1.6.2 Benchmark Rendering Mode

POV-Ray for Unix has a builtin version of the standard benchmark scene. To run this scene use the -benchmark command line option:

povray -benchmark

Note that running the benchmark takes some time, on a 2 GHz PC processor about 45 minutes. There will be no image or file output from this render. For more information on the standard POV-Ray benchmark have a look at the Benchmarking with POV-Ray page.