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Why Gabe? Dec 29, 2012 @ 3:58pm
I was just wondering, what is everyone's average frame rate with glxgears? Mine is 59.707. I am running a AMD A6-3650 (4 core) with a SAPPHIRE Ultimate Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit card. Also 16GB of DDR3 10600. Is this typical? Also, I am using the 12.11 Driver from AMD, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit (as shipped).
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[Linux] SweMonkey Dec 29, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
Its because you have the "tear free" option or vsync on. I have similar hardware and with tear free off i get up around 9-10k fps
gutigen Dec 29, 2012 @ 5:48pm 
glxgears is not a benchmark, if you want to compare your rig use Unigine Heaven Benchmark and post results.
Why Gabe? Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:16pm 
Tear free was enabled and vsync is off. Now tear free is off and sytem restarted, but still 59 fps.
Why Gabe? Dec 30, 2012 @ 7:25am 
I understand that glxgears is being strongly advised against, as a benchmark tool. With that said, I still find it highly odd that my rig can't make those colored sprockets fly apart. 59 FPS sucks! I did read:

and did confirm that:

1. I am using the latest offerings from AMD (12.11)
2. direct rendering = yes
3. dri module loaded (not originally loaded, but made no differnece loaded or not loaded.)

Just saying. Hey I am glad that Valve is making strives to include Linux as a gaming platform. I know it will get better as time goes along. The whole reason behind this post, is to try to help me understand what could be impacting the performance (tremendously) of TF2 and Serious Sam. It simply doesn't work properly. It takes forever to load and the FPS are way below what you would expect, in respect to my system specs. Makes me wonder if NVIDIA is any better.
iskeledz Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:02pm 
In terminal type: export vblank_mode=0
If it doesn't work, try with sudo. Then run glxgears.
Last edited by iskeledz; Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:03pm
Why Gabe? Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:35pm 
I can run export as a normal user, but can't do it with sudo.

sudo: export: command not found

It did not work though. Thank you.
iskeledz Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:03pm 
Interesting, it works on my laptop with Intel HD3000 (if I don't type the command I am also stuck at 60FPS). Maybe you could try sudo su, then export, then run glxgears. What is the response after "export vblank_mode=0"?
Why Gabe? Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:23pm 
As a normal user, nothing. Trying to run it as "sudo", I get: sudo: export: command not found.

I did do this at command line:

sudo su
export vblank_mode=0
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.158 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.898 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.894 FPS

That's the result. Also as normal user.

ok-go Dec 30, 2012 @ 6:02pm 
your graphics card is not on! normally should be 100s of frames.
if you use two graphical cards, you should install bumbleebe, and run optirun glxgears!
Nope, it's still vsync'd. Nitrolinux, open the Catalyst control panel, look for the vsync option, disable it and try again.
Edit: without Vsync, all overrides disabled, GTX 560, I get:
120455 frames in 5.0 seconds = 24090.756 FPS
i.e. a ridiculous amount that doesn't corrispond to anything.

Personally, I'd use the Unigine Tropics or Unigine Heaven benchmark if you want to compare.

Hardware: OS: Debian Unstable, Linux 3.6.0-11.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 CPU model: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor GPU model: GeForce GTX 560 PCI Express 310.19 1024Mb My unigine tropics(v1.3) settings: Mode: 1024x768, windowed Shaders: high Textures: high Filter: trilinear Anisotropy: 4x Occlusion: enabled Reflection: enabled Refraction: enabled Volumetric: enabled Scores: FPS: 122.7 Score: 3091 Min FPS: 45.4 Max FPS: 242.2
Last edited by RobbieThe1st [Linux]; Dec 31, 2012 @ 1:03am
Why Gabe? Dec 31, 2012 @ 7:08am 

6078 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1215.582 FPS.
6187 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1237.392 FPS
5952 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1190.385 FPS
6174 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1234.665 FPS
6191 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1238.151 FPS

I set "Wait for vertical refresh" to "Performance". Is that it? The above is the results. I really don't see a vsync. This made a difference. Tnak you. I am going to try the Unigine Tropics. Thanks for your help.
Why Gabe? Dec 31, 2012 @ 7:49am 
This is amazing!!!


Tropics Demo v1.3

Min FPS:
Max FPS:


AMD A6-3650 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 core @ 2.6GHz)
16GB DDR3 8500
256GB Crucial SSD M4
AMD Radeon HD 6670

Probably not extreme, compared to i7 rigs, but above average, I would assume.
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