kwahoo Nov 17, 2012 @ 1:02pm
SS3: BFE benchmarking
There is a console command
bmkStartBenchmarking(float tmStartIn, float tmDuration) - Start benchmarking, starting in tmStartIn seconds and lasting for tmDuration seconds. When done, print the results to the console.

I done test for the first 5 minutes Unearthing the Sun gameplay (level with huge destruction - Scrapjacks and Biomechs). Hardware: Athlon II 240 @2.8GHz, Radeon 6670 1GiB GDDR5, 2GiB RAM.


21:39:08 INF: Apply quality: CPU speed=Medium, GPU speed=Medium, GPU memory=High
21:39:13 LOG: 565 shaders reloaded in 5.3 seconds
21:39:23 LOG: 680 textures reloaded in 9.6 seconds
21:39:32 INF: > gfxRestart()
21:39:33 LOG: Trying to set display mode 1920x1080(fullscreen)...
21:39:33 LOG: Loaded "/home/adi/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/GfxOGL.so".
21:39:33 WRN: Failed to capture mouse
21:39:33 LOG: Loaded "libGL.so.1".
21:39:34 LOG: Loaded "libpci.so.3".
21:39:46 INF:
21:39:46 INF: Gfx API: OpenGL
21:39:46 INF: Resolution: 1920 x 1080
21:39:46 INF: Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
21:39:46 INF: Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. (0x6758)
21:39:46 INF: Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 6670
21:39:46 INF: Version: 4.2.11978 Compatibility Profile Context
21:39:46 INF: Video memory size: 1024 MB
21:39:46 INF: Available for textures: 776 MB
21:39:46 INF: Active GPU(s): 1
21:40:35 LOG: Starting level: "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/01_BFE/07_Karnak1/07_Karnak1.wld"
21:40:35 LOG: Player profile saved with size 3.44kB(96.00kB) at 2012/11/17 21:40:35.
21:40:35 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '63' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
21:40:35 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1301 files in 0.04 seconds.
21:40:35 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/01_BFE/07_Karnak1/07_Karnak1.wld"
21:41:16 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 456 MB)
21:41:17 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/11/17 21:41:17
21:41:17 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/01_BFE/07_Karnak1/07_Karnak1.wld' in 41.91 seconds.
21:41:18 LOG: In memory saved game created successfully with size of 5.00MB(24.00MB) in 0.80627296. seconds
21:41:19 LOG: Game successfully saved with size of 6.00MB(6.00MB) at 2012/11/17 21:41:19. ($/home/adi/Steam/userdata/103922061/41070/local/SeriousSam3/SavedGames/0000000754_QuickSave.sav)
21:41:19 LOG: Save game created in 1.2695431 seconds.
21:41:26 INF: > bmkStartBenchmarking(5,300)
21:41:28 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '18' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
21:41:28 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 34 files in 0.02 seconds.
21:41:28 TRC: 7 sound channels reinitialized.
21:46:31 INF:
21:46:31 INF: - benchmark results -
21:46:31 INF:
21:46:31 INF: Duration: 300.0 seconds (6074 frames)
21:46:31 INF: Average: 20.2 FPS (20.7 w/o peaks)
21:46:31 INF: Spikes: 65.0 max, 0.4 min
21:46:31 INF: Sections: AI=3%, physics=4%, sound=1%, scene=70%, shadows=7%, misc=15%
21:46:31 INF: Lows: 47 in 9.3 seconds (5.1 FPS)
21:46:31 INF: < 20 FPS: 39%
21:46:31 INF: 20-30 FPS: 49%
21:46:31 INF: 30-60 FPS: 12%
Last edited by kwahoo; Nov 17, 2012 @ 1:03pm
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blackout24 Nov 17, 2012 @ 1:13pm 
Can't wait until I get home next Friday. I'll bench the crap out of SS3 with every single tuneable I have in Linux.
mikeym Nov 19, 2012 @ 8:45am 
How, exactly did you do the benchmark? The command I see in your console doesn't seem to work for me:
bmkStartBenchmarking(5,300)

It complains something about :1 (don't have it loaded now).
kwahoo Nov 19, 2012 @ 11:40am 
Make sure that you typed:
bmkStartBenchmarking(5,300)
not (afaik there may be a bug with comma and dot with some keyboard layouts):
bmkStartBenchmarking(5.300)
Last edited by kwahoo; Nov 19, 2012 @ 11:42am
mikeym Nov 19, 2012 @ 1:03pm 
Ah, yes. It did look a bit like it was giving me a fullstop but it was hard to tell as it was at the bottom of the console. Any ideas about how to get round the keyboard layout bug?
kwahoo Nov 19, 2012 @ 1:22pm 
Originally posted by mikeym:
Any ideas about how to get round the keyboard layout bug?
Somewhere (I cannot tell where exactly is, while I'm on other computer) in SteamApps/Common/Serious Sam 3/Temp/RCon/History/ is a text file with latest commands. Open the file, write the benchmark command, save the file and run the game. Now you can find the command using arrows.
Last edited by kwahoo; Nov 19, 2012 @ 1:26pm
mikeym Nov 20, 2012 @ 5:43am 
@kwahoo, thanks! Good work.

