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Thread: horrible glxgears #'s w X700 Pro

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    Default horrible glxgears #'s w X700 Pro

    I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 at home(x700 256M) and at work(nvidia 64M). I have installed Ati drivers three times using three different methods 1st the ubuntu way (.28), 2nd the envy way (.33), 3rd the manual way (.34). While fglrxinfo reports that the drivers are installed and working when I run glxgears I get fps in the 300 fps range. When I run fgl_glxgears I get much higher rates in the 800 fps range. The nvidia card at work gets over 1000 fps in glxgears and is 64mb vs. the x700 256mb and I've seen much higher fps in glxgears for the x700 on different sites. I know that something is wrong. I've included my fps and xorg.conf below. Can someone help me out?

    fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X700 PRO
    OpenGL version string: 2.0.6334 (8.34.8)

    glxgears -printfps
    1559 frames in 5.0 seconds = 311.800 FPS
    1565 frames in 5.0 seconds = 312.767 FPS
    1414 frames in 5.0 seconds = 282.581 FPS
    1666 frames in 5.0 seconds = 332.943 FPS

    fgl_glxgears
    Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
    4035 frames in 5.0 seconds = 807.000 FPS
    4463 frames in 5.0 seconds = 892.600 FPS
    4487 frames in 5.0 seconds = 897.400 FPS

    xorg.conf
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"

    # path to defoma fonts
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "i2c"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    Load "fglrx"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AIGLX" "off"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Identifier "stylus"
    Driver "wacom"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Identifier "eraser"
    Driver "wacom"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    Option "Type" "eraser"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Identifier "cursor"
    Driver "wacom"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    Option "Type" "cursor"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "DELL 1703FP"
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Monitor "DELL 1703FP"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "false"
    EndSection

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    glxgears is not a benchmark.

    try running some 3d games instead. (e.g. some timedemos in quake1/2/3)

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    I didn't have any 3d games but I went ahead and installed Nexuiz. I ran the timedemo demos/demo1 at 1024x786 with all default gfx settings.
    I got: result 1909 frames 88.1776885 seconds 21.6494675 fps min/avg/max: 7.3802410/21.6494675/228.1532161

    When I was on windows the x700 card ran HL2 just fine and Doom 3 no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelacer View Post
    I didn't have any 3d games but I went ahead and installed Nexuiz. I ran the timedemo demos/demo1 at 1024x786 with all default gfx settings.
    I got: result 1909 frames 88.1776885 seconds 21.6494675 fps min/avg/max: 7.3802410/21.6494675/228.1532161

    When I was on windows the x700 card ran HL2 just fine and Doom 3 no problem.
    For Nexuiz I think that sounds about right for the card and the current Linux drivers.

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    Because my comment will be negative, i'll do a small introduction:

    At home, I have 7 x86 desktops, 2 laptops and 1 Mac Pro. Except for the Mac Pro which is equipped with an Nvidia Quadro FX4500 and 1 of the laptops with an onboard Intel video card, all my pcs are equipped with different models of Radeon card (a mixture of agp and pci-e cards).


    By default the linux installer sets the radeon performance to max performance as opposee to windos which sets the video driver to high quality. If, in windows, you set your graphic card to max quality you should get roughly the same performance that you will see in linux when the card is set max performance. So, now you know how to find what type of performance you should get in linux. Just get the ut2003 or ut2004 linux and windows demo and run some tests.

    BTW1, If I was a gamer I would run, not walk, to get nvidia cards for my gaming rigs.

    BTW2, All the current cards are an evolution of the 9700/9800 video cards, knowing that ATI with the help of Microsoft have develop the first card in the series, I think that the ATI were engineered with directX as the top most priority. Knowing that, the performance we see now with the fglrx drivers, reflected somewhat with the Opengl performance in windows, makes me wonder if we'll ever see better Linux Opengl performance from these cards.

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