Difference between revisions of "Talk:Glxgears is not a Benchmark"

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this leads to the obvious questions:
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My hat is off to your astute commnad over this topic—bravo!
 
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* what '''is''' a benchmark? please could someone provide a link..
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* where can I get a list of benchmarks using something better than glxgears?
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==Rather depends on how you define benchmark..==
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Glxgears -is- a benchmark if you are comparing the same hardware before and after a change. People have been parroting the 'is not a benchmark' line irrespective of -what- is being measured for so long now that it is getting tedious.
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It is only 'not a benchmark' if you are comparing different hardware, or posting 'l33t' framerates on a forum.
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Glxgears is an excellent benchmark if you are doing a before and after test of your system when updating something like display drivers or Xorg, or if trying a config change that is supposed to improve 3d performance.
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Supposing you got 500fps before a change, and still get 500fps after. Then it is a sure sign that whatever you have done does not improve performance on your hardware (of course it may have additional benefits, stability etc..)
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If, however, you get 500fps before you upgrade the display drivers, and then get 700fps afterwards, then you have successfully used glxgears to benchmark your system and demonstrate a 40% speed improvement merely by upgrading some software. Of course that may not translate to a real-world improvement of 40%, but do you think it shows that nothing has changed?
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:How about saying 'Glxgears is not a benchmark for comparing dissimilar systems' 
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I found just what I was neeedd, and it was entertaining!
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My hat is off to your astute commnad over this topic—bravo!