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Questions tagged [benchmarking]

The process of running a computer program to assess performance.

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CPU Underperforming on Dell XPS 15 9560 [closed]

My specs: Intel Core i5 7300 HQ @2.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Intel 760p 256Gb SSD, 4K touchscreen. I have changed my Killer wifi card for an Intel 8260 due to BSOD crashes (it solved the problem). My original ...
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How to create a one dimensional distribution chart in excel

I have a set of data that I would like to benchmark against a distribution set that I do not have access to. I know what the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentile numbers are. In this case 10th-5,218; 50th-...
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Load Balancer Poor External Query Results in Benchmark

I created a Load Balancer. When testing internally in the Load Balancer Server using wrk, I received a benchmark of 300,000 Requests Per Second.. Then, I created a droplet in Digital Ocean and ran the ...
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Low SSD Performance Adata SU650

I recently got a new computer and am slightly concerned by the benchmark scores I am getting with a CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD. I have an Adata SU650 240 GB SSD. Here are the scores I get in AS SSD: ...
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Should I be worried about differing SSD benchmarks?

I ran a CrystalMark benchmark on my EVO 970 and got this: Then I restarted my PC and ran the same test under the same conditions (same amount of apps running, no disk activity) and got this As you ...
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What are the differences between a physical and virtual RAM disk?

I'm using ImDisk to create a RAM disk for the purposes of creating an environment where I can run some performance benchmarks and ensure that all benchmarks run are consistent, by making sure any ...
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Benchmarking bash commands with time and tee

I have a directory containing more than 80GB of simple text file databases that I anticipate needing to grep through often. For this reason, I'm trying to create some tests to compare GNU grep with ...
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Router performance tests

628/5000 Hello all, I am looking for tools or ways to test router performance. I am not only concerned about WiFi bandwidth, coverage and etc, but also about the performance of the hardware itself in ...
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Is that normal behaviour of ZOTAC AMP Extreme Core Edition 1080 Ti (ZT-P10810F-10P)?

Is it okay that ZOTAC AMP Extreme Core Edition 1080 Ti GPU with i7 7700 CPU gives: 20~30FPS in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 30~40FPS in Fallout4 30FPS in GTA V ( at 4K with ultra graphics? Isn't it slow ...
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Detect and qualify flash memory (sd card) wear

What is the best way to detect and evaluate/qualify flash memory wear that usually occurs after a lot of data has been written the flash? I mean especially a wear caused by continuous writes by dash ...
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comparing cpu performance based on cpubenchmark data

In order to choose the notebook to buy I was using charts from cpubenchmark.net and found an interesting behavior in their numbers. For example, let us compare benchmarks for i3-6006U, i3-7100U and i5-...
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How to compare 2 specific processors with the same benchmark side by side? [closed]

I want to compare my old AMD Phenom X4 9500 with the new Intel Core i5 8400 to see how much faster the new Intel processor is. Does anyone know of a website that can compare those two processors side ...
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Effect of block size on SSD read performance

I am looking for research on the effects of block size on SSD reads. An hour on Google hasn't given me what I want. Specifically, I'm looking for results on how bandwidth & IOPS are affected for ...
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Phoronix vs Sysbench benchmarks

I have 3 x86 xeon machines [with RHEL 7.4], machines are using Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake based CPUs. When I run prime number calculation using sysbench [using varying number of threads], I get ...
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Test API performance: How can I mix up ab becnhmarking functionalities with curl command?

I'd like to perform benchmarking on my rest service. I'm able to query it at once with curl + options And I know that ab (apache benchmark) may send -n cycles of -c concurrent requests. Having a ...
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Why is my HDD so slow on the “4K” speed tests?

What is wrong with my speed at 4K? Why is it so slow? Or is it supposed to be like that? Is that speed okay? Why do I have such low speed at 4K?
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Directly interrogating video card to confirm spec?

I just bought a ASUS OEM Radeon R9 370 second-hand online and I'm not sure if it's okay or not. I probably have no reason to suspect anything wrong, the labels look fine, except that I just ...
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Are CPU benchmarks of desktop versus laptop CPU indicative or real life performance?

According to benchmarks, it seems like the i5-8250u is about the same as an i5-7400. i5-7400 passmark = 7415 https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-7400+%40+3.00GHz i5-8259u ...
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How do I find comparable benchmarks between LG G4's processor and Xeon x5675 [duplicate]

My friend said that a modern phone's CPU will be more powerful than an old PC's CPU. So to test, I have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor in my LG G4 phone. My PC has a Xeon x5675 processor, which ...
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Benchmarking Linux & Windows [closed]

How can I benchmark my linux Computer against my brothers windows computer? I was not able to find any free benchmarking programs that work on both operating systems
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Are Geekbench scores related to software version?

I was looking at MacBook Pro and macbook models of 2016 and 2017 and I noticed that the same model in Geekbech scores has much lover scores that in Geekbench 4 I also noticed that some review compare ...
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Both AMD CPUs max out 33-35% performance with low temperatures

tl;dr: See "Facts" section towards the bottom. For almost 4 years, I had an AMD FX-8350 CPU on a GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 motherboard as part of a general-purpose computer with no compute performance ...
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Is it worth to put a UHS micro SD in a class 10 device?

Here is speed test I found for Lexar x633 class 10 UHS-1 I'm interested in 4k Q32 and 4k. Typically, class 10 cards will reach no more than 0.1 to 0.2 MB/s. If I put a class 10 UHS-1 card in a device,...
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Why is my new PC 40% slower to calculate and write a grid surface?

