Performance score for Painter 2022 only half of score of Painter 2021, on same machine

I originally posted this in another thread, and it was suggested that I post it here as well.

I installed the 2022 trial, and this is the first disappointing thing that I noticed. Please see the screencaps. The top score, 8835, is for 2021, the bottom one, 4350, is for 2022. To make sure, I ran the performance scanner 5 times in each application, each time getting similar results. I only had one painter version running at a time. This is from my juiced ConceptD 5 Pro laptop.


I realize that these are both good performance scores, and I may be splitting hairs--yet I'm disturbed that the score for Painter 2022 is half that of 2021. I haven't used the new version enough yet for a real-world comparison, though.


I also did a startup comparison between versions 2021 and 2022. On my computer, 2021 opens to the welcome screen in 14.2 seconds, while 2022 opens in 11 seconds flat. Only a 3.2 second difference, but version 2022 is the winner for startup time. This test was with all brushes installed in both apps, including the large ultimate bundle and about 20 extra brushpacks that I had purchased.

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  • Well, I purchased the 2022 upgrade for $148.00 from inside the 2021 app. Then I made sure that I had moved all of the brushes in the 20201 Brushes folder to 2022, also copied some paper textures that I had purchased. I then uninstalled Painter 2021.

    I re-ran the performance script and also timed the startup.

    As you can see from the attachment, I got quite a performance gain with 2022. Startup time was slightly slower at just shy of 14 seconds, though. I'm quite happy with the actual performance too, as there are no noticeable lags with any brush, including thick paint and particles. Actually, I never got performance this good on my iMac that cost US$2k, and this result is with a Windows 10 ConceptD laptop that cost US$1800.