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Old 07-02-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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GeForce FX 5200 + Glxgears?

This is kind of an odd wtf sort of question...

I was just seeing what FPS my nvidia card was running at under slackware 10...

And I got very very high numbers.

I mean is this normal? Or is my card going to explode :P

josh@j0sh:~$ glxgears
10488 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2097.600 FPS
12618 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2523.600 FPS
12348 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2469.600 FPS
23783 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4756.600 FPS
28903 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5780.600 FPS
28743 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5748.600 FPS
29510 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5902.000 FPS

Old 07-02-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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I remember once getting numbers in the 10,000FPS range, I just ignored them.

I usually get ~1200FPS-2000FPS with my GeForce 5200FX...

Although, I don't think glxgears is a real accurate way to measure fps... Probably best to check fps in some of your favorite games?

Anyway, thats just my two cents.
Old 07-02-2004, 09:52 PM   #3
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What resolution and color depth are you running on? I'm running on 1600x1200 with 32-bit color and I get around 3.9K in glxgears (I'm using a GeForce FX 5700 Ultra). However, it's not really a good benchmark. Try something like Quake ]|[ or Unreal Tournament.
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how do you find framerates in UT?

Old 07-03-2004, 12:00 AM   #5
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I don't know how for UT, but for Quake 3 you hit ~ to bring down the console, then type this in:
cg_drawfps 1
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for ut you open up the console by pressing ~ and then type in 'stat fps'
Old 07-03-2004, 01:59 AM   #7
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One other question to ask -- were these scores taken when glxgears was running in full screen mode, or in a much smaller window, say 2" by 2"? The smaller the window, the faster the fps score, but if these numbers were the result of a full screen, man, I'd say you've got one smokin fast rig. -- J.W.


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