XOrg - Cards & their Performance...

Cameron hiryu at audioseek.net
Tue Aug 31 21:39:30 PDT 2004


I don't believe that glxgears itself is necessarily a meaningful
benchmark. How about the Unreal Tournament 2004 demo? Or perhaps Enemy
Territory. Clearly, this would only work for PC users though I still
think we would get an excellent idea of where certain video cards stand
under Linux and X.org in general.

I recently found out how to benchmark unreal 2004 in Linux on a gentoo
forum (ran into it through google). Mostly it requires a simple script.

Both unreal tournament 2004 demo and enemy territory are free to

Of course, we could still use glxgears additionally.

Just an idea.


On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 18:49, Carl Karsten wrote:
> > > What's the chance of having a page on the XOrg (Or freedesktop.org)
> > > websites that lists the different cards supported by the XOrg server and
> > > their performance with glxgears or some easy to run benchmark under Linux?
> > >
> >
> > That would be extremely nice, however, it would be hard to
> > benchmark correctly all video cards supported. AFAIK glxgears
> > FPSs also depends on the CPU and available RAM so, you'd have to
> > test all the cards on a single PC to have a nice and correct
> > benchmark.
> >
> It shouldn't be too hard to collect the hardware stats to make meaningful
> comparisons:
> CPU type, speed, amount and speed of cache, video and main memory.  It shouldn't
> be too hard for a program to gather the stats and submit to a server
> automatically.  Perhaps even make it an option of the install program, or
> something that makes it super simple for 1000's of installations to submit
> stats.
> Then a vehix.com like site where a person can enter what they do have and see
> what configurations will give them a speedy system.  For instance, if have a
> P2-400, 128 meg, S3 Savage 4, I would like to see what the stats would be for a
> (P3-550, 128, S3), or upgrade the memory, or just the card.  Wouldn't be too
> hard to add in some price factors and I could figure out what the best way to
> spend $100.
> OK, that seems like a good start of a spec.  Is this something that could be
> given a wiki page so it can be fleshed out?
> Carl K
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