 00:00:38.93 <--my best

    It looks like Salvatore is having fun. :)

  54. I know this are old post but i like benck

    -Blender 2.49a build 2009-06-19 01:23:46 linux2 Dynamic
    -Intel P4 HT Cedar mill, (are same 2 cores ), 3,0 Ghz, 800mhz FSB , L2 2mb cache
    -2GB Ram Single Chanell 800 Mhz
    -Ubuntu 9.04 32 Bit version

    without threads 01:24.01
    with threads 01:04.68

    I have Geforce 9400 GT whith 512 Ram how i using my Gpu For Render ??? and how i using SS2 optmization ???

  55. - Blender 2.49b 32-bit on Windows Vista Business 64-bit
    - Intel Core i7 860 @ 3.6GHz
    - 8GB 1300MHz RAM - Dual Channel

    Default render, no threads: 31.1s
    With threads (8) - 25.5s

  56. Blender Version 2.41, 32-bit
    Pentium III-S 1266MHz, 512KB L2
    512MB SDRAM
    Windows XP Pro SP3
    Render Time: 04:09.18 without threads.

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