Ghostscript 9.22 Benchmark Performance Summary

Tested with Ghostscript and GhostPCL 9.22, commercial version releases
All performance numbers are expressed in pages per minute (PPM) – larger numbers are better
All tests run using long-edge-feed paper orientation
Background printing enabled, 2 rendering threads

Test Configuration: Intel NUC7i7BNH Mini PC

Processor specs: Intel Core i7-7567u (2 cores, 4 MB cache, 3.50 GHz with bursts to 4.00 GHz), 16 GB DDR4-2133 RAM

PDF Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 160.5 124.0 160.8 118.7 157.6 120.7 81.4 63.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 424.9 337.2 440.1 249.1 520.7 408.3 139.2 151.4
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 57.0 16.0 50.3 1.9 48.7 12.7 21.0 2.0
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 89.9 51.1 72.3 33.3 72.0 35.9 33.8 19.1
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 993.0 681.3 876.7 548.2 915.7 646.9 690.8 579.7
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 1425.8 900.6 1420.3 741.0 1568.1 891.3 944.3 673.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 827.8 288.3 612.9 213.1 648.6 254.0 392.6 149.9
JEITA J9 428.7 363.1 424.6 338.6 428.2 359.9 396.7 314.8
JEITA J11 437.8 196.2 326.2 123.9 406.3 177.0 197.2 87.8
JEITA J12 299.3 264.2 300.1 247.3 307.7 250.0 240.7 182.5
PLRM 100 4543.1 27126.9 3962.0 1813.5 5684.2 3998.0 3217.1 1793.7

PostScript Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 152.7 121.6 146.7 112.3 156.5 117.4 79.9 65.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 301.0 265.0 270.8 181.0 334.3 284.9 128.8 130.1
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 257.7 237.5 264.4 241.1 406.1 334.7 93.0 69.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 111.8 55.5 88.2 35.9 89.9 40.7 38.5 20.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 1711.0 790.2 1531.3 684.0 1745.9 788.1 1034.9 660.0
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 605.1 480.6 591.8 442.4 586.6 452.6 536.0 411.7
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 642.4 500.9 645.9 480.5 621.3 485.6 550.6 445.8
JEITA J9 503.6 416.0 475.7 367.7 455.2 345.8 376.9 312.9
JEITA J11 374.5 317.2 446.0 298.8 357.8 238.5 189.9 195.6
JEITA J12 536.6 420.1 539.2 364.3 483.4 349.3 291.2 217.7
PLRM 100 3197.2 2247.0 2827.6 1596.3 3526.3 2963.70 2630.1 1615.5

PCL (PCL/XL) Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 222.5 191.8 288.0 195.7 220.5 154.9 84.5 87.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 457.7 397.6 545.5 379.7 452.5 347.3 150.0 168.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 231.6 212.4 283.7 250.9 362.3 284.2 72.6 60.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 155.0 119.9 164.1 86.9 94.2 43.1 39.7 23.8
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 1114.9 740.8 1025.8 560.7 1153.1 763.1 931.5 657.5
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 968.2 730.4 959.9 666.6 1051.5 834.3 799.0 630.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 888.0 826.1 1090.3 756.7 995.0 898.3 537.6 482.7
JEITA J9 887.4 743.8 852.1 602.3 738.9 514.6 549.0 432.3
JEITA J11 222.2 180.8 288.9 169.0 200.4 137.9 117.9 111.5
JEITA J12 610.3 484.3 637.7 445.4 515.8 359.9 322.3 242.8
PLRM 100 5756.4 2797.4 4274.6 1666.6 8095.8 4056.6 3154.8 1611.5

Test Configuration: Intel Joule 570x Integrated CPU Module

Processor specs: 1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Atom T5700 with bursts to 2.4 GHz, 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 16 GB eMMC memory

PDF Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 53.1 40.3 51.6 36.1 48.6 36.3 29.4 23.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 168.7 135.1 166.7 91.6 186.6 145.5 56.5 58.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 16.7 4.3 13.9 0.5 14.6 3.8 7.2 0.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 31.0 17.6 24.2 12.0 23.9 12.3 11.6 5.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 356.6 252.7 304.8 183.2 333.0 248.9 275.5 242.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 616.5 338.3 546.0 273.1 631.9 354.0 430.2 281.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 374.4 103.8 266.5 71.8 312.2 88.2 160.7 45.9
JEITA J9 147.3 122.0 139.7 112.0 143.1 120.3 140.5 114.4
JEITA J11 146.0 57.3 103.4 35.2 132.8 51.7 65.4 26.1
JEITA J12 123.8 104.4 117.8 93.3 122.1 97.0 98.0 70.9
PLRM 100 2047.8 1184.2 1616.5 695.5 2362.4 1713.9 1433.7 799.0

