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    Been having a great time playing this game for...

    Been having a great time playing this game for the last few weeks.

    AMD FX-4170, 8Gb DDR3-1600, nVidia GTX560Ti 1Gb, Ubuntu 14.04 amd64, nVidia driver 331.38.

    The framerate isn't always perfect,...
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    dpkg performance on ext4 with default options on...

    dpkg performance on ext4 with default options on a regular hard disk is terrible in Ubuntu too. Mounting the filesystem with barrier=0 speeds the process up massively (which I do manually if there...
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    Mechanical gaming keyboard minefield on Linux

    I recently got a Gigabyte Osmium mechanical keyboard with Cherry Brown switches. It's a really nice keyboard to type on, has white LED backlit keys with integrated scrollwheel dimmer, an audio volume...
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    I'm still using a Microsoft IntelliMouse that I...

    I'm still using a Microsoft IntelliMouse that I got in late 2002. Eleven years and still working perfectly.
  5. For those of us running Ubuntu and using Unity,...

    For those of us running Ubuntu and using Unity, installing indicator-cpufreq provides easy access to all of the governors, and also individual p-states.
  6. lol, well yeah.. I could have added that it...

    lol, well yeah.. I could have added that it doesn't stress the desktop system at all (CPU cores even stay in their base 1400MHz state), meanwhile running at 60fps. Still, just putting it out there...
  7. This was the first Bundle I've purchased, got it...

    This was the first Bundle I've purchased, got it exclusively for Beat Hazard Ultra.. awesome game. Runs beautifully on my desktop (FX4170, GTX560Ti, Ubuntu 12.10), netbook (AMD E-350, Ubuntu 12.10)...
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    Clock for clock comparisons

    So, does this mean trying to do clock for clock comparisons with AMD is/was completely inaccurate, and by Intel's design can never be accurate?
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    CnQ, FX-4170, GA-990FXA-UD3

    I run an FX-4170 under Linux (Ubuntu mostly) on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and CnQ works perfectly.

    This motherboard is dodgey though, it wont boot USB sticks that are created with Ubuntu's startup...
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    These tests needed to be run on the nvidia binary...

    These tests needed to be run on the nvidia binary driver as well. There was a fix or two in the latest releases in compiz and/or unity for that. I'll give it a try some time soon, but under nvidia,...
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    A million times this. Who knows, those Cinebench...

    A million times this. Who knows, those Cinebench binaries are probably running SSE4.2 and AVX on the Intel chips while sticking to SSE2 on the AMD chips ;)
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    If this happens, include some AMD CPUs in the...

    If this happens, include some AMD CPUs in the testing for reference.. :)
  13. Don't take it to heart Sam, you guys are doing a...

    Don't take it to heart Sam, you guys are doing a good job. With the version of Compiz/Unity in 12.04-proposed at the moment, it virtually needs no tweaking at all (nvidia binary driver), whereas...
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    Any of you with Athlon IIs, is there much lag in...

    Any of you with Athlon IIs, is there much lag in p-state switching? (i.e. takes a noticeable amount of time for the cores to change clock speed in response to a computational load)

    Intel CPUs...
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    1. Yes the motherboard needs to explicitly...

    1. Yes the motherboard needs to explicitly support ECC RAM. AFAIK all Athlon and Phenom IIs support ECC, as should the FX series (Bulldozer). Bobcat (e.g. E-350) doesn't. Not sure about Llano. The...
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    Victims of Phoronix marketing? Yes, because...

    Victims of Phoronix marketing? Yes, because Michael has figured out mind control with his website :rolleyes:

    I see no problem with giving status updates about OilRush on Phoronix. It's one of the...
  17. Power problem does NOT appear to affect me. My...

    Power problem does NOT appear to affect me.

    My setup:

    Software: Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 fresh install, updated as of 2011-04-25, using Nouveau and Unity in compositing mode.

    Hardware: Compaq...
  18. +1 to idea of more wakeups on newer Ubuntu, that...

    +1 to idea of more wakeups on newer Ubuntu, that was my first thought too. Haven't tried Natty on my old AMD laptop yet though.
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    haha, thanks ldesnogu .. yes, milliseconds...

    haha, thanks ldesnogu .. yes, milliseconds indeed. I confused milliseconds with centiseconds so my brain defaulted to the next in line, nanoseconds :P without any data integrity checks.. ;)
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    Sounds suspiciously like a 32bit int...

    Sounds suspiciously like a 32bit int overflowing..

    49.7 days = 4,294,080 seconds.. 32bit ints (unsigned) overflow at 4,294,967,296 .. right? Maybe it's a nanosecond counter that overflowed.....
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