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August 4, 2006 3:27:27 PM

Hi,we are all interested in computer benchmarks,how fast is my computer and we know also that every computer have different configuration so i invite you all for a Chess Computer Benchmark.My meaning is to make a list from all the computer we have now because with the new upcomming processors(like the Intel Core 2 Duo,E6300,E6400,E6600,E6700,X6800) we will have a nice jump forward!Also with the comming from the Quad Core,till the planning 32 Core...

I will explain everything when i see that many people are interested for this test:
The download from the chessprogram is for free!!
I give you a test position that you have to put on the chessboard and let your computer
calculate till he find the solution!
In the results i like to have:
1.Your computer type(speed)
2.The time he need to find the solution
3.The Depth (i explain later in a example)


The downloads are for free,you can easy scan it with your virus-scanner,but they are safe!

Go to this link: http://www.playwitharena.com/

Click on the left site from the window on "Arena Downloads"
Then you will see "neu!/ new! small arrow Arena 1.99beta2 ZIP (1.19 MB):"
Click on the zipfile to download.

Go to this link:and download Toga II 1.2.1a (chessengine)

http://www.uciengines.de/UCI-Engines/TogaII/hauptteil_t...

When you have download them somewhere on your computer you can unzip or unrar
Arena 1.99beta2 to a map you make (I create map "Arena") Just put all the files there!

Now Arena is your user-interface to let see your chessboard!
When you open your Arena map you will see "Engines" click on it (open the map)
Create a new map like "TogaII"

Now unzip or unrar "Toga II 1.2.1a" to this map "TogaII"
Toga is your chessengine!

When this is done,you can make a shortcut from Arena to your desktop or just run the
Arena.exe file from your explorer.You will get your chessboard,now you have to load the engine to the interface!
1.click upstairs on "Engines"
2.Select "new engine"
3.You see a little window,must stay on "UCI" then click "OK"
4.Then you get a window like explorer,you have to go to the map Arena,and click further to "Engines" then "TogaII" then you will see TogaII ,just select it and accept it(open it)
5.Now the engine is loaded into the interface,you will see TogaII in left-down window.
You have now a full working chess program!

6.But i want to give you a test position,so how we do?
I give you a position,this position have to be copied to the chess programs Arena!

Here is the position code FEN:

8/8/4B3/8/8/3K4/p2p4/kN1N4 w - - 0 5

Copy this Fen: and go back to Arena -> Click on "Position" and select then the last one
"Get FEN from Clipboard" or just press "F6"

You will see now that your chessboard is changed with the position!

The final step:
1.You have only your chessprogram + position and engine Toga loaded!
Click on "Levels"
2.Select "infinite"
3.Press on your space-bar
4.The computer begins to calculate

Now let your computer calculate till he find +M13 ,means he find Mate in 13 moves! (see 5th row)

You will see the lines scrolling fast in the beginning,how deeper he thinks how slower he will be,because the many possiblities and calculatings.The score is positieve(5th row),so you will see the score will go higher and higher,because in this situation it is a winning position for white,but for a chessprogram he needs time to find a Mate,in this position is it possible to find Mate in 13 moves,is the shortest one.But he will continue and always find then the same line with +M13 but goes deeper in Depth,he should find it around Depth 20...but if you let him do he will go to Depth 21,22....30,40...and so on,try to find a faster way to win!
So after the first time you see +M13 you can stop TogaII for further calculting,just click on stop(you can see it on the screen) Then everythings stops and you can easy write down the results or copy your screen and send it to me!

I have copy the calculating line when he found the Mate in 13 moves!

20/40+ 03:24 404.830.040 1.978.562 +M13 Be6xa2 Ka1xa2 Kd3c2 Ka2a1 Nb1a3 Ka1a2 Na3c4 Ka2a1 Kc2c3 Ka1a2 Kc3b4 Ka2a1 Kb4a3 Ka1b1 Ka3b3 Kb1c1 Nc4b2 Kc1b1 Nb2d3 Kb1a1 Nd3b4 Ka1b1 Nd1c3+ Kb1a1 Nb4c2+

you see:
20/40+ = Depth 20 with 40 possible moves
03:24 = Time he found Mate in 13
404.830.040 = positions calculated
1.978.562 = nodes in 1 second
+M13 = Mate in 13!!
and then he give the solution line with the moves!

So i only need your Depth + Time + Mate in? + computer type(speed)
For me is also perfect when you make a screencopy when you see +M13 the first time and put it online!

My result looks like:
AMD 3400+ 512Mb - Depth 20 - Time 03:24 - Mate 13 or +M13

Good luck to all,this must works!

Regards,JP

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August 4, 2006 7:42:21 PM

Standings for the moment are:
White to play Mate in 13!

