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How fast is your graphics card?

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Creates a challenging 3-d benchmark for graphics processing speed measurement.

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Updated 24 Jun 2005

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An approximately 800-faceted reflective polyhedron is created, subjected to multicolor light sources, and set to rotating. On my 2 GHz laptop, I get 1.6 rotations per minute. Can your computer beat my laptop?

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Michael Kleder (2021). How fast is your graphics card? (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (37)


7.51 rpm

Dell XPS13 8G 256G SSD

Aleksandr Fokus

4.94 rpm
acer aspire, Intel core i3-380M 2.53GHz,
AMD Radeon HD 6370 500Mb,
Windows 7, Matlab r2015a


3.47 rpm
ATI Movility Radeon 4500 M92
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz
Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric)
Matlab 2011a

Matt Fig

That should say:

i7-2920xm processor

I don't know where I got that other number?

Matt Fig

7.14 RPM
Windows 7 64-bit, 8 GB RAM
Thinkpad w520
i7-940XM processor
Invidia Quadro 2000M

Blow my old Dell (see above) away!

Mark Shore

3.72 on Dell XPS 9100
core i7 930 CPU
1 GB ATI Radeon HD 5700
MATLAB 2010b
Windows 7 x94

I note similar results reported 5 years earlier on 'inferior' hardware.



3.55 on IBM/Lenovo T60p thinkpad

Amitabh Verma

Amitabh Verma

on my Dell E1505 Laptop (Win XP-SP3)
1.73Ghz Duo Core (T2250)
Intel 945GM Express Chipset
Matlab R2009a


2.91RPM, Dell T3400 workstation, Win XP. I'm surprised the MACs are rotating that slow with the graphics they display, but maybe that is why... Have to run it on my Vista machine, which has more intensive graphics.

Robert Oostenveld

0.42 - PowerBook G4 (1.33 GHz PowerPC G4, 1.25 GM RAM, GeForce FX Go5200 64MB, built in 1024 x 768 LCD)


4.12 - MacPro Dual Quad Core, Quadro FX5600, XP64 2008b


it's a good idea but saying 2.5 rotations per minute is a meaningless as randomly saying 4 cows to the left unless u have something to compare it with!!!


Matt Fig

4.4 on my Dell XPS M1710, ver 2007a, Vista Home Premium, Invidia GeForce Go 7900 GS


1.5 on Mac.

any idea how this compares to other vid benchmarking?

Andrew Scott

Sebastien PARIS

3.65 with Asus G1S (T7500 2.2Ghz, GF 8600m, XP SP2, 4GB Ram, Matlab R2007b)

Todd Brintlinger

Todd Brintlinger

D Brown

Nice little demo - I got 2.51 rpm with my Dell Inspiron B130 with 1.5 GHz and 1.24 GB RAM Win XP Home SP2 running Matlab R2007a and using the Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express video card chipset.

joel mans.

I attained 2.92 rpms on my Dell Laptop duo core T2050 @1.60 GHz, 1GB RAM, ATI X1300 mobility graphics

brad moff

great little comparison tool. I got 2.4 rpms on my apple macbook pro (2GB mem, 2.2Ghz) running vista and matlab 7.5.0.

Impartial Reviewer

Cristian, it appears that you tried to cut and paste the innards of this function and run them as a script. This function has subfunctions, so you have to use the more customary approach of downloading the whole m-file and then calling the m-file from the command line.

Cristian Gutiérrez

??? Undefined function or variable 'con2vert'.

John Schmitz

4.68 on a custom build Core 2 Duo 6700, nvidia fx 1500 256 MB card, 4 GB of ram.

John Borchard

2.46 on 3.2GHz Intel P4, ATI Radeon 9000 AGP. Great measuring ap!

Glenn B

3.5 on my Dell D610 2.0GHz, 319MHz 1GB Ram Laptop

rahul chander

2.83. Dual Core Athlon 3800 x2, ati radeon 9550 128MB, 1GB ram

me me

Got 2.28 on my Dell Pentium 4 desktop (2.8 GHz clock and 1G RAM).

E. Nasser

Got 3.23 on my laptop (AMD 64 bit-processor) .

Nguyen Huy Son

2.20 ratation on my machine

Don Orofino

2.1 rpm on IBM R40 laptop
PentiumM/1.6GHz/1GB/Radeon7500 (w/32MB)
(32-bit color mode)

Philippose Rajan

Nice work!!
2.77 rotations per minute ( was roaring by then :-)!)
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M1425 (laptop)
Centrino 1.6GHz / 512MB / ATI Radeon 9700M (w 128MB onboard RAM)

S. Gatzka

Nice. 1.1 rotations on my machine:
AMD Athlon XP 1600+ (256 MB RAM),
GeForce2 MX400

Durga Lal Shrestha

Excellent job.
I got 2.15 rotations per minute in my pc with
2.8 GHz and 512 RAM.

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