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Performance testing
« on: April 12, 2009, 06:00:47 PM »
In order to be able to give out accurate minimum and recommended hardware specifications for Simutrans-Experimental, I should be very grateful if people who have used Simutrans-Experimental could post information about their hardware here, and how Simutrans-Experimental performed for them. Please try to undertake the performance tests with no CPU or memory-intensive tasks running in the background for accurate comparison.

It would be helpful if people could use a common template for the information, as follows:

Simutrans-Experimental revision number:

System architecture (64-bit or 32-bit):
CPU type:
RAM:
Operating system:

Performance acceptable at normal speed?
Performance acceptable at fast-forward speed?
Performance faster/slower/the same as Simutrans-Standard under like conditions?
Any other comments on performance:

(Use this template:)

Code: [Select]
[b]Simutrans-Experimental revision number[/b]:

[b]System architecture (64-bit or 32-bit)[/b]:
[b]CPU type[/b]:
[b]RAM[/b]:
[b]Operating system[/b]:

[b]Performance acceptable at normal speed?[/b]
[b]Performance acceptable at fast-forward speed?[/b]
[b]Performance faster/slower/the same as Simutrans-Standard under like conditions?[/b]
[b]Any other comments on performance[/b]:

Here is my response:

Simutrans-Experimental revision number: Standard: 102.1 Experimental: 2

System architecture (64-bit or 32-bit): 32-bit
CPU type: Pentium 4 Northwood, 2.4Ghz overclocked to 3.0Ghz (single core)
RAM: 2Gb
Operating system: Windows XP Professional

Performance acceptable at normal speed? Yes
Performance acceptable at fast-forward speed? Yes
Performance faster/slower/the same as Simutrans-Standard under like conditions? Slightly slower - fast forward at 50x normal speed or so in Simutrans-Experimental, between 60-80x in Simutrans-Standard with the same medium to large save game.
Any other comments on performance:
Performance in fast-forward slows noticeably at the beginning of every second month when the re-routing occurs, but the slowing is not enough for Simutrans to become unresponsive. Performance still acceptable, although fast-forward slows to 1.5-5x normal speed for a short time.