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faq [2008/05/27 23:34]
steevithak
faq [2009/09/21 00:00] (current)
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-  * **Why aren't you using a more accurate 3D benchmark?​**\\ There isn't one that's readily available. When I started this site there was no significant data available on the relative performance of free software 3D drivers. But, because there is no readily available 3D benchmarking software included with X.Org, the choice I was faced with was to create a listing of glxgear results or do nothing. Most people I talked to perferred ​having glxgear data to no data at all.+  * **Why aren't you using a more accurate 3D benchmark?​**\\ There isn't one that's readily available. When I started this site there was no significant data available on the relative performance of free software 3D drivers. But, because there is no readily available 3D benchmarking software included with X.Org, the choice I was faced with was to create a listing of glxgear results or do nothing. Most people I talked to preferred ​having glxgear data to no data at all.
  
   * **When will you stop using glxgears as a benchmark?​**\\ When we can replace it with something more accurate. A suitable replacement needs to be a benchmarking utility that is included in the standard X.Org distribution,​ available on all common Linux and BSD distros, and as easy to use as glxgears. Until something like that comes along, we'll stick to glxgears.   * **When will you stop using glxgears as a benchmark?​**\\ When we can replace it with something more accurate. A suitable replacement needs to be a benchmarking utility that is included in the standard X.Org distribution,​ available on all common Linux and BSD distros, and as easy to use as glxgears. Until something like that comes along, we'll stick to glxgears.
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   * **Has anyone published accurate benchmark results of a wide range of 3D hardware and drivers and compared the results with glxgears frame rates of the same cards to authenticate the claim that glxgears sucks?**\\ Not that I'm aware of. It shouldn'​t be hard to do and I'd love to see such a test done. If you do it, send me the URL and I'll add a link to the site.   * **Has anyone published accurate benchmark results of a wide range of 3D hardware and drivers and compared the results with glxgears frame rates of the same cards to authenticate the claim that glxgears sucks?**\\ Not that I'm aware of. It shouldn'​t be hard to do and I'd love to see such a test done. If you do it, send me the URL and I'll add a link to the site.
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