Phoronix: Ubuntu 7.10 + WINE vs. Windows XP

Stephan Rose kermos at
Sat Oct 20 04:28:38 CDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 09:21 +0000, L. Rahyen wrote:
> On Saturday October 20 2007 08:40, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> > speedator wrote:
> > > Hello everybody,
> > > new benchmark-test at
> > >
> >
> > Wait, they tested 3D Mark 2001 and 3D Mark 2003...
> >
> > Weren't those the exact same benchmarks NVidia was found to be cheating
> > with by including hacks into their drivers on Windows?  No wonder they
> > found Windows to be faster in the graphics tests!
> >
> > Can anyone find a real (ie, not rigged on Windows) benchmark to use?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Scott Ritchie
> 	I think that best real benchmarks is real-world applications. For example 
> Unreal Tournament can show performance difference between OpenGL and DirectX 
> in Linux and this can be compared with results on Windows. Of course there is 
> a lot of other good games which can be used as benchmarks.
> 	It would be great if someone who have both Linux and Windows on same computer 
> will run few games (preferably both old and new ones in order to test 
> performance of DirectX 7, 8 and 9) at same conditions so we can see what is 
> the real difference in FPS between Linux (WINE) and Windows.
> 	Unfortunately personally I havn't Windows installed (only in VMWare for 
> running Autodesk applications) because dual-boot is unacceptable option for 
> me and actually I havn't need in Windows at all, it just isn't technically 
> suitable for my daily tasks.
> 	But I think there is some people with dual boot configuration and modern PC 
> who has some games to test and enough free time to compare the results 
> between Windows and Linux.

I can go ahead and try to install Supreme Commander and see if I can get
it updated to the latest version. The auto-updater uses the .Net
Framework so that makes it a little difficult.

But, it has a performance test / benchmark mode I could run to do some


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