November 2nd, 2017

Tall ships (porthole)

Performance testing

pleaseremove and I ended up discussing CPU performance, partially because he has a new shiny toy and wanted to see how well it performed. Many years ago we benchmarked our systems with CrystalMark 2004 but he's had problems getting that to work so this time round our tool of choice is PerformanceTest 9.

Now by rights, pleaseremove's desktop ought to flatten mine as his is a good 5 or so years more modern, but the question is by how much...

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Hah. 1619 against 4603 - there's not much contest there, with his system knocking the stuffing out of mine on every benchmark (in particular disk - pleaseremove has a ludicrously fast NVMe SSD because of course he has). While his box couldn't complete the GPU tests, even the ones it did run outperform mine despite me having a much more modern graphics card. Looks like all those years of CPU improvements have actually been worth something.

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The only thing that lets it down is a pokey little embedded GPU, otherwise it still flattens all my systems and gives his desktop a good run for its money...

boggyb: Your laptop outperforms your desktop on disk. How is that even possible?
pleaseremove: The whole thing is utterly ridiculous

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I really do need to upgrade Hemera one of these days, but that's for another rant on how all modern laptops are terrible except for the ones that you can't actually buy.