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In an effort to solve the problem of unbeatable scores achieved with older wPrime versions, I've completely re-done the calculation and threading section of wPrime in an effort to bring the score on par with or slightly faster than v1.53.


I could use some testers to compare scores with older versions, in particular on higher processor count SMP systems as I've completely redesigned the threading model so I'm not sure of the effect it'll have on 8 core + systems (only have quads here to test on).


- Wprime 2.00 Beta6: http://www.wprime.net/?q=download&f=wprime_200_beta6.zip

- Wprime 2.00 Beta3: http://www.wprime.net/?q=download&f=wprime_200_beta3.zip

- Wprime 2.00 Beta2: http://www.wprime.net/?q=download&f=wprime_200_beta2.zip

- Wprime 2.00 Beta1: http://www.wprime.net/?q=download&f=wprime_200_beta1.zip

- Wprime 2.00 Beta0: http://www.wprime.net/?q=download&f=wprime_200_beta.zip


Compare with:

- Wprime 1.55 (current stable): http://www.wprime.net/?q=download&f=wprime_155.zip

- Wprime 1.53: http://www.hwbot.org/blog/wp-content/wprime_153.zip

- Wprime 1.43: http://www.hwbot.org/blog/wp-content/wprime_gui143.zip


Basically would like to know, too fast or still too slow?


Note that you won't be able to submit scores at this stage.


Thanks :thumpsup:

Edited by jmke
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Were i found the biggest differences on timings where on amd k6 machines so i've tested version 1.53 1.55 and 2.00 on a stock amd k6-2+ 570mhz to see the differences.


version 1.53 - 441.184

version 1.55 - 528.781

version 2.00 - 353.238


image - http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprimeversionsperformanxn7.jpg


The version 2.00 didn't detected the cpu as it should but version 1.53 and 1.55 did that perfectly


image - http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprimeversionshardwaredqk3.jpg


As we all can see the overall look of wprime 2.00 it's much more attractive than it's older fellas


image - http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprimeversionsappearancpf6.jpg


As many people know the old hardware like k6 processor based machines isn't known by making very accurate scores BUT this version of wprime is a little bit more accurate than the others but all of them showed a maximum variation on timings of 0.075% wich is very impressive considering that SuperPi sometimes give me a 0.25% variation under the same conditions.


Overall evaluation - If this wPrime version identified the CPU as it should it would deserve a 110% approval by me but it doesn't, so i give it only 100% approval xD because wPrime was made to test the perfomance, not to detect CPU's, for that we have CPU-Z xD but if this small error gets corrected i think that this isn't just one more version of wPrime, i think this is THE VERSION of wPrime


Thanks for making this new version and for the huge efforts to do it.


Please let this version or an improved/corrected one be the official, you guys will be making the delights of many overclockers around here ;).

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I've tested all versions on my laptop @Stock


AMD Mobile 3400+@1.8GHz 512Mo DDR2


- 1.43 102.485s http://img373.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprime143yx1.png

- 1.53 104.844s http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprime153zb2.png

- 1.55 97.906s http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprime155mr7.png

- 2.00 beta0 93.047s http://img373.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprime200beta0ct4.png

- 2.00 beta1 93.062s http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wprime200td4.png


No problem for detection ;)


Next version ,that's sub 90s for the same frequency :D

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Not a CPU most of you would check out with wP but oh heck... its the thought that counts :P


Vista Ultimate 32b

1.43 - 1.53 -1.55 - 2.0 - 2.0b1

34.017s - 33.432s - 33.41s - 31.788s - 33.025s


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I can add XP SP3 32b if anyone wants (dual boot).

Also I've just got rid of some P4, K6 and K7 but still have one last P4 2.8G left I'll try adding.

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is it possible to set the amount of threads in Wprime 2.0 ? in the older one you could adjust the amount in the "advanced" menu


1.43 1.53 1.55 2.0b0 2.0b1 results below:



Yeah, just hit ~, type

ft x

where x is the thread count






I might put a thread change option in the interface before release though.

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There is something weird going on here ... But I can't figure out exactly what can be blamed for that ...


I did my testing in two different Win XP installations (sorry gpr, but my Vista + SP1 nLited installation wouldn't run wPrime :D - have to create a new one ;)) ... One of them is my crappy one year installation (win xp pro + sp2), and the other one a fresh Win XP pro + sp2 nLited one ...


In the first one I used Olive Luna theme (from my tests, it's giving me a 0.5 - 0.7sec boost against the Classical one), and in the second one the Windows Classical Theme ...


Now, as far as the first one is concerned ... Take a look :














v2.00 beta 3




after five runs, with v2.00 beta 3




Then I changed to an other hdd, the one with XP + SP2 nLited (nLited setup) ... classical theme used ... Now I have the photos on my other hdd (so can't post 'em), but I have some videos ...


Same mobo, bios settings, rams, ram timings/sub-timings, cpu frequency ...


v1.55 = 85.187sec

v1.53 = 84.391sec

v1.43 = 81.360sec

v2.00 beta 3 = 80.422sec


What the heck is going on here ???


I have the videos and the photos, I can upload them tomorrow if you want ;) In the meanwhile, you can check out the boost I get from Olive Luna theme ... :P


P.S. Tweaks used ... Real Time priority ... only one ... ;)


//EDIT: Just read the thing about beta 2, beta 3 and how they are automatically re-named in beta 1 :P I've downloaded the beta 3 package, so it's beta 3 anyway :)

Edited by George_o/c
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Beta2 also says Beta 1;) he just forgot the rename


Nah I did it to confuse everyone


By the way, Realtime priority won't boost performance as the calculations are not done in the parent process (unless you do it to the children process).

Edited by wwwww
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I ran each version 10 times on an underclocked Brisbane A62 X2 4800+

EDIT: Windows XP


AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ @ 2167MHz [HT Link @ 812.5MHz (3 x 270.8)]				
G.Skill F2-8800CL5D-4GBPI. 4GB @ 270.8MHz (RAM divider set to DDR2 400)				
Abit Fatal1ty AN9 32X (nForce 590 SLI - C51XE-MCP55XE)				

Run	wprime 1.43	wprime 1.53	wprime 1.55	wprime 2.00 beta6
1	37.375		39.172		38.577		38.828
2	37.468		38.921		38.593		38.859
3	37.468		38.750		38.609		38.781
4	37.390		39.000		38.609		38.859
5	37.546		38.641		38.702		38.844
6	37.421		38.828		38.562		38.891
7	37.281		39.000		38.625		38.781
8	37.531		39.000		38.609		39.000
9	37.312		38.813		38.593		38.906
10	37.672		38.625		38.609		38.921

mean	37.446		38.875		38.609		38.867
stdev	0.117023454	0.175161513	0.037490147	0.066392771


hope this helps! icon14.gif

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