Holomark 2 IS IN BETA
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Holomark 2 is getting close to pre-release and I am now working on the score system and finalizing the CPU tests. My goal is to measure single thread speed and FULL multithread capacity, so that will get full attention early next week.
The test requires a directory with the rhino mini file + the different Holomark display modes. These modes are automatically installed (and reinstalled) at runtime to make sure all systems are tested equally.
I decided to avoid using tools like Make2D, to avoid messing up users settings. Instead I use tools like Contour and Silhouette.
The tool both measures the speed of the system and also compares how complex files the system can handle.
I need two alpha testers next week, preferably one with an english system and one with a local version. I will not need much feedback, but I might need to communicate via skype so we can screenshare IF issues arise. So if you would like to help out please contact me.
Hi guys, the development became behind schedule due to illness, this also affected my high priority projects so I had to get these back on track first. I am now working on getting Holomark2 back on track too.
Holomark2 adds some display modes to Rhino, to make sure all systems are tested equally. And today I added a new illustration mode, with intersections and all. HM2 will also measure the time your system takes to prepare the file for this technical display mode.
Gathering of the system information is also working now, so I presume it is only a days full work left.
Holomark2 is in BETA and I need a few testers
Please show your interest here and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a zip file with the beta plugin and the needed files: The mini model + display modes, and the instructions. It is really easy to use.
Is the current release “userproof”, meaning will it provide fixed standard test settings that will evaluate the systems performance, regardless of any custom (viewport) settings the user could possibly have altered?
when looking at the result page it might be a good idea to have the resulting numbers aligned under
each other, it would probably look a little better, furthermore (although i see there is not that much place left for even more structure it could be helpful to group lets say 4 lines together by inserting 1 blank line after them, so you would not mistake the scores …
Here are the preliminary scores from the Beta testing, with color coding so it is easy to compare them.
As you can see some of the systems are a bit “all over the place”. This can be driver related, but it is hard to tell. If you compare “Helvetosaurs” two pretty similar computers you’ll see that both of them has red spots, bot not in the same areas.
Just got Don’s scores in and updated the Beta chart.
Added an average score comparison
This will hopefully develop into a graph norm on the score sheet to visually compare the tested system… I just need to find the hours to design and program it.
And I need to program a “string” with all the scores and the system data so I can quickly paste the data into this sheet. So we are slowly getting there!
His scores are good, and shows the power of the FirePro V7900.
Jorgen - is it possible you could include a facility to make screen captures at set points in the test? The figures Holomark2 generates are excellent for gauging performance, but the don’t tell the story of image quality. We all know that the Firepro 7XXX cards are wanting in this department, even though their ‘numbers’ performance is very good.
You should consider using a Google form for data collection, you can have the data emailed to an account and have it auto populate a form, and/or possibly a spread sheet. (at least I think that is all possible, I have a friend who does something like this with his business)