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I wonder though, would it be a good idea to have a more stressful test? IIRC when I ran this test, there were no AIs around and the environment was pretty compact (the training mission). This isn't really an accurate representation of gameplay. Many missions have larger outdoor environments with multiple guards. Perhaps we could at least toss a couple of AI fights in there to simulate being around AIs.

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The AI don't think in the recorded demos anyway, so this can never be a good representation of actual gameplay performance. Nevertheless, it is still fun for some people to compare lengths via benchmark results. ;)

 

lol, I thought this is going to help you with performance settings...

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I wrote this big ole note about how this would be perfect for evaluating things that are "entirely GPU bound" like HDR then I remembered the Light Gem and promptly erased 20 minutes of ranting... :laugh:

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For people who want to test their rig using a standardised demo, here's a PK4 for you to download and check out your performance using the TDM training map.

 

Thanks a lot to rebb for creating and uploading that file. :)

 

Instructions:

- Download this PK4: http://www.dramtheth...aining_demo.pk4 (~18 MB)

- Save the file into your darkmod/ folder, into where all the other tdm_*.pk4 files are residing.

- Launch TDM

- Install the Training Mission (this will restart TDM)

- Open the console (by typing Ctrl-Alt-~)

- Type timeDemo training.demo and hit enter, the demo will start

 

Post the results (average FPS, etc.)

 

 

This really should be included in the first post:

 

-timedemo

 

(analysis, recording, warping)

doom -timedemo <lump>

 

The -timedemo parameter plays a demo without limiting graphics to 35 frames per second and upon exiting to the command prompt displays the number of screen frames drawn (gametics) and the time taken to play them (realtics), instead of the ENDOOM screen. The average screen frame rate on a level can be determined with this information (realtics/gametics*35=fps). If a demo recording spans more than one level, the resulting values will be incorrect, as the realtics will correspond only to the last level played.

 

Like during the built-in demo sequence normally played at the start of a game, this parameter makes most device input bring up the menu while the demo is playing, so pressing the Tab key to select automap mode or pressing Enter to display the last status message can't be used. Some non-playing functions do still work, such as increasing or decreasing the screen size.

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hum, 2x512Mb random generic DDR => 2x1Gb balistix cl2.5 =

first run

45.6 FPS

second run

58,8 FPS

not a bad upgrade :)

 

got a new update, now playing on 1440*900 with aa2x, bloom at minimum.

10.4seconds resulting in 284.4 fps...

 

I'm using a core i5 2500 +4Gb of ram, and a nice AMD hd6950

 

 

guess it was time to build myself a new computer.

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Phenom2 x2 560BE All 4 cores Unlocked at 3.3ghz

4GB DDR3 1600

Radeon HD5670 1GB Stock speed

 

Settings:

Res: 1920*1200 (16:10)

Vsync: off

AA: 16

TA: 16

A.Rendering: Standard

I. Shader: HQ

 

245.6 fps - was second run

 

Out of curiosity tried again

first run 16.8 seconds 177.6

12.6 235.7

13.0 229.0

13.2 226.1

13.3 223.7

 

Odd how after the second run it started performing worse each time.

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Decided to do a run on the new rig:

 

System:

i5 3570K

8GB DDR3

GTX 670

Win7 Ultimate x64

 

Settings:

Resolution: 1680x1050

Vsync: off

AA: off

Anisotropy: 1x

Ambient: normal

interaction shader: enhanced

Postprocessing: on

 

results:

1: 2976 frames in 9.8 seconds = 304.4 FPS

2: 2976 frames in 9.9 seconds = 299.9 FPS

3: 2976 frames in 10.0 seconds = 296.7 FPS

 

Settings:

Resolution: 1680x1050

Vsync: off

AA: 8x

Anisotropy: 8x

Ambient: normal

interaction shader: enhanced

Postprocessing: on

 

Results:

1: 2976 Frames rendered in 15.6 seconds = 191.1 FPS

2: 2976 Frames rendered in 15.8 seconds = 188.7 FPS

3: 2976 Frames rendered in 15.7 seconds = 189.7 FPS

 

And yes, I got some weird ass artifacts and skybox rendering issues with my Nvidia card, doesn't happen on other missions.

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Timedemos are quite closely bound to the engine internals (a bit like savegames), so they'd need to be re-recorded per-release - which would invalidate the results - as well as being a fairly unrealistic representation of CPU load.

 

Perhaps we could do something with a timed camera fly-around of a map, throw in some scripted physics events and AI.

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Any news? No need to mantain the compatibility with old one results! Let's refresh it!

IMHO the standalone version must integrate a benchmark tool: it's always a good thing for new players :D and an interesting aspect about ID4 Tech evolution: think, all those possible reviews/articles on tech/videogame sites!

 

It's PR material :P

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Timedemos are quite closely bound to the engine internals (a bit like savegames), so they'd need to be re-recorded per-release - which would invalidate the results - as well as being a fairly unrealistic representation of CPU load.

 

Perhaps we could do something with a timed camera fly-around of a map, throw in some scripted physics events and AI.

 

Yeah, timedemos are not a real good benchmark tool - they don't play sound, f.i., the AI is no patroling, and so on. A "real time demo" in a benchmark map would be better to show the workload the game does, opposed to "what the renderer does".

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Any news? No need to mantain the compatibility with old one results! Let's refresh it!

IMHO the standalone version must integrate a benchmark tool: it's always a good thing for new players :D and an interesting aspect about ID4 Tech evolution: think, all those possible reviews/articles on tech/videogame sites!

 

It's PR material :P

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