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Re: GEMBENCH 6

Postby lp » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:59 pm

First rule of software writing. No one reads the manual, trust me I know. Most people just unpack an archive and double-click away on the app. So it's best to nip it in the bud as they say.

One problem, and I'm being honest here, is you retain the name GemBench which implies it's GEM friendly. To make matters worse, that's partly GemBench's claim to fame, being tasking friendly.

So essentially you have taken it a step backwards, thus a certain amount of confusion is going to creep in. I realize the tasking and video mode affect the results, but regardless of that it has for many years been tasking friendly. If you are going to impose a single tasking OS with medium resolution, might consider renaming it to something more generic like TosBench or STbench and eliminate the confusion with its predecessor.

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Re: GEMBENCH 6

Postby exxos » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:24 pm

Yeah nobody reads how to use stuff thats a granted.

GEMBench is GEM friendly, works fine in GEM. It doesn't work with multitasking environments which basically replace GEM with some other OS. This is because I simply never programed it in support for it as GB6 was for my use for what I need. If people are that bothered when I release the sources they can update if they want. I don't think benchmarking OS's is particularly useful these days anyway. People are still free to use GB4 if they wish. Its a lot less accurate, but if people are running it in all kinds of multitasking situations and video modes, then its not going to give accurate results anyway.
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Re: GEMBENCH 6

Postby leech » Sun May 21, 2017 10:29 pm

Hmm, so according to the latest build (26), my TT is slightly slower than a STE at Blitting? Interesting, since I don't think the TT has a blitter, right?

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GEMBENCH 606 Build 26
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     REFERENCE            SYSTEM     
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TOS 3.06  AES 3.20  TOS 2.06  AES 3.20
BLiTTER NP          BLiTTER Enabled   
RES 640*200*4       RES 640*200*4     
GEMDOS v0.20        GEMDOS v0.20     
TT/HADES 68030      STE 68000         
LineF FPU inst.     FPU Not present   
NVDI not present    NVDI not present 
CACHE D=ON  I=ON    CACHE D=OFF  I=OFF
Ran from ST-RAM     Ran from ST-RAM   
======================================
GEM Dialog Box:            8.070  162%
VDI Text:                 11.565  126%
VDI Text Effects:         14.265  151%
VDI Small Text:           17.170  131%
VDI Graphics:              7.235  385%
GEM Window:                5.920  168%
Integer Division:          2.825 1113%
Float Math:                3.730    0%
RAM Access:               15.285  237%
ROM Access:               32.735  227%
Blitting:                  3.690   97%
VDI Scroll:                6.445  148%
Justified Text:            8.495  136%
VDI Enquire:               9.750  212%
ALT-RAM:                  18.735  388%
======================================
Graphics:                         191%
CPU:                              525%
Average:                          262%]


TT has 4mb of ST-RAM (stock 2mb, plus 2mb add-on board from Atari and 4mb TT-RAM also the old Atari board (I really should upgrade that to 16mb, I think it's just jumper settings).

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Re: GEMBENCH 6

Postby exxos » Mon May 22, 2017 8:23 am

leech wrote:Hmm, so according to the latest build (26), my TT is slightly slower than a STE at Blitting? Interesting, since I don't think the TT has a blitter, right?


Can you try without the caches on, save the file and send it to me. I can include it in the next release. I think there is a TT benchmark file, but with caches on.
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