PostScript Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 52.4 38.0 47.4 32.9 48.3 34.0 28.8 23.8
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 115.0 94.4 95.0 63.4 115.0 100.2 52.1 52.7
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 92.9 76.4 94.4 74.3 144.6 117.8 36.6 28.1
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 39.4 20.3 30.2 12.0 29.2 14.0 13.2 6.4
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 666.9 292.7 557.2 219.7 643.1 279.6 421.7 280.2
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 204.4 152.0 179.0 132.7 190.4 159.9 183.3 151.4
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 216.0 160.3 206.5 149.9 212.7 170.6 197.4 164.4
JEITA J9 184.4 146.7 178.3 120.40 168.0 122.0 139.0 119.5
JEITA J11 143.8 108.8 173.3 88.5 132.1 79.8 65.4 67.7
JEITA J12 195.1 141.9 183.0 115.2 167.6 113.6 103.7 73.1
PLRM 100 1191.9 885.6 1039.8 575.0 1261.2 1121.0 1097.7 693.2

PCL (PCL/XL) Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 86.5 63.2 101.0 61.7 63.8 47.5 29.0 29.4
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 174.4 135.7 205.2 123.2 146.9 117.7 54.0 59.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 82.4 66.3 94.3 76.7 125.1 93.6 27.2 22.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 53.0 35.8 54.1 24.2 29.9 14.4 12.9 7.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 467.5 273.7 379.2 170.0 455.9 304.4 365.5 267.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 408.9 285.2 380.9 251.1 398.7 359.3 341.1 255.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 379.1 331.4 442.7 291.4 402.4 352.3 215.0 191.2
JEITA J9 401.5 310.9 367.0 233.7 304.1 208.1 234.4 183.3
JEITA J11 79.9 58.0 95.2 47.5 62.6 39.2 39.6 36.2
JEITA J12 228.0 167.6 225.7 140.9 175.8 118.3 115.7 87.2
PLRM 100 2692.4 1125.1 1736.1 615.5 3730.5 1560.6 1277.9 782.7

Test Configuration: Raspberry Pi3

Processor specs: Quad-core ARM, 1.2GHz, 32kB Level 1 and 512kB Level 2 cache, 1GB LPDDR2 900MHz RAM

PDF Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 17.9 14.4 18.0 13.6 16.0 11.1 8.7 8.0
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 58.5 47.9 49.3 31.1 63.2 43.6 14.3 16.5
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 4.7 1.3 4.0 0.2 4.0 1.0 1.8 0.2
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 10.5 6.6 8.3 4.1 7.5 4.1 3.2 1.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 141.4 77.1 121.9 47.9 129.0 73.6 100.9 71.8
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 221.1 122.0 183.6 85.2 219.2 129.0 155.4 105.7
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 125.3 33.6 91.6 21.2 98.2 23.2 38.5 11.1
JEITA J9 52.0 44.8 50.7 38.4 52.0 44.6 50.3 43.7
JEITA J11 44.5 16.4 31.8 9.9 36.2 12.3 18.6 7.3
JEITA J12 52.4 45.3 50.3 37.7 51.0 36.9 34.8 26.4
PLRM 100 727.4 448.7 513.6 229.0 958.0 642.9 640.9 354.4

PostScript Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 17.6 13.7 16.9 12.4 15.9 11.0 8.6 7.9
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 42.7 36.4 33.0 23.1 42.6 34.2 13.4 14.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 27.2 24.1 27.4 24.8 49.5 35.5 9.3 7.4
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 13.7 7.6 10.5 4.4 9.7 4.5 3.6 2.1
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 250.6 108.5 197.5 78.7 241.3 108.9 150.4 104.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 70.7 62.1 67.9 49.6 71.1 63.4 66.8 60.5
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 77.3 64.3 75.4 54.7 78.8 64.5 69.2 61.1
JEITA J9 63.7 53.9 64.4 43.0 56.4 41.4 45.7 40.6
JEITA J11 47.7 35.0 55.8 29.5 38.1 18.3 18.3 20.8
JEITA J12 68.2 50.8 68.2 41.9 57.2 35.6 32.2 24.0
PLRM 100 404.1 285.0 311.4 178.9 472.3 417.3 414.4 296.3

PCL (PCL/XL) Test File:

8-bit Gray 24-bit RGB 1-bit Monochrome 1-bit CMYK
File 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi 600dpi 1200dpi
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - InDesign 28.5 24.2 42.5 25.5 21.9 13.4 8.7 8.7
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PDF 58.7 48.1 78.2 49.5 51.8 35.9 14.5 15.6
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - PowerPoint 24.7 21.9 30.3 25.1 38.8 21.6 7.4 6.0
ISO/IEC 24712 Advertising - QuarkXpress 17.1 11.2 18.4 7.7 10.3 4.8 3.9 2.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Excel 207.2 107.9 172.6 62.5 208.5 128.5 170.6 109.7
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - PDF 161.2 114.5 165.0 93.2 185.5 147.0 137.8 97.3
ISO/IEC 24712 Office - Word 132.8 132.6 177.8 115.3 172.1 134.7 70.0 66.2
JEITA J9 163.9 125.0 159.0 92.7 125.1 80.1 83.4 65.0
JEITA J11 23.9 17.6 31.2 17.3 17.4 11.2 10.7 10.8
JEITA J12 75.1 57.6 82.6 52.3 58.4 36.4 34.9 26.8
PLRM 100 848.6 390.9 511.9 188.4 1326.6 616.6 567.3 343.2