Linux 3.12 Radeon DPM System Monitor CPU Governors

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. Now with CPUfreq performance governor on Linux 3.12 too.

Compare your own system(s) to this result file with the Phoronix Test Suite by running the command: phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1310157-SO-LINUX312R96
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Linux 3.12 Radeon DPM System Monitor CPU GovernorsProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performanceIntel 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 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performanceResult OverviewPhoronix Test Suite 10.8.4100%113%126%140%OpenArenaOpenArenaOpenArenaXonoticOpenArenaXonotic1920 x 10801024 x 7681024 x 7681920 x 1080 - Ultra1920 x 10801920 x 1080 - Low

Linux 3.12 Radeon DPM System Monitor CPU Governorsopenarena: 1024 x 768openarena: 1920 x 1080openarena: 1024 x 768openarena: 1920 x 1080xonotic: 1920 x 1080 - Lowxonotic: 1920 x 1080 - UltraLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance171.75102.14402.83303.61325.06162.40225.92116.72608.26463.44346.80192.00226.64116.82605.58463.86345.48191.79OpenBenchmarking.org

OpenArena

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1024 x 768Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance50100150200250SE +/- 3.37, N = 10SE +/- 0.31, N = 5SE +/- 0.24, N = 5171.75225.92226.64MIN: 2MIN: 1MIN: 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1024 x 768Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance4080120160200Min: 153.5 / Avg: 171.75 / Max: 187.1Min: 224.8 / Avg: 225.92 / Max: 226.6Min: 226 / Avg: 226.64 / Max: 227.3

OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliseconds, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1024 x 768 - Total Frame TimeLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance510152025Min: 2 / Avg: 5.33 / Max: 18Min: 2 / Avg: 4.44 / Max: 9Min: 1 / Avg: 4.4 / Max: 9

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0016363501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0036493850.00Linux 3.12 Git - performance3500.0036623885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.2512.315.50Linux 3.12 Git0.5010.013.34Linux 3.12 Git - performance0.0010.113.41OpenBenchmarking.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 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance306090120150SE +/- 0.58, N = 5SE +/- 0.02, N = 5SE +/- 0.06, N = 5102.14116.72116.82MIN: 4MIN: 5MIN: 5
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance20406080100Min: 101.2 / Avg: 102.14 / Max: 104.4Min: 116.7 / Avg: 116.72 / Max: 116.8Min: 116.7 / Avg: 116.82 / Max: 117

OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliseconds, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Total Frame TimeLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance510152025Min: 5 / Avg: 9.78 / Max: 19Min: 5 / Avg: 8.55 / Max: 17Min: 5 / Avg: 8.55 / Max: 17

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0013743501.00Linux 3.12 Git3465.0036243885.00Linux 3.12 Git - performance3500.0036363885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.1311.214.81Linux 3.12 Git0.006.312.77Linux 3.12 Git - performance0.006.312.64OpenBenchmarking.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 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance130260390520650SE +/- 32.82, N = 10SE +/- 0.69, N = 5SE +/- 0.49, N = 5402.83608.26605.58
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1024 x 768Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance110220330440550Min: 222.2 / Avg: 402.83 / Max: 545.9Min: 606.8 / Avg: 608.26 / Max: 610.6Min: 604.5 / Avg: 605.58 / Max: 607.3

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0011423501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0037523885.00Linux 3.12 Git - performance3500.0037533885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0011.814.88Linux 3.12 Git0.0010.514.25Linux 3.12 Git - performance0.1310.614.00OpenBenchmarking.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 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance100200300400500SE +/- 24.58, N = 10SE +/- 1.34, N = 5SE +/- 0.59, N = 5303.61