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Old 12-30-2003, 07:30 PM   #1
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how to test video card performance


Hi,

I was wondering how to test video card performance and how to assess if it's
good or bad? I guess I need a numerical value for what I think is poor behavior
as well as suggestions for improvement.

I have ATI Radeon 7500 card on 2Ghz, 1GB RAM Dell Optiplex GX240 loaded with
RedHat 9.0 (kernel 2.4.20-19.9smp; XFree86-4.3.0-2). While I am not sure where to look for drivers, the only one I see is
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ati_drv.o

In particular, I am using Geomview and am not too happy with loading/rotating speed - but in order to get it working I had to comment "load dri" in /etc/X11/XF86Config.

Thanks!

Masha

P.S. as per moderator's suggestion, here is the output of "/sbin/lspci"
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev
01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #3) (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB ICH4 IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon
7500]
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
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Old 12-30-2003, 08:15 PM   #2
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See if you have a program called glxgears
Just load up whatever Window manager you have, load xterm and type glxgears


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Old 12-30-2003, 08:56 PM   #3
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Hi and thanks on the fast response.

Here is the ouput(I still do not know what to compare it to):
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>glxgears
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
1588 frames in 5.0 seconds = 317.600 FPS
1763 frames in 5.0 seconds = 352.600 FPS
1833 frames in 5.0 seconds = 366.600 FPS
1833 frames in 5.0 seconds = 366.600 FPS
1833 frames in 5.0 seconds = 366.600 FPS
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
>
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:12 PM   #4
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The results that you listed looks like you are using software 3D rendering. Read more documentation to get hardware 3D rendering going.

Good luck.
 
  


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