Linux 3.12 Radeon DPM System Monitor

Intel Core i7-4770K testing of Radeon HD 6950 graphics card on Linux 3.11 and 3.12 kernels looking at CPU usage and CPU frequency using MONITOR environment variable with Phoronix Test Suite. Benchmarking by Michael Larabel for a future article on Phoronix.com.

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Linux 3.12 Radeon DPM System MonitorProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitIntel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz (8 Cores)ECS Z87H3-A2X EXTREME v1.0Intel 4th Gen Core DRAM16384MB240GB OCZ VERTEX3Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MBRealtek ALC1150VA2431Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411Ubuntu 13.103.11.0-031100-generic (x86_64)Unity 7.1.1X Server 1.14.3radeon 7.2.03.1 Mesa 10.0.0-devel (git-975c6ce) Gallium 0.4GCC 4.8 + LLVM 3.3ext41920x1080Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.90GHz (8 Cores)3.12.0-999-generic (x86_64)OpenBenchmarking.orgGraphics Details- EXA

Linux 3.11 vs. Linux 3.12 Git ComparisonPhoronix Test Suite 10.4.0Baseline+13.2%+13.2%+26.4%+26.4%+39.6%+39.6%52.6%51%31.5%18.2%14.3%6.7%1920 x 10801024 x 7681024 x 7681920 x 1080 - Ultra1920 x 10801920 x 1080 - LowOpenArenaOpenArenaOpenArenaXonoticOpenArenaXonoticLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git

Linux 3.12 Radeon DPM System Monitoropenarena: 1024 x 768openarena: 1920 x 1080openarena: 1024 x 768openarena: 1920 x 1080xonotic: 1920 x 1080 - Lowxonotic: 1920 x 1080 - UltraLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git171.75102.14402.83303.61325.06162.40225.92116.72608.26463.44346.80192.00OpenBenchmarking.org

OpenArena

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1024 x 768Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git50100150200250SE +/- 3.37, N = 10SE +/- 0.31, N = 5171.75225.92MIN: 2MIN: 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1024 x 768Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git4080120160200Min: 153.5 / Avg: 171.75 / Max: 187.1Min: 224.8 / Avg: 225.92 / Max: 226.6

OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliseconds, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1024 x 768 - Total Frame TimeLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git510152025Min: 2 / Avg: 5.33 / Max: 18Min: 2 / Avg: 4.44 / Max: 9

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0016363501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0036493850.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.2512.315.50Linux 3.12 Git0.5010.013.34OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8CPU Usage Monitor510152025

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git306090120150SE +/- 0.58, N = 5SE +/- 0.02, N = 5102.14116.72MIN: 4MIN: 5
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git20406080100Min: 101.2 / Avg: 102.14 / Max: 104.4Min: 116.7 / Avg: 116.72 / Max: 116.8

OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliseconds, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Total Frame TimeLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git510152025Min: 5 / Avg: 9.78 / Max: 19Min: 5 / Avg: 8.55 / Max: 17

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0013743501.00Linux 3.12 Git3465.0036243885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.1311.214.81Linux 3.12 Git0.006.312.77OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8CPU Usage Monitor510152025

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1024 x 768Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git130260390520650SE +/- 32.82, N = 10SE +/- 0.69, N = 5402.83608.26
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1024 x 768Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git110220330440550Min: 222.2 / Avg: 402.83 / Max: 545.9Min: 606.8 / Avg: 608.26 / Max: 610.6

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0011423501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0037523885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0011.814.88Linux 3.12 Git0.0010.514.25OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5CPU Usage Monitor510152025

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git100200300400500SE +/- 24.58, N = 10SE +/- 1.34, N = 5303.61463.44
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git80160240320400Min: 185 / Avg: 303.61 / Max: 433.6Min: 458.1 / Avg: 463.44 / Max: 465

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0012333501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0036693885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0011.714.75Linux 3.12 Git0.009.513.55OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5CPU Usage Monitor510152025

Xonotic

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: LowLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git80160240320400SE +/- 1.63, N = 5SE +/- 0.70, N = 5325.06346.80MIN: 192 / MAX: 683MIN: 221 / MAX: 762
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: LowLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git60120180240300Min: 319.18 / Avg: 325.06 / Max: 327.86Min: 344.22 / Avg: 346.8 / Max: 347.94

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0010963501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0038163885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0012.613.63Linux 3.12 Git0.0012.413.93OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7CPU Usage Monitor510152025

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltraLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git4080120160200SE +/- 2.31, N = 5SE +/- 0.32, N = 5162.40192.00MIN: 66 / MAX: 364MIN: 90 / MAX: 365
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltraLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 Git4080120160200Min: 157.17 / Avg: 162.4 / Max: 170.52Min: 190.96 / Avg: 192 / Max: 192.74

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0022083501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0037583885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.111.0011.814.27Linux 3.12 Git0.0011.013.05OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7CPU Usage Monitor510152025

CPU Frequency Monitor

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0015423501.00Linux 3.12 Git3465.0037093885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertzCPU Frequency MonitorPhoronix Test Suite System Monitoring10002000300040005000

CPU Usage Monitor

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0011.215.50Linux 3.12 Git0.009.314.25OpenBenchmarking.orgPercentCPU Usage MonitorPhoronix Test Suite System Monitoring510152025