1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Half-Life 2 Benchmarks On Linux Are Imminent

Gaming

Published on 14 March 2012 09:02 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
9 Comments

Pushed publicly yesterday was the test profile to run benchmarks of the popular Half-Life 2 game under Linux. As a result, coming out soon will be benchmarks of Half-Life 2 on Linux with an assortment of graphics cards and drivers.

However, if you're hoping this is the native version of Half-Life 2 / Source Engine for Linux, it unfortunately is not at the moment. As shared last year, Stefan Dösinger of CodeWeavers had been working on a variety of Wine-based test profiles to use for performance monitoring of Wine on a near-commit basis. Dösinger has been using these Wine-based tests to run many Wine-based Linux benchmarks of popular Windows applications to look for performance regressions and find other areas for optimization.

Now that Wine 1.4 and CodeWeavers' CrossOver XI are out the door, plus he's caught up on other matters, he's just made these test profiles public using OpenBenchmarking.org. All of Stefan's test profiles can be found via this listing or his user account page.

Thanks to OpenBenchmarking.org and the Phoronix Test Suite, it's now as easy as running phoronix-test-suite benchmark stefandoesinger/halflife2 to run Wine-based Half-Life 2 benchmarks under Linux with Wine or even natively under Windows. I haven't looked at these Wine test profiles from Stefan in many months, so at the moment I'm not sure what caveats or limitations there are at the moment in terms of needing the Valve's Steam or other binaries.

This should work with any Phoronix Test Suite 3.0+ client connected to OpenBenchmarking.org, but it's always recommended to be running the latest release for the most feature-rich experience. Besides the Half-Life 2 test profile, he's also uploaded tests for TrackMania Nations, Stream Source Direct3D, DrawPrimitive Direct3D, Clear Direct3D, 3DMark 2000, and 3DMark 2001. He's also uploaded a test suite containing these tests he's running frequently. Anyone is welcome to upload their own test profiles/suites to OpenBenchmarking.org for a seamless and automated benchmarking experience in conjunction with the Phoronix Test Suite.

As a result of these public tests on the Phoronix Test Suite, coming up soon I'll be running some Wine 1.2/1.4 benchmarks, etc. For now though you can already look at the Wine 1.4 benchmarks that were uploaded to OpenBenchmarking.org by him and others.

Stay tuned for more. In terms of the Phoronix Test Suite, also be sure to read yesterday's Making Compiler, Disk Testing More Reproducible.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  2. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  3. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  4. SilverStone Precision PS10
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  3. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  4. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
Latest Linux News
  1. Git 2.1 To Further Mainline Windows Support Patches
  2. Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Settling For Linux 3.16
  3. Meson: A Next-Gen Build System Showing Promise
  4. Linux 3.16-rc7 Calms Things Down For The Linux 3.16 Kernel
  5. Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working
  6. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  7. Cauldron 2014: GCC & LLVM Will Look To Collaborate More
  8. GCC Receives ACM Programming Languages Software Award
  9. KDE 4.14 Beta 3 Released
  10. A New Video Has Us Real Excited About The New UT For Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards
  3. Debian + radeonsi
  4. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  5. Table test
  6. How To Setup Radeon DPM On Ubuntu Linux
  7. New build, first Linux PC, what could go wrong? ;)
  8. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right