I've just updated a PC to do scientific calculations more quickly. The focus of the change was to step up to the Nvidia 1080Ti from the 980Ti. Now I'm running a test model. I get the following ...
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SSD with write cache buffer flushing turned on is way slower in AS SSD but not CDM

When running a benchmark using the program AS SSD on an NVMe drive, When the second checkbox seen in the image below is unchecked, the drive gets terrible write performance in AS SSD (see first ...
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How can I benchmark the bandwidth and latency of the connection between my PC and wireless router?

It seems like this should be easy in theory, especially the latency part. Just spam the router with packets and see how many get returned and how long they take. Is there any way to do this?
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difference between SSD RAID10 and number of SATA3 RAID 10

I want to order a dedicated server, Its a powerful server using 2 x CPU and 128 GB RAM I can choose between 2 following combination for Hard Disk: 4 x SSD 480GB (Raid 10) 12 x SATA3 3TB (Raid 10) ...
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Route All traffic through a VM in VMWorkstation

I'm testing an Nginx reverse proxy (stress test) on my own computer using VMWorkstation, but i don't know how to route all traffic through Nginx . Traffic must go from My Computer > Nginx > Webserver ...
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How do I see the FPS of playback in VLC and other video players in windows?

I play animated videos and notice a lag or frame drop. I learned later that this is due to Japanese anime being not fully animated due to low budgets. But I want to be sure. Nvidia Geforce FPS ...
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how to find out the actual hardware configuration of my PC in software level?

without actually opening the PC chassis and looking at the hardware with naked eyes, how to find out the actual hardware configuration of my PC in software level? Could the software used to test the ...
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Is my HDD about to die ? (Erratic benchmark results)

From a live USB I got the following results from a hard drive benchmark tool : The partition is the first out of 3 from a 1TB SATA WD-blue drive, used as storage (no OS running from it). I have ...
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Startup benchmarking on Fedora 24

My Fedora 24 PC is taking more than 2 minutes to reach a usable state. Back when I used Ubuntu, bootchart would generate a detailed graph of boot time showing how long each component took to ...
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Why are 4k reads in hdd/ssd benchmarks slower than writes?

There are several benchmark tools available to test the speed of a pc drive. Here is an benchmark example of a SATA SSD: Sequential Read : 718.498 MB/s Sequential Write : 777.414 MB/s Random Read ...
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Very slow random read of SSD on desktop (9,000 IOPS) but normal on laptop

I just purchased a new Plextor M6V 512GB SSD and am experiencing very low 4K Q32 read speed. 36 MB/s = ~9,000 IOPS which is 10 times as low as specification value. Why could it be? Motherboard: ASUS ...
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Benchmarking network latency

I am trying to measure the latency of sending a packet. I do this as follows. The client sends recorded time. The server receives the packet and gives the difference between the current time and the ...
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How to compare my laptops CPU performance with something current

I have an older MBP 2010 model with an i7 processor. How can I compare or get an idea how fast a modern day MBP will be?
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Benchmarking with Bonnie++

I need some help in interpreting this Bonnie++ results. These are the results from two VMs with Ubuntu 14.04 with identical hardware resources. One is running apache web server, other is running MySQL....
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Showing the error : “No Internet Connectivity ” for Phoronix-Test-Suite :(

I have successfully installed Phoronix-test-Suite in my linux server [ Of the various options available, I have done it by downloading and extracting the software and installed it using their install....
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Disk benchmark exceeds theoretical maximum

My laptop has 2 X 256GB SSD in RAID 0 each one is rated at: 540/450MB/s for read/write. On Crystal disk mark using 8 threads and 8 queues and 4GB test size it got 2811MB/S for Read but I am not ...
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Are popular benchmarks valid comparisons of architectures?

Recently, people have been very excited over Apple's ARM processor capabilities, citing benchmarks results that rival x86 processors. However, I am kind of skeptical of these benchmarks: though the ...
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Which hard drive is in better condition according to the tests performed?

I have two hard drives, both 500GB Samsung, but it catches my attention that when I test the disk performance, the graph of the results show a very different behavior ... What could this mean? Which ...
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Why is my new computer benchmarking (and performing) much more slowly than my old one?

I recently purchased a new work computer that I use mainly for scientific computation. Supposedly, it is a beast. Here are some relevant specs: Processor 48x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v3 @ 2....
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Benchmarks like Antutu/GeekBench for Windows PC?

Can anyone tell benchmark/scoring programs for Windows PC. I am not considering the score in Windows Settings, only third-party tools. There are plenty for Android like Antutu or Geekbench. I want ...
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How has chrome's performance changed over time?

Chrome has always claimed to be about performance. The super fast browser I installed years ago does not seem that super fast anymore. Is there some list of benchmarks under different versions of ...
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How can I easily benchmark my laptop and compare with others?

I came across Phoronix Test Suite because it was the only one I found on the internet which integrate your results with others (openbenchmark.org). However, besides it presents itself as an easy tool, ...
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What does QD4 mean in context of SSD performance?

I'm looking at various SSD benchmarks and found that they sometimes specify the "QD4 random read" performance. What does this mean?
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Determining average i/o file size on my computer

I'd like to see what the average data size is that my computer reads and writes to the hard drive. Many of the SSD benchmarks assume a 4K block of data, but what is my workload averages 16K? How ...
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Fastest Linux Filesystem on Shingled Disks

There is considerable interest in shingled drives. These put data tracks so close together that you can't write to one track without clobbering the next. This may increase capacity by 20% or so, but ...
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Wouldn't SSD benchmarks ruin the SSD because of repeated iops?

I don't know much about SSDs but I have heard that they wear out really quickly are pretty limited in the amount of read/write operations they can handle. How would SSD benchmarks not ruin an SSD ...
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Why is moving files between btrfs subvolumes an expensive operation?

From what I understand, btrfs subvolumes share the same file system "storage", so I was surprised to know that moving files between different subvolumes is an expensive operation, like moving between ...