Glxgears -- can this be true?

Lonni J Friedman netllama at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 01:19:11 UTC 2006


On 11/18/06, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 11:48 -0800, spmirowski wrote:
> > > From: "Clyde E. Kunkel" <clydekunkel7734 at cox.net> With a radeon 9200
> > > AGP card and FC6 + rawhide I was getting a smidgen over 200 FPS with
> > > glxgears and then I put Option "EnablePageFlip" "true" in xorg.conf
> > > and glxgears shot up to a consistent 2238 FPS. Is this possible or am
> > > I getting bogus readings? Is there a better benchmark for 3D performance?
> > >
> > ID games have demos (can run in timedemo (runs game faster if possible)
> > mode, too):
> > Quake 3 Arena
> > Return to Castle Wolfenstein
> > Enemy Territory (free game)
> > Doom III
> > Quake IV
> >
> > Or Some Epic games:
> > Unreal Tournament 2003/4
> >
> > Google Earth can be pretty intensive if you turn up the 3D options.
> > (free version avail).
> >
> > GLXgears has almost no geometry and a whole lack of shaders and no NPC AI.
> > It is a good, quick test to see if yer 3D is operational, but a terrible
> > test of performance.
>
> I tried it for nVidia 3200+ and it seems to make no difference at all...
> 950 FPS mostly, in glxgears. <sigh> Ric

glxgears is an exceptionally poor benchmark, as its results are
impacted by numerous factors unrelated to the graphics card or X
driver that you're using.

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