Benchmark for SketchUp

It probably would. The Quadro M1000m is what I would call an entry-level graphics card, though, primarily meant for 2D CAD work.

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@MikeWayzovski can you add 2021? I don’t seem to have access to edit the form :wink:

Dell XPS 8940
i7 11700K
64GB DDR 2933
RTX 2060
(system does have excessive CPU power throttling, etc.)
1920x1200 monitor, 8 bit colour
anti aliased textures

Screenshot 2021-07-27 002914

Screenshot 2021-07-27 131533

55 fps with profiles turned off.



results without the used screen resolution (or the resolution of a scaled SU window) and Anti Aliasing (“Preferences > OpenGL”) are still pretty useless because not comparable.


With eGPU (RTX 3090 24GB VRAM) at 2560x1440 resolution:

WIth internal GPU (AMD Radeon Pro 4GB VRAM) at 2560x1440 resolution:

I thought the viewport performance depends mainly on CPU but it seems better GPUs has an effect as well!

Where is this Module “Test”, and the method “time_display” documented? I’m not finding it in searches, but the word “Test” is such a generic term.

In the console, typing “Test.methods” results in a large list. How do I use the method “.show_fps”?

How do I get the values displayed in the message box into variables in a Ruby script?


Is this data correct?


Only just realised that this benchmark existed! Frames per second with original settings in the file: 31.5922.

After I turned off shadows and chose the style Shaded with Textures: 60.5306.

I’m confused why SU included shadows and a more resource intensive Style setting to begin with. You’re already slowing the file down. I never use shadows and always use Shaded with Textures anyway.

This clearly shows how efficient workflows definitely optimises SketchUp :slightly_smiling_face:

Spec (5 years old!):
Dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630


60 fps is pretty good. Of the things that are on by default, that slow down performance, Profiles is one of the worst. Turning off Profiles can make a big difference.

100%! I advise my students to use the ‘fast modelling’ styles all the time, particularly Shaded with Textures!

There are no special modes in SketchUp, you always work in the ‘endresult’ or editing mode. So adjusting the render style has great impact on performance

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Fair point. View size: 1893 x 913. Anti Aliasing is set to 0.

Totally! I always knew that but I never had something ‘tangible’ ro prove it (until now!).