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Features of Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 "Tydal"

Jan 13, 2009, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"In Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 are several new tests. A Prey test profile has been added for the retail Linux client of this video game developed by Human Head Studios and ported to Linux by Ryan Gordon. More information on the Prey Linux client can be read about from the Phoronix search page. A smokin-guns test profile has been added for the Smokin' Guns game that was recently released for free and uses the Quake 3 engine. This western-style first person shooter makes this game rather unique. As another test of the Linux graphics subsystem, there is now a profile for JXRenderMark, which is a new benchmark for Linux that thoroughly tests the X Render extension of the GPU drivers.

"For those interested in the Phoronix Test Suite for measuring compilation performance, the latest build test is build-mysql, which measures how long it takes to build MySQL 5.1. Introduced in Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 is also a test profile for GraphicsMagick (profile named graphics-magick). GraphicsMagick was forked from ImageMagick and due to its recent adoption of the OpenMP (Open Multi Processing) library, it's being used as a terrific multi-CPU benchmark of imaging tasks."

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