Phoronix: Ubuntu 7.10 + WINE vs. Windows XP

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sun Oct 21 01:45:23 CDT 2007

H. Verbeet wrote:
> On 20/10/2007, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
>> 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
> Actually, the results look pretty consistent with my personal
> experience of getting about ~70% of Windows performance on average,
> although the results vary quite a bit between different applications.
> What I think is a bit of a shame is that they didn't test with GLSL or
> FBOs, although to be fair those are non-default registry settings.

Speaking of which, why do we still not have a GUI option for them in

And, more to the point, are they nearly stable enough to be default yet?

Scott Ritchie

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