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Old 02-25-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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what should my fps be approx?


Hi, I have a ati 9600se gpu and have just installed the lastest ati drivers 8.22.5 or something I ran glxgears in max view and got
846.73 fps when I am not looking at it (it is in the background) and 175-230 fps when I look at it and 1200-1300 in default minimized screen, looking at it and 8000+ in min. size not looking at it(in the background).

Pardon Me but WTF? I know it not a benchmark but what is this?

Also I get about 40 fps in GL-117 when it is done configuring

Please help
 
Old 02-25-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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That sounds about right. If you don't have hardware 3D acceleration working (i.e. Mesa) you will get around 200-300fps in the default window of glxgears. Anything higher than that means that your hardware is working.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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I've been trying to understand this myself. I can't actually get the ATI drivers yet because my source hasn't compliled a module for the 2.6.15 kernel. Using the 6.9 Vesa drivers the glxgears program reports 480 fps (while I'm watching). Using the xorg ati driver with exa acceleration, that moves up to 540 fps. With either driver, glxinfo shows that Direct Rendering is off.

When I get the ati drivers, should I expect Direct Rendering to be on, and a higher fps?
 
Old 02-25-2006, 09:58 PM   #4
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I would believe that you shoud get a mentionable rate increase, you can test the state of direct rendering by typing glxinfo and it about three down.

It would be good to state which card you use.

You need the kernel sources to match you kernel, you also need make, gcc, etc..

There are a variety of ways to do the install, I took a little from all them. I would suggest while downloading the driver if you use a gui environment, not to use the default browser and also make to work with it in a /tmp dir.

Make sure to chmod 764 to the download to make it executable if it already isn't
 
Old 02-25-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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I know how to install it, I just don't mess with it until I can get a binary module.

My questions arise because I never paid any attention to hardware acceleration before, and I'm just not sure what I should be looking for or what to expect if it's working.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 11:02 PM   #6
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My ATI grahpic card:

Quote:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B62 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)]
The result of fglrxinfo:

Quote:
victor@linux:~> fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X600 PRO Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.5582 (8.21.7)
The result of glxgears when looking at it:

Quote:
ictor@linux:~> glxgears
12219 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2443.800 FPS
13144 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2628.800 FPS
13127 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2625.400 FPS
13152 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2630.400 FPS
The result of glxgears when it is minimized:

Quote:
ictor@linux:~> glxgears
34157 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6831.400 FPS
42215 frames in 5.0 seconds = 8443.000 FPS
42483 frames in 5.0 seconds = 8496.600 FPS
42590 frames in 5.0 seconds = 8518.000 FPS
42458 frames in 5.0 seconds = 8491.600 FPS
The result of fgl_glxgears when you look at it: (actually this one is pretty cool, it's a spinning cube in 3D and in each face runs the typical glgears):

Quote:
victor@linux:~> fgl_glxgears
Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
1675 frames in 5.0 seconds = 335.000 FPS
1879 frames in 5.0 seconds = 375.800 FPS
1894 frames in 5.0 seconds = 378.800 FPS
1875 frames in 5.0 seconds = 375.000 FPS
 
  


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