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                         CYBERGRAPHICS BENCHMARKS
  Carsten Wartmann                          c.wartmann@ambo.IN-Berlin.DE
  D. Mulligan                                             skipper@io.org
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[CyberGraphics is a new "Workbench Emulation" system for several video
boards available for the Amiga.  Since at the AR offices, we've been
unable to obtain a video board, I asked for some writeups on the system.
What I got were a LOT of benchmarks... -Jason]


Heard you are looking for infor on the Cybergraphics WB Emulation
software..  well here's my 2 cents worth. 

I decided to check out the new Cybergraphics shareware software on my
Spectrum, and compare it to EGS 7.1.  I used Intuispeed 1.5 and here are
the results.  A few things I should mention though are that the second and
third tests were performed with NTSC LACE 8 colour WB screen for both
driver packages.  The first test on the EGS was with a 1024x768x8 screen
and the first Cybergraphics test was with an 800x600x8 WB screen.  Also
each time I tested the Cybergraphics drivers the test only seemed to work
in a 640x400 'box' in the top left corner, this may point out a bug in the
Cybergraphics driver or Intuispeed.  If you have any comments or questions
please contact me at skipper@io.org.  BTW I failed to mention all the
tests were performed on the same machine with a 2Mb GVP EGS Spectrum in
ZIII mode.  I should also add I was pleased with how well Cybergraphics
seems to perform and only found one program that conflicts with it,
IPrefs2Fast. 

Skipper
skipper@io.org

Computer            : A3K, 25MHz MHz
Graphic Board       : EGS Spectrum, with 2 MByte RAM
OS, CPU and RAM     : OS: 40.42  Kick: 40.68  CPU: 68030  RAM: 2/7 MB
Resolution          : LEGSa:SVGA 800x600 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    14187/s 
Line draw           :     2673/s 
Filled rectangle    :     1048/s 
Scroll vertical     :       64/s 
Scroll horizontal   :       56/s 
Draw circle         :       35/s 
Text without scroll.:      534/s 
Draw rectangle      :     1160/s 
Window layer test   :        5/s 
Size window         :       18/s 
Move window         :      105/s 
Line Pattern Draw   :     1624/s 
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Computer            : A3K, 25 MHz
Graphic Board       : EGS test 2, with 2 MByte RAM
OS, CPU and RAM     : OS: 40.42  Kick: 40.68  CPU: 68030  RAM: 2/7 MB
Resolution          : LEGSa:SVGA 800x600 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    14189/s 
Line draw           :     2676/s 
Filled rectangle    :     1050/s 
Scroll vertical     :       64/s 
Scroll horizontal   :       55/s 
Draw circle         :       35/s 
Text without scroll.:      550/s 
Draw rectangle      :     1160/s 
Window layer test   :        5/s 
Size window         :       19/s 
Move window         :      107/s 
Line Pattern Draw   :     1626/s 
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Computer            : A3K, 25 MHz
Graphic Board       : EGS test 3, with 2 MByte RAM
OS, CPU and RAM     : OS: 40.42  Kick: 40.68  CPU: 68030  RAM: 2/7 MB
Resolution          : LEGSa:VGA 640x480 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    14090/s 
Line draw           :     3028/s 
Filled rectangle    :     1925/s 
Scroll vertical     :      127/s 
Scroll horizontal   :       97/s 
Draw circle         :       45/s 
Text without scroll.:      547/s 
Draw rectangle      :     1240/s 
Window layer test   :        6/s 
Size window         :       19/s 
Move window         :       85/s 
Line Pattern Draw   :     1911/s 
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Computer            : A3K, 25 MHz
Graphic Board       : Spectrum with Cybergraphics V40.36, with 2 MByte RAM
OS, CPU and RAM     : OS: 40.42  Kick: 40.68  CPU: 68030  RAM: 2/7 MB
Resolution          : SPECTRUM:800x600x256 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    29291/s 
Line draw           :     2631/s 
Filled rectangle    :      965/s 
Scroll vertical     :      102/s 
Scroll horizontal   :       98/s 
Draw circle         :     3039/s 
Text without scroll.:      481/s 
Draw rectangle      :     1074/s 
Window layer test   :        6/s 
Size window         :       13/s 
Move window         :       80/s 
Line Pattern Draw   :     1764/s 
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Computer            : A3K, 25 MHz
Graphic Board       : Cybergraphics test 2, with 2 MByte RAM
OS, CPU and RAM     : OS: 40.42  Kick: 40.68  CPU: 68030  RAM: 2/7 MB
Resolution          : SPECTRUM:800x600x256 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    30422/s 
Line draw           :     2647/s 
Filled rectangle    :      972/s 
Scroll vertical     :      102/s 
Scroll horizontal   :       98/s 
Draw circle         :     3063/s 
Text without scroll.:      488/s 
Draw rectangle      :     1069/s 
Window layer test   :        6/s 
Size window         :       21/s 
Move window         :       82/s 
Line Pattern Draw   :     1763/s 
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Computer            : A3k, 25 MHz
Graphic Board       : Cybergraphics test 3, with 2 MByte RAM
OS, CPU and RAM     : OS: 40.42  Kick: 40.68  CPU: 68030  RAM: 2/7 MB
Resolution          : SPECTRUM:640x480x256 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    31002/s 
Line draw           :     2630/s 
Filled rectangle    :     1014/s 
Scroll vertical     :      110/s 
Scroll horizontal   :      107/s 
Draw circle         :     3035/s 
Text without scroll.:      477/s 
Draw rectangle      :     1077/s 
Window layer test   :        6/s 
Size window         :       21/s 
Move window         :       80/s 
Line Pattern Draw   :     1767/s


