ok libreoffice blender and co are imporatant but frist there was only talked about firefox, I could not care less about firefox ^^
Today standard is webkit its faster so go for it ^^. just use chromium... if you want a mainstream browser with many plugins... if you dont care about plugins epiphany could be an alternative soon when they ported it to the newest webit version... Who uses freely firefox today? Some people who are ultra-conservative maybe they also even hate gnome-shell ^^
That video wasn't about performance, its about the port running on wayland.
It was a debug build, weston was running on x11, and the capture process itself adds a significant overhead. So the on screen fps display you see in the video doesn't reflects the performance of the port itself or the open source drivers.
What frames were you getting without the capture then? Because those are about the frames I do get when running it on my machine, although you may have a better rig.
Also, I am curious, which utility did you use to make the capture?
EDIT: Never mind, I read the article again. "The video was done using Wayland's nice video capturing support."
Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 07-29-2012 at 01:32 PM.
I currently cannot run weston on drm because of https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52267. So only weston on X11 for me atm, which doesn't make much sense to benchmark (For the record, its ~95fps).Code:vanilla 122 123 120 release sdl1 119 121 119 release sdl2 119 120 117
Once that bug is fixed I can post some numbers...
Those are pretty good framerates, but then again it's on 640x480.. have you tried higher resolutions?
With the same settings @1600x900 its 79fps on all three runs.
On even bigger resolutions it starts to slow down to a crawl, but I didn't look into that. Maybe a mesa bug, maybe filled vram, dunno.
In any case, r600g makes doom3 more than just playable.
I doubt that the slowdown on high resolutions is due to a filled VRAM, it's got 1GB, and assuming the driver reads it properly and use it, it'll take way more than Doom 3 at high resolution to fill it up, I think