Discussion in 'Technology' started by chairmansteve, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. https://www.minaware.com/benchmark/

    Microsoft has decided to trash the GetVersion function; Windows 8.1 and 10 return the Windows 8 version number. Now I get the version info straight from the kernel DLL file. We shall see if that's future proof.

    Seems adding a 2nd stick of 4GB RAM to my laptop boosted 3D Rendering considerably.
  2. Behold! Everyone loves graphs.


    GPUs are on a different curve. We'll need another update before they rip a hole in time. The max is around 8.3 million FPS for the upload packed data. I'm not sure what the max (i.e. minimum ms) is within the app before it loses accuracy. I'll try to update before it gets down to 50ms (~12000 FPS).
  3. How do I know this is safe? What if Steve needs to turn tricks now to make ends meet?
  4. #5 cmdrmonkey, Nov 3, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
    It's not safe. Steve hijacks your computer to mine cryptocurrency and distribute toilet slave porn on the dark web.
    • lol lol x 1
  5. Another update was needed, this time to add Windows 10 DPI awareness. The text won't be blurry at over 100%.

    I see that Windows 10 "real-time protection" squashes the Drive score. Every file read is extensively investigated and exhaustively analyzed by Antimalware Service Executable (MsMpEng.exe).
  6. Wow, haven't seen you around in a long time! Hope all has been well.
  7. SpeedSpec 21.10 is the biggest update since 2013.

    • It can weave 1024 threads in the new Distributed mode.
    • The user can configure more settings.
    • The newest of any available D3DX9 library will be used. Older SpeedSpec required one specific release of D3DX9.
    • Cracking is a new multi-threaded benchmark, not yet added to the online score chart.
    • Drive scores are now measured in MB/s (i.e. 10x previous units).

    And behind the scenes, specs are detected with multiple methods: 2 ways for Windows version, 3 ways for number of cores, and 3 ways for MHz (2 for base, 1 for throttled). What's displayed in the app is a user-friendly fusion, but the upload data contains the separate info from each method.

    The Distributed mode may be considered BETA until it's tested on a PC with over 64 logical cores.