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

Gallium3D's "Heads-Up Display" Gets Some Early Love

Mesa

Published on 04 April 2013 01:04 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
3 Comments

The Gallium3D HUD that makes it very easy to show various driver/hardware related real-time performance metrics on a heads-up display drawn over OpenGL applications, has already received a few improvements.

In late March I wrote about the Gallium3D Heads-Up Display developed by Marek Olšák. This work by the famed independent Mesa contributor draws over any OpenGL window a "HUD" with various real-time performance information. Among the shown information is the real-time frame-rate, CPU load, number of pixels rendered, and more. With Mesa Git master, this HUD is rendered for any OpenGL window when the "GALLIUM_HUD" environment variable is set.

Some of the newly committed work to the HUD includes:

- Support for querying pipeline statistics. This work was done by Nouveau's Christoph Bumiller. The exposed pipeline statistics names are ia-vertices, ia-primitives, vs-invocations, gs-invocations, gs-primitives, clipper-invocations, clipper-primitives-generated, ps-invocations, hs-invocations, ds-invocations, and cs-invocations. (Per this commit.)

- VMware's "SVGA" virtual Gallium3D driver now supports queries to show the number of draw calls and the number of fallbacks. The fallback count shows the number of drawing calls that had to resort to using Gallium3D's "draw" module.

- VMware's driver now also handles showing the amount of used memory via the Gallium3D Heads-Up Display.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  2. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
  3. AMD Athlon 5350 / 5150 & Sempron 3850 / 2650
  4. Upgraded Kernel & Mesa Yield A Big Boost For Athlon R3 Graphics
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
  2. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
  3. Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On Linux?
  4. AMD Athlon's R3 Graphics: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst
Latest Linux News
  1. R600 Gallium3D Disables LLVM Back-End By Default
  2. Fedora 21 Gets GNOME 3.12, PHP 5.6, Mono 3.4
  3. Fedora Workstation Is Making Me Quite Excited
  4. Maynard: A Lightweight Wayland Desktop
  5. Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04
  6. KDE 4.13 Is Being Released Today With New Features
  7. Trying Out Radeon R9 290 Graphics On Open-Source
  8. Intel Broadwell GT3 Graphics Have Dual BSD Rings
  9. Early Linux 3.15 Benchmarks Of Intel Core i7 + Radeon
  10. Red Hat Releases Its RHEL 7 Release Candidate
  11. New Features Coming To Xubuntu 14.04 LTS
  12. NVIDIA Officially Releases CUDA 6
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Change installation destination from home directory
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  4. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  5. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  6. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  7. New tool for undervolt/overclock AMD K8L and K10 processors
  8. How to enable opengl 3.3 on r9 270?