Features of Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 "Tydal"
Jan 13, 2009, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for
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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."