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Old 2002-09-24, 17:47
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New benchmark test!

Inspired by gnorpf's test I cooked up my own test.

This test does not require any download and is not dependant on audio drivers/latency/cpu-limit, however it does introduce disk access but that should be pretty insignificant.

Do like this:

Load all the demo songs (12 in all) and render to disk, measure the time it took to render each (using a stopwatch or similar) from pressing "Export" to the progress dialog dissapears.

Sum up the times and you got a nice figure to use as a measurement.

Important: load the songs one by one, and export at 44 kHz, 16 bit, closing the songs in between so you only have one song open at any time.

My results:

1 GHz PII 256 Mb RAM: 553 sec total
867 MHz G4 640 Mb RAM: 511 sec total

Dan
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Old 2002-09-24, 17:52
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rebirthmarks?

would'nt the good'oll rebirth marks be a good benchmark indication for reason?
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Old 2002-09-24, 17:57
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Re: rebirthmarks?

Sure would, the problem would be creating a "test-song" which is representative - in ReBirth the number of machines was fixed, and not so in Reason.

Dan

:would'nt the good'oll rebirth marks be a good benchmark indication for reason?
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Old 2002-09-24, 18:19
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Re: New benchmark test! So Macs are faster per MHz.

Well, this is interesting, and does seem to give some proof to the "MegaHertz Myth". From your test it looks like the G4 is about 6.5 percent faster per MHz than the PII. Rendering the audio is a good test of the CPU, presumably using the same algorithms and C++ source code. But if you really want to get nit-picky about it, you could still say it's not fair -- you have to consider differences in compilers, and the code they generate. :-)

ell
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Old 2002-09-24, 18:26
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benchmark test results PII

Ardous test ...it takes time..

My results were PII 1 Gg 256 Mb 488s


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Old 2002-09-24, 23:00
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Mac G3 233 Powerbook, 160MB RAM, OS9: 2297 secs total n/t

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Old 2002-09-30, 22:32
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Re: New benchmark test!

:1 GHz PII 256 Mb RAM: 553 sec total

?????
a 1Ghz Pentium 2 ??
surely you mean pentium 3 ?

or is this some overclocked beast you run! lol

 

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