5 minutes Unearthing the Sun, with all setting on Ultra on Linux native. AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor × 4 @3.6 GHz, Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GiB, Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM.

INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/01_BFE/07_Karnak1/07_Karnak1.wld' in 30.85 seconds.
INF: > bmkStartBenchmarking(5,300)
WRN: Can't find animation 'Aim_AssaultRifle' in anim host Content/SeriousSam3/Presets/Animations/Player.anh.
INF:
INF: - benchmark results -
INF:
INF: Duration: 300.0 seconds (12350 frames)
INF: Average: 41.2 FPS (41.7 w/o peaks)
INF: Spikes: 99.1 max, 4.5 min
INF: Sections: AI=4%, physics=11%, sound=1%, scene=60%, shadows=18%, misc=6%
INF: Highs: 1720 in 25.2 seconds (68.1 FPS)
INF: Lows: 1431 in 54.0 seconds (26.5 FPS)
INF: 20-30 FPS: 8%
INF: 30-60 FPS: 76%
INF: > 60 FPS: 15%
INF:
Last edited by mikeym; Nov 20, 2012 @ 5:50am
mikeym Nov 20, 2012 @ 8:43am 
Exactly the same setting as above on the same machine but in Windows 7.

16:35:10 INF: - benchmark results -
16:35:10 INF:
16:35:10 INF: Duration: 300.0 seconds (20648 frames)
16:35:10 INF: Average: 68.8 FPS (71.3 w/o peaks)
16:35:10 INF: Spikes: 140.5 max, 4.2 min
16:35:10 INF: Sections: AI=6%, physics=9%, sound=2%, scene=61%, shadows=20%, misc=4%
16:35:10 INF: Highs: 862 in 8.5 seconds (101.2 FPS)
16:35:10 INF: Lows: 1862 in 40.0 seconds (46.5 FPS)
16:35:10 INF: 30-60 FPS: 22%
16:35:10 INF: > 60 FPS: 78%
mikeym Nov 20, 2012 @ 8:46am 
So about 28 FPS Slower on Linux at the moment with an ATI card. It's definitely completely playable but hopefully there will be some ATI optimisations to come (by Croteam and AMD) that will even these up somewhat.
kwahoo Nov 20, 2012 @ 9:38am 
Originally posted by mikeym:
Exactly the same setting as above on the same machine but in Windows 7.
With Direct3D
gfx_iAPI = 2
or OpenGL?
gfx_iAPI = 1
mikeym Nov 20, 2012 @ 10:08am 
In Windows, I didn't check gfx_iAPI but I know Direct3D loaded.
mikeym Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:15am 
Here's a barchart[dl.dropbox.com] showing the comparisons of benchmarks I tried, including the ones here and another few with the recommended settings for performance set in Linux. The Linux benchmarks were carried out on the publicbeta build.

The the FPS highs and lows are also shown.
Last edited by mikeym; Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:17am
blackout24 Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:27am 
Scaling Govenor Ondemand was faster than Performance?
mikeym Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:43am 
@t.jp It's only a couple of FPS difference. And because I benchmarked game-play there's not guarantee you'd see exactly the same load each play through. But I would guess that there's little difference. One of Croteam did say that the fix they'd put in the publicbeta build was essentially put it into performance mode.
kwahoo Nov 21, 2012 @ 9:31am 
Originally posted by mikeym:
And because I benchmarked game-play there's not guarantee you'd see exactly the same load each play through.

Unfortunately there is no demo record/playback tool :( AlenL said that Serious Sam BFE is too complicated for such tool http://forums.seriouszone.com/showpost.php?p=964197&postcount=12
SpitFire707 Nov 21, 2012 @ 1:16pm 
hey mikeym, can you test SS3 using OpenGL(gfx_iAPI=1) on Windows 7? Would be nice to see another comparison, OpenGL GNU/Linux and OpenGL Windows 7.
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