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    Quote Originally Posted by mum1989 View Post
    so create equivalent of Fraps on GNU/linux
    It already exists. Marek Olšk created it some month ago:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTMzNTI

    You just have to launch a game like this:
    $ GALLIUM_HUD="fps;requested-VRAM+requested-GTT" /usr/local/games/etqw/etqw

    This will launch "Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars" and displaying the FPS and the VRAM usage.
    Note that ETQW have already a FPS counter embedded.

    But you can use it for Steam games too:
    $ GALLIUM_HUD="fps;requested-VRAM+requested-GTT" steam

    Note that unfortunatly the VRAM usage is not supported on nouveau (tested with nv50 on a GeForce 210).


    Maybe somebody can develop something that saves the FPS from the HUD and import them to PTS so that PTS can benchmarks any commercial game?
    Last edited by whitecat; 01-12-2014 at 09:28 AM.

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    Please benchmark low-end CPU too! eg. Celeron/Pentium G vs Sempron/Athlon X2/X4.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adarion View Post
    * maybe add a few other things like NICs/WLAN chips, storage chips or something. Phoronix is very focused on pure benchmarking, but if something runs at all would be interesting, too. E.g. silly chips from Broadcomm or Marvell.
    +1, benchmarks Network chip, USB3 chip, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecat View Post
    It already exists. Marek Olk created it some month ago:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTMzNTI

    You just have to launch a game like this:
    $ GALLIUM_HUD="fps;requested-VRAM+requested-GTT" /usr/local/games/etqw/etqw

    This will launch "Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars" and displaying the FPS and the VRAM usage.
    Note that ETQW have already a FPS counter embedded.

    But you can use it for Steam games too:
    $ GALLIUM_HUD="fps;requested-VRAM+requested-GTT" steam

    Note that unfortunatly the VRAM usage is not supported on nouveau (tested with nv50 on a GeForce 210).


    Maybe somebody can develop something that saves the FPS from the HUD and import them to PTS so that PTS can benchmarks any commercial game?
    That still doesn't solve issues of automation of the games in a reliable manner... Dumping the Gallium3D HUD information is also only a stop-gap measure since it doesn't work universally for all drivers and zero support for Intel / NVIDIA blob / Catalyst.

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    Michael, maybe you can write some more about ARM hardware and test them. Things coming to my mind are Tegra Note 7 (ARM A15) or utilite.

    Also, the new NUC systems with Haswell are interesting

    Metro 2033 had a benchmark mode. Are you in contact with 4A Games to get that also to their Linux-version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asariati View Post
    Michael, maybe you can write some more about ARM hardware and test them. Things coming to my mind are Tegra Note 7 (ARM A15) or utilite.
    I happen to have a Utilite review sample coming but for other ARM hardware that's Android-only or doesn't have a decent Linux stack for benchmarking, I'm not interested in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Asariati View Post
    Metro 2033 had a benchmark mode. Are you in contact with 4A Games to get that also to their Linux-version?
    It's not present in the Linux version and until it is it won't be tested; I don't have time to do lobbying efforts to get the benchmark mode in the Linux version. If people are interested they can go lobby the developers/publisher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It's not present in the Linux version and until it is it won't be tested; I don't have time to do lobbying efforts to get the benchmark mode in the Linux version. If people are interested they can go lobby the developers/publisher.
    Would you put up a news item for this, so more people notice will notice and contact 4A Games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asariati View Post
    Would you put up a news item for this, so more people notice will notice and contact 4A Games?
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTUyNTU

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    What I'd like next is for Phoronix to cater more to my personal interests, naturally

    So, more articles on graphics & audio software on Linux. IIRC there have been some articles about GIMP and other graphics software (Darktable, Blender) on Phoronix before, but there could be more. Krita needs and deserves to be made better known.

    And there's barely any articles (I don't remember even one) or news about audio software. Doesn't even need to be latest top-secret insider information, even if it's just "this is a cool new thing you might want to check out" it'd still be nice.

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    Default Keep up the good work!

    First up - you are doing a great job - keep it up!

    Here is my 2c worth... General things

    • Updated website theme, consistant across all phoronix sites.
    • better phoronix premium experience (currently every visit to the front page means I get ads again)
    • perhaps an android/ios app with a paid subscription (that hooks in with premium)?


    Ideas that I think that will help you get more high quality articles for a lot less work than writing them yourself

    • High Quality User submitted articles, I have seen a few articles posted by others and they are generally quite a good read - it would be nice to have one of these a month. The benefit of this is that the users project will get quite a bit of exposure and therefore is probably worth them taking the time in writing a nice essay/article.
    • There was an article not long ago that highlighted ways for new developers to pick up easy tasks (I think it was mesa?). I feel that this is a really good thing and could be leveraged. For example, In return for a High Quality article from someone in the Open Source community, you could feature their projects "list of easy things to do" page on the site.
    • Feature user reviews from the forums. You have a very large technical user base, make them work for you. If they are all too busy trying to make the front page by writing good articles and reviewing new hardware - maybe the trolling will be abated a little (wishful thinking, i know)

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    Desktop comparisons for 3D games. FPS with various settings etc.

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