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Old 08-12-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Video performance test


I have found myself debating things with a developer over some hate mail I sent to a major manufacturer. To my surprise, they replied.

What I want to do is test the video performance (preferably 2d & 3d) for
1. A 32 bit linux system
2. a 64 bit system under linux
3. The same box under (spit!)windows vista business (64 bit)

The linux systems have dri, and wine installed (probably 32 bit wine). It is the linux support we are debating.

Any known benchmark tool, good known test? I lack gaming skills - the twitch has gone out of my fingers. One box uses a brand new but under performing GPU, one uses an (extremely useful) card they would give away in breakfast cereal boxes at this stage.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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I think for video benchmarking on linux systems, many people use the Phoronix Test Suite. I've never used anything more advanced than glxgears to make sure 3D acceleration was enabled.

Not sure about windows.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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For Linux benchmark tests have a look at the Phoronix test suite:

http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/

As for Windows,i have no idea.

Edit:Lol! too slow again!.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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Testing dx9/wine on 64 bit linux might be redundant, as it would probably be using the 32bit version of wine. You might get a 64 bit port of wine going and see if they have any ported test programs for dx9? Anyways dunno if the ideas help, hope the tests go well. Really the difference in 64 bit vs 32 bit will be small, mainly because graphic tests are more gpu intensive and won't rely on much 64 bit code. I guess you could say that the os is still handling the driver interface, but still will be a marginal gain. You would be better off doing a physics test somehow, using all 64 bit code. Or run different games for 64/32 bit? Such as running q4, doom ect...
 
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Thanks guys.

For the record, I have heard of atitool (was that ati tool) and rivatuner as m$ based programs to exercise things, although I have tried neither, and some recommend NO HARD DISK DATA. Apparently the BSoD is the least of your worries.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:13 AM   #6
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Riviatuner is really good, I used to use it all the time. I'd say stick with that, as it's fairly neutral with ATI/Nvidia
 
  


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