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By popular demand, here is a file that can be used to gauge the relative performance of different computers:

 

ftp://ftp.formz.com/pub/formz/formz/fz8/Forum_Files/Performance%20Test%20files.zip

 

Download the archive above, unzip it, open your formZ Application folder, and run the formZ Imager application.

 

Click the Add button at the lower left corner of the Imager Set, select the .FMZ file, and add the Interior View.

 

Change the Rendering Type to RenderZone, and click Generate.  When the rendering finishes, double click on the Complete Status, and the render time will be displayed.  Post this time, along with the OS, processor, and speed of the processor.  We will tabulate the results in the following post.

 

EDIT 1 -- Please post your statistics just as we have below so we can copy and paste from your postings into the Results thread...

​EDIT 2 -- We will assume that you are testing with formZ v8 (which is somewhat faster than older versions) unless you specify otherwise…

                (A v7 file was added to the download folder.)

EDIT 3 -- Please only post your results in this thread.  If you have any comments, please post them here:

                http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/198-performance-test-comments/

EDIT 4 -- Comments posted to this thread will be deleted.  Please post to the thread immediately above if you want a response.

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(If you want your results added to this post, please post your information in the following format!)

 

Performance Test Results:

 

09:06      Xeon     2.4 GHz  E5-2665 8 Cores                    Win 7

11:28      XEON   3.46ghz 12-Core Mac Pro                      OS 10.9.5     v7

11:51      i7          3.4ghz     3770                                        Win 7    

12:23      i7          4 GHz quad core  2014 iMac                  OS 10.10.1

13:35      Xeon     3.5 Ghz   2013 MacPro 6 Core              OSX 10.9.5           v7      

15:35      Xeon     3.3ghz W3680 Dellintosh                       OSX 10.9.5    

16:22      i7          3.5ghz     late 2013 iMac                        OS X 10.10.1

16:46      i7          3.3ghz     Xeon 1230v3                           OS X 10.9.5

17:25      i7          2.8 Ghz , MacBook Pro  mid 2014          OSX 10.10.1

17:46      i7          3.1ghz     late 2012 iMac                        OS X 10.8.5

20:37      i7          2.3 GHz quad core  2012 Mac Mini        OS 10.9.5

23:16      i7          2.8ghz     930 cpu                                   Windows 8.1

24:30     XEON   2,66 Ghz Quad-Core MacPro 2009        OS X 10.9.5

25:49      i7          2.6 GHz   2012 Mac Mini                        OS 10.9.4

26:15      i7         2.5GHz quad core 2011 Macbook Pro    OSX 10.9.4  FZ7

74:32                  2.4Ghz MacBook Pro 15" late 2008        OS X 10.10.1

77:23      Xeon    3.2ghz     2x 4x  early 2008 Mac Pro       OS X10.10.1

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the rendering finished right when i was posting the previous message.

 

Started  @ 11:05:06 MEZ on 12/5/14 

Finished @ 12:48:17 MEZ on 12/5/14

           --------

   Total = 01:43:11 MEZ

 

TIFF File Name "Render Time Test_v8-Interior.tif"

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Hi Arkona,

 
Welcome to the forum!  We are surprised that your results above show formZ v7 being faster than v8 (our test show v8 is generally faster).  Are you sure that you ran the exact same test in both versions, and that you were not utilizing the processor when formZ 8 was rendering?
 
(This forum thread should be reserved for results only, so please post your answer in the Comments thread here:
 
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Started  @ 22:54:19 GMT+3 on 12/21/14 

Finished @ 23:09:55 GMT+3 on 12/21/14

           --------

   Total = 00:15:36 GMT+3

 

TIFF File Name "Render Time Test_v8-Interior.tif"

 
My SemiMac with system report as it is:
Model Name: Mac Pro

  Model Identifier: MacPro5,1

  Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Xeon E5

  Processor Speed: 3,41 GHz

with Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E (3400MHz
in reality
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UPDATE:

 

Thank you ADS!  After the v8.5.4 update, I'm also seeing a good speed increase in RenderZone now with OSX and 12 cores selected.   

 

Before:

 

v6

12 cpu - 00:11:47

24 cpu - 00:12:11

 

v7

12 cpu - 00:11:59

24 cpu - 00:11:28

 

RenderZone v8.5.3 results:

 

4 cpu - 00:31:19

6 cpu - 00:21:20

8 cpu - 00:28:08

12 cpu-00:35:23

24 cpu-01:04:04

 

After - v8.5.4 results:

 

12 cpu- 9:56

24 cpu- 10:15

 

Conclusion - More than DOUBLE the rendering speed of v8.5.3, and a solid 20% increase from v6 and v7.  Hyperthreading is still not really helping, but I suspect that has to do with OSX's handling of it rather than RenderZone.  This is on 10.10.5 Yosemite, have been waiting to upgrade to El Capitan.  Should I upgrade now?  I know the new MacOS is going to take quite some time to be ready for a working environment.

 

ADS for your benchmark tracking:

00:09:56       XEON        3.46ghz 12-Core Mac Pro         OS 10.10.5     v8.5.4

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(If you want your results added to this post, please post your information in the following format!)

 

Performance Test Results:

 

09:06      Xeon     2.4 GHz  E5-2665 8 Cores                    Win 7

11:28      XEON   3.46ghz 12-Core Mac Pro                      OS 10.9.5     v7

11:51      i7          3.4ghz     3770                                        Win 7    

12:23      i7          4 GHz quad core  2014 iMac                  OS 10.10.1

13:35      Xeon     3.5 Ghz   2013 MacPro 6 Core              OSX 10.9.5           v7      

15:35      Xeon     3.3ghz W3680 Dellintosh                       OSX 10.9.5    

16:22      i7          3.5ghz     late 2013 iMac                        OS X 10.10.1

16:46      i7          3.3ghz     Xeon 1230v3                           OS X 10.9.5

17:25      i7          2.8 Ghz , MacBook Pro  mid 2014          OSX 10.10.1

17:46      i7          3.1ghz     late 2012 iMac                        OS X 10.8.5

20:37      i7          2.3 GHz quad core  2012 Mac Mini        OS 10.9.5

23:16      i7          2.8ghz     930 cpu                                   Windows 8.1

24:30     XEON   2,66 Ghz Quad-Core MacPro 2009        OS X 10.9.5

25:49      i7          2.6 GHz   2012 Mac Mini                        OS 10.9.4

26:15      i7         2.5GHz quad core 2011 Macbook Pro    OSX 10.9.4  FZ7

74:32                  2.4Ghz MacBook Pro 15" late 2008        OS X 10.10.1

77:23      Xeon    3.2ghz     2x 4x  early 2008 Mac Pro       OS X10.10.1

 

thanks for this awesome information, truly helpful for me..

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