Min / Max FPS Comes To Test Results
With Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 "Sokndal", the minimum and maximum performance results are now being commonly displayed along side the rest of the results.
Aside from showing the average performance result, the standard error, the actual result values, and other data already displayed through the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org has been to also display the minimum and maximum results. This min/max request has most commonly been for when displaying the frames-per-second (FPS) results on graphics tests. With Phoronix Test Suite 4.8, due out next quarter, this will commonly happen.
With the latest Git code of the Phoronix Test Suite, test profiles can now specify minimum and maximum result values through the XML-based parser definition with the MIN_ and MAX_ prefixes. For those curious about the trivial change needed to expose this support, see this Xonotic test profile sample and its result-definition.xml sample.
With this small change to the test profiles, when running Phoronix Test Suite 4.8+, the minimum and maximum result range is displayed on the graphs as well as from the command-line. This has been a long sought after feature for those interested in more data beyond the average FPS and other metrics.
These changes, plus other features, will be found in the Phoronix Test Suite 4.8-Sokndal Milestone 1 release due in the next week or two.
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