On graphics cards (was: Re: ATi graphics cards)

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed Jun 1 15:58:10 UTC 2005


On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 05:48:43PM +0200, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > That would be because glxgears is not (repeat: NOT) a benchmark.
> 
> Ah okay... I will stop focusing on it then.
> Only real test is to try a card in it's intended environement, X-Plane
> here, and see for myself what it does in practice.
> Sadly, I don't know how to get X-Plane to display FPS numbers, so it's
> hard to compare cards :-/

You don't necessarily need hard numbers, just look at the two and decide
what you think is better or worse.  If you get 120 FPS instead of 60, so
you pay double the price for the card, but you can't actually tell the
difference between the two, obviously there's not much point.
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