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GPUMark, an FSX GPU benchmark

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I've been wanting to do this for a long time.

This is a benchmark flight, very much like FSMark11 & FSMark07 but focused on the GPU. The idea is to figure out which GPU models & architectures run better at high IQ levels in FSX.

It doesn't require a clean FSX install or anything like that, the only requirements are:

 

- Max out your Cloud Coverage Density (8 or more)

- Nvidia users, load the .nip Inspector profile provided (right click on the GPUMark.nip file, select "open with..." and browse for the nVidia Inspector executable)

- Run the benchmark like you would FSMark11

- Set your resolution to 1920x1080

 

Let's see what's the best GPU to crank up those AA settings!

 

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This is my score:

 

GTX580 @ 900MHz / 2200MHz (memory)

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

5284, 300000, 15, 20, 17.613

 

GTX580 Stock clocks: 772MHz / 2004MHz (Memory)

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

4569, 300000, 13, 18, 15.230

 

Scaling 1:1 with core clock

 

...so it seemed like the obvious question that arises is, what role does memory speed play here?:

 

GTX580: 900 / 1800MHz (Memory - downclocked)

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

5282, 300000, 15, 20, 17.607

 

Interenstingly, memory speed is a non factor!

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Thanks Dazz

 

Shall make a test

 

Hasse

 

Tak Hasse!

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This is my score:

 

GTX580 @ 900MHz / 2200MHz (memory)

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

5284, 300000, 15, 20, 17.613

 

GTX580 Stock clocks: 772MHz / 2004MHz (Memory)

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

4569, 300000, 13, 18, 15.230

 

Scaling 1:1 with core clock

 

...so it seemed like the obvious question that arises is, what role does memory speed play here?:

 

GTX580 Stock clocks: 772MHz / 1800MHz (Memory - downclocked)

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

5282, 300000, 15, 20, 17.607

 

Interenstingly, memory speed is a non factor!

 

I think you mean you did the last test (underclocked) with the core at 900MHz.

 

Another problem with the test is you've got people using different cloud textures and resolutions. You could get people to test with the 1024x1024 32bit clouds that come with HDEv2.0.

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I think you mean you did the last test (underclocked) with the core at 900MHz.

 

Correct, thanks a lot Luke ^_^

 

Another problem with the test is you've got people using different cloud textures and resolutions. You could get people to test with the 1024x1024 32bit clouds that come with HDEv2.0.

 

Again, you're right, I edited the first post to include the requirement for 1920x1080

Not sure how much having 3rd party textures can affect the scores, I'll do some tests

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Dazz

Shall i do the test with both 670 4gb and 680 4gb ?

 

Hasse

 

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Correct, thanks a lot Luke ^_^

 

 

 

Again, you're right, I edited the first post to include the requirement for 1920x1080

Not sure how much having 3rd party textures can affect the scores, I'll do some tests

 

If you've got REX try running 1024x1024 DXT5 and 4096x4096 32bit clouds, with high AA there should be a massive difference.

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Dazz

Shall i do the test with both 670 4gb and 680 4gb ?

 

Hasse

 

Well, if you have to go messing with swapping cards, don't bother man. One of those is more than enough

 

 

If you've got REX try running 1024x1024 DXT5 and 4096x4096 32bit clouds, with high AA there should be a massive difference.

 

testing it right now, but yeah, you're most likely right

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Well, if you have to go messing with swapping cards, don't bother man. One of those is more than enough

 

I swappted CPU today and shall swapp back the 2700K , if a make a fast swap with the cards run the tests tomorrow.

 

The 3770K gone retaire until i am ready with the 24/7 SS.

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Hi Dazz

Dont know what a doing wrong.

Cloud 8 evry setting as FSMark11 exept 1920x1080 in FSX and NV CP.

Inspector file loaded ok.

KFA2 680 4gb Std 1110mhz/3000mhz

 

3770K @4.7 downclocked

 

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

9560, 300000, 27, 36, 31.867

 

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Hi Dazz

Dont know what a doing wrong.

Cloud 8 evry setting as FSMark11 exept 1920x1080 in FSX and NV CP.

Inspector file loaded ok.

KFA2 680 4gb Std 1110mhz/3000mhz

 

3770K @4.7 downclocked

 

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

9560, 300000, 27, 36, 31.867

 

Thanks Hasse

 

Do you have REX installed?

Can you please load the flight and check if your GPU load is close to 100%? no need to rerun the test, just a quick check

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GPU load in PresX 75%

I have rex shall i put in 4096 and change cfg?

what teme in rex?

 

Hasse

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GPU load in PresX 75%

I have rex shall i put in 4096 and change cfg?

what teme in rex?

 

Hasse

 

In my tests yesterday it didn't really matter what REX theme I had installed, the scores were unnafected.

That GPU load is too low, something's not right.

Can you please confirm you have 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling and 16xS antialiasing set in Inspector?

Can you see lots of clouds around the plane in the test?

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Hi

here is a a Screen

http://dl.dropbox.co...en gpu test.png

 

You got PM

 

the only way to get upp the gpu usage was turn down water and run 5040x1050

have 93%.

 

What happens to GPU usage if you set water to Low 2.x at 1920x1080?

also please try with WideViewAspect=False

 

EDIT: Let's add another requirement to make sure this is GPU limited. Try Scenery & Traffic, Global settings to "Minimal"

 

settingsgpumark.png

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Anyway, if you're getting that frame rate, it's not going to go any lower by reducing settings, so either the AA modes are not working, or those GTX680 are so much faster than Fermi

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Did a run as your settings

in cfg:WW=False, cloud 12 , max texture 4096.

run in windowed monitor usage and gpu

With Rex

http://dl.dropbox.co...gpu3 screen.png

 

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg 9530, 300000, 29, 38, 31.767

 

Thanks Hasse

It looks like your card is simply a lot faster

 

This is my score with Scenery & Traffic down to minimal

 

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

6652, 300000, 20, 28, 22.173

 

Can you maybe do another run with the GPU on stock clocks please?

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the boost woork and now alll oc in inspector :rolleyes:

That was with stock clocks.

I try a liitle OC now or do you want someting else, a do what you want

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the boost woork and now alll oc in inspector :rolleyes:

That was with stock clocks.

I try a liitle OC now or do you want someting else, a do what you want

 

1189MHz is stock for that card? wow

Well, the idea is to run the test at two different GPU speeds if you can.

You've already been most helpful, thanks again man

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If you want a do a couple of runs with the 680 and then swap to the 670.

what you think

 

1258mhz

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

10077, 300000, 31, 40, 33.590

 

1300mhz

 

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg

10365, 300000, 31, 39, 34.550

 

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That sounds like too much hassle. your call anyway

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I've been wanting to do this for a long time.

This is a benchmark flight, very much like FSMark11 & FSMark07 but focused on the GPU. The idea is to figure out which GPU models & architectures run better at high IQ levels in FSX.

It doesn't require a clean FSX install or anything like that, the only requirements are:

 

- Max out your Cloud Coverage Density (8 or more)

 

How much is your CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE? Does it matter?

 

Thanks,

Dirk.

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How much is your CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE? Does it matter?

 

Thanks,

Dirk.

 

Should be maxed out as well. good point

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