Benchmark for SketchUp

We get a lot of questions from users, what system to choose. Here is a Benchmark model to test performance (Frames/second) and a Google Form.

Model

Get the model here:

Test.time_display.skp (3.5 MB)

google Form

Now, run some tests and fill in the form!

Link to sheet

Edited access permissions.

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When I go to that form, I get this:

Screenshot 2020-02-01 at 11.17.33

And when I do the test, I get this:

Screenshot 2020-02-01 at 11.19.30

Is that good or bad?

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Oops, forgot about 31012020, you’re not part of our organisation, anymore #brexit
Changed the settings…
I think anything above 25 is good (movie frame rate)

Ha! Almost hoist by the Brexit petard on Day 1! Bodes ill.

Your reset worked and I have uploaded my details. Only me and one other so far!

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I filled in figures for both 2019 and 2020. Both were over 29.

2.9 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i9, 32 GB, Radeon Pro 560X, 4GB

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I7-9700 KF, 16GB, RTX 2070 8GB
image
My new computer, I must test my “legacy” computers too.

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Nice setup! :+1:t4:

I’ll play!
Windows 10, SU 2020.
i7 x900@3.47GHz, 24 Gig of RAM, NVIDIA GTX Titan X. Ten year old system, with Titan installed about 5 years ago.
Benchmark test.

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72 frames displayed in 3.0880 seconds
Average frame = 0.0423 seconds
23.6395 frames/second

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 24 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
Graphics card: AMD Radeon R9 M395 2 GB

Results added to the summary page.
It should have a field for graphics card, shouldn’t it?
If it does, I didn’t see it, but added it to the Processor field.

[Edit] A later post suggests that screen resolution may have a large part to play.

My monitor is an iMac 27" 5K Retina screen, but for this test I ran SU in a window, probably about 2/3 of the screen dimensions both ways.

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Didn’t screen shot mine, but somewhere over 30. on an i7 16GB with a GTX1080 Ti GPU

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So is frames per second about the CPU, or the GPU? Or a combination? Curious minds and all that stuff.

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old mac, better with Shadows OFF, worse when ON

iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) - El Capitan [ Unsupported ]
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 256 MB - 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

v19
17.5578 frames/second

v19 Shadows OFF
22.1923 frames/second

v20
16.4480 frames/second

v20 Shadows OFF
23.3751 frames/second

john

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Shadows off, is no surprise. That’s usually a huge cycle hog.

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clarification: I was surprised v20 was slower than v19 with Shadows ON…

john

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That’s interesting. I did think that jpeg exports had better anti-aliasing in 2020 than 2019, maybe 2020 supports higher resolution, that would make it slower with shadows? Or not, like I know.

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Try full screen as well.

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I was trying to get a full screen test in as well as I expected it to be better, but I could not see the results when running in full screen, I can tell they open somewhere but can’t see them.

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SU 2020 on Mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina: 26.3913

Edit: how can we see the results tally without filling out the form a second time?

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it a bit slower again in fullscreen mode…

but I also tested without the alternative Nvidia Driver I recently installed and SU prefers the original one …

v20 Fullscreen
15.9986 fps Shadows ON
16.3578 fps Shadows ON [standard driver]
21.7018 fps Shadows OFF
22.2043 fps Shadows OFF [standard driver]

john

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SketchUp Pro Windows ver 19.3.253
Core i5-4200U 1.6GHZ 2 Cores, 4 Logical Processors
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400, 1GB
Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.18362
Shadows ON:
image

Same system, Shadows OFF:
image

Will report on my work machine sometime next week. And with 2020 when I install it!

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