The purpose of this page is twofold: Firstly, to help users to find out if they are running Chaoscope at its fastest by comparing their result to those sent by other users, listed in the table below. Secondly, to monitor the progress in terms of optimisation and performance improvement. To participate you will need to download the archive and follow the benchmark procedure.
The benchmark is a direct measure of the processor performance and clock frequency, and to a lesser extent the L2 cache size, front side bus speed and RAM frequency. It does not evaluate graphic cards nor hard drive disks performance.
The current rendering engine is single-threaded, therefore it won't take advantage of HyperThreading, multi-core processors or multiprocessor motherboards.

Benchmark Archive

The archive is a .ZIP file containing 15 projects, three for each mode and one for each equation. ZIP Archive (10 Kb)

Benchmark Procedure

  • Login with Administrator credentials (to allow batch.log to be written into Chaoscope folder)
  • Ensure you have the latest version of Chaoscope installed (0.3.1)
  • Close all running applications
  • Extract the benchmark projects into an empty folder
  • Delete or move the file batch.log (if it exists) from the Chaoscope program folder
  • Launch Chaoscope
  • Go to File → Batch Processing
  • Point the project folder to the benchmark folder
  • Point the image folder to a temporary folder. The images can be deleted once the benchmark is over.
  • Check "Create a log"
  • Press the "Start" button
  • Download CPU-Z at
  • Run CPU-Z
  • Click on the "About" tab.
  • Press the "Registers Dump (.txt)" button and save the cpuz.txt file
  • Send an email to with both the new batch.log and cpuz.txt files attached

Many thanks to those who have taken part so far.


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