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Bouldermark   [2011]

Bouldermark Released by :
LogicDeLuxe

Release Date :
9 June 2011

Type :
C64 Tool

User rating:awaiting 8 votes (8 left)

Credits :
Code .... LogicDeLuxe
Idea .... LogicDeLuxe

Download :
http://www.gratissaugen.de/files/BMARK.ZIP (downloads: 504)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/98285/bmark.zip (downloads: 258)

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User Comment
Submitted by la-style on 11 June 2020
Are you sure the Counter works correct ?

I tested some new Hardware that smashes everthing i saw before.
User Comment
Submitted by Fierman on 17 January 2016
16347 on chameleon (pal), using beta9e core
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 26 November 2011
"Raster time is stable as a rock, you are poor coder."
the source is right there, go ahead. i simply couldnt care less. (and no, cycle exact measurement is not possible without a proper timer)
"For your notice Pentium benchmark can show difference between 133 and 266 FSB. How come????"
PCs have timers which run independent from FSB you know =P
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 25 November 2011
"Submitted by Groepaz (and accurate measurements like that cant really be done with vbl or tod anyway)"

You really don't know how to to it?
Raster time is stable as a rock, you are poor coder.
For your notice Pentium benchmark can show difference between 133 and 266 FSB. How come????
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 November 2011
or maybe i just couldnt care less, because all i wrote it for is to check chameleon vs scpu? =P (and accurate measurements like that cant really be done with vbl or tod anyway)
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 23 November 2011
ok, so your benchmark is useless for FSB speeders. Maybe it is time to check it with VIC raster time or TOD (@50Hz).
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 November 2011
i get exactly how it works (i have written it for gods sake) - its just what i said.
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 23 November 2011
CIA in c64E runs at 4Mhz, only register $01 doesn't work.
You don't get how this benchmark works, if you calculate how many cycles do CPU and you compare it to how many cycles do a CIA timer it will show always x1.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 November 2011
sure. its just that CIAs (the non-A type anyway) are not made to run at 2 or even 4 mhz :)
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 23 November 2011
I think it's normal then you tweak FSB.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 November 2011
then also the CIAs run faster i guess (which is a bit scary really =P)
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 23 November 2011
I've used it, but it always shows x1.. 4Mhz or 2Mhz no change ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 November 2011
"So it's 3 times faster"
what about "the rating is not linear" was hard to understand? =P
if you want to compare it with the stock machine and see how much faster it really is, use the program i linked. then you can also see where exactly it shines and where it has problems.
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 23 November 2011
ok, so my TDC at 2Mhz has 1057points. So it's 3 times faster ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKvvoprmCU8
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 November 2011
sure it is, and like most benchmarks it shows numbers which are not compareable =)
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 23 November 2011
Thanks.
So bouldermark is not a benchmark.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 23 November 2011
the rating/points is not linear, thats all :) check this one, it shows exact measurements which are more compareable (but less realistic for real world programs)
User Comment
Submitted by Kisiel on 23 November 2011
ok let me resume some results:
C64 1Mhz is 313,
Chamelon64 is 12628
SCPU 20Mhz is 16023
correct?
So SCPU 20MHZ is 16023/313= 51 times faster then C64 1Mhz.
am I stupid or it's impossible ?
User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 13 June 2011
Cool idea! Who would have thought Rockford would measure the timing of a SuperCPU!
User Comment
Submitted by Durandal on 12 June 2011
Tested on Drean C64, PAL-N: 335
User Comment
Submitted by LogicDeLuxe on 12 June 2011
It is mainly for measuring turbo boards like CMD's SuperCPU and Individual Computers' Chameleon. Those two were the main reason, I wrote this for. Some scores are already in the screenshot.
There is no emulator which emulates any turbo board that I know of, thus this tool is of little use on them. It is expected to score 313 or 314 on an accurate PAL C64 emulation, even if you activate warp mode. Some emulators allow you to disable badline behavior though, which improves the score slightly.
User Comment
Submitted by St0rmfr0nt on 12 June 2011
Aha, understand. But for what is this benchmark now for? I assume for the emulators and the PC's which runs the emu, is that correct?
User Comment
Submitted by LogicDeLuxe on 11 June 2011
It is a Boulder Dash engine turned into a benchmark program. The last time I checked, benchmark programs were tools.
A game on the other hand is interactive. This one isn't.
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