[And Wartmann's contribution, using a Picasso II board.  "VT-Emu" is the
Village Tronic Picasso software.]

Hi,

I've tryed a little bit with CyberGFX:

256 Colors, same Resolution :

MaxonCAD, Big A1-drafting, complete redraw :

CyberGFX        VT-Emu

  12s            15,5s

PageStream 3.0d, whole A4-Side with 3 BitMaps + text :

   8s             7s


The menus under CyberGFX are *much* faster than with VT-Emu or Intuition.

I couldn't resist to do a benchmark with Intuispeed :

Computer            : A2000 A2630 2MB 4MB-16Bit, 25 MHz
Graphic Board       : Picasso II with VT WB-Emu (2.56), 2 MByte RAM
Resolution          : PICASSO:800x600 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    19140/s
Line draw           :     2306/s
Filled rectangle    :      845/s
Scroll vertical     :       79/s
Scroll horizontal   :       76/s
Draw circle         :     2529/s
Text without scroll.:      330/s
Draw rectangle      :      969/s
Window layer test   :        4/s
Size window         :       12/s
Move window         :       62/s
Line Pattern Draw   :     1566/s
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Computer            : A2000 A2630 2MB 4MB-16Bit, 25 MHz
Graphic Board       : Picasso II mit CyberGFX, with 2 MByte RAM
Resolution          : PICASSO:800x600x256 in 256 Colors
Benchmark           : Actions per second
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Write pixel         :    29171/s
Line draw           :     2032/s
Filled rectangle    :      885/s
Scroll vertical     :       94/s
Scroll horizontal   :       93/s
Draw circle         :     2190/s
Text without scroll.:      340/s
Draw rectangle      :      832/s
Window layer test   :        5/s
Size window         :        9/s
Move window         :       63/s
Line Pattern Draw   :     1476/s
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There is one thing which troubles me : The slow screen switching under
CyberGFX.  Under VT-Emu it's nice to mix 2-16 color screens with 256 color
screens with the advantage to switch fast between the low-colored screens.
Often I dont need any high-color screen for my actual work.

There is a light !  Speed is *NOT* all.  It's much more important for me
that I can write Software for our A4000 with GVPSpectrum and it runs under
my own Picasso as well.