Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
What test is useful then?

I just thought it was noteworthy that the result is basically the same as an older inferior Nvidia card.
It is not. Glxgears tests a very specific part of the hardware that doesn't reflect actual performance.

Also, even if Wine is tailored to Nvidia cards, is it still insignificant that the ATI card performs no better than the 8600GT card?
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. If both the Ati card and the 8600GT are getting >100fps then it is insignificant. If they are getting <60fps then it is significant.

Maybe the poster should test with Nexuiz and Unigine? Maybe try Doom 3 and use the Test Suite???
This would be more useful.