1.Opteron 165 at 2.8ghz+2GB (+M13) Depth 20 in 00m59s!
2.Dell XPS Gen2 laptop 2.26 Pentium M + 1.256Gb (+M13) Depth 21 in 01m:15s
3.Amd 3400+ 512Mb (+M13) Depth 20 in 01m22s (65Mb HT)
4.Amd t-bird 1.2ghz (+M13) Depth 21 in 04m18s
5.AMD ML-30 512mb (+M13) Depth 21 in 07m53s

People who likes more tests can ask me! and i make a longer one!
I hope to have a list with at least 100 results to have more correct data!

Regards,JP
August 4, 2006 7:50:51 PM

I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.
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August 4, 2006 8:07:03 PM

The instructions became so long that after the 2nd page down key I just decided to post this:

I doubt many of us have the attention span to read that kind of huge post for a simple benchmark when we could just use the standard benchmarking programs...
August 4, 2006 8:48:50 PM

thats about as usefull as a poopy flavoured lollipop
August 4, 2006 8:51:36 PM

This guy again!? Go home to mommy.
August 4, 2006 8:55:50 PM

We're feeling really nice today? Can't you tell?
August 4, 2006 9:04:31 PM

:lol: 

No way man.
There are far more simple and effective programs out there for the job.
August 5, 2006 9:09:46 AM

Okay i understand this is a very long way to tell you how to do this test,for me it takes just a few seconds!! is with all benchprograms you use and know! But i put me in the position that nobody know's how this programs works! How you explain to someone to let him do something on a computer if you never have see the program? For the moment from some nice computer testers i get there results and no one had a problem with his downloading,installing and preparring the test! So it means i have explain well!

If they want a second test i just to have copy one line and they can start directly! This was just an example,see if people like to test in a different way!
Now it takes only a few minutes to get a result...but i can also give you a test from a hour or longer...infinite if you want.

Thanks to all the people who give me there input!

Regards,JP
August 5, 2006 9:41:22 AM

Quote:
Okay i understand this is a very long way to tell you how to do this test,for me it takes just a few seconds!! is with all benchprograms you use and know! But i put me in the position that nobody know's how this programs works! How you explain to someone to let him do something on a computer if you never have see the program? For the moment from some nice computer testers i get there results and no one had a problem with his downloading,installing and preparring the test! So it means i have explain well!

If they want a second test i just to have copy one line and they can start directly! This was just an example,see if people like to test in a different way!
Now it takes only a few minutes to get a result...but i can also give you a test from a hour or longer...infinite if you want.

Thanks to all the people who give me there input!

Regards,JP


Because for all we know you're inviting us to download trojans. So whats wrong with 3dmark and pcmark that everyone here surely has installed in thier computer already?

Here ya go!
Compare all you like!
This is much easier than all that BS you just posted, isn't it?
August 5, 2006 10:48:15 AM

Quote:
thats about as usefull as a poopy flavoured lollipop

Mmmmmm... delish.
August 5, 2006 12:00:56 PM

I have an even better benchmark. Here's how you do it:
1) Open MS Word.
2) Minimize all margins, at the top and bottom of the page.
3) Change the font to Arial size 8.
4) Make one full line of the letter j.
5) Copy (Ctrl+C) that line.
6) Keep pasting until you have 100 pages.
7) Copy those 100 pages. Get the cursor to the first line of the first page. Then scroll down with the mouse to the very last line of the very last page. Hold shift, then put the cursor in the middle of the line. Press end, then Ctrl+C.
8 ) Keep pasting until you have 1000 pages.
9) Copy those 1000 pages, using the directions given above.
10) Keep pasting until you have 5000 pages.
11) Copy those 5000 pages.
Here's to the benchmark part: How long does it take for your computer to double the document from 5000 to 10000 pages? This benchmark is very CPU-intensive, so the faster you CPU, the better your time. I tried this benchie on an old Dell 4400 (P4 1.6, 768MB RAM), and word crashed. The system requirements are as follows:
At least Core 2 Duo X6800
At least 4GB RAM
At least Radeon X1900XTX/Geforce 7900GTX in X-Fire/SLI
At least 500GB hard drive (to store the damn document if you ever wanna do this again!)

This post is intended as a joke, but if you wanna try the benchmark, go right ahead. And don't forget to post your results!
August 5, 2006 2:21:33 PM

lol, it made mine crash too :(  Darn old P4's with a pitiful 512MB of ram.

Will do this again on Monday when I have Conroe, I bet it beats an FX-62 in this test! :roll:

Edit: appologies to the OP, I just can't take this seriously right now. Gota leave the forums and do something useful with the rest of my weekend!
August 5, 2006 4:53:05 PM

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lol, it made mine crash too :(  Darn old P4's with a pitiful 512MB of ram.

Will do this again on Monday when I have Conroe, I bet it beats an FX-62 in this test! :roll:

Edit: appologies to the OP, I just can't take this seriously right now. Gota leave the forums and do something useful with the rest of my weekend!


Go out and get some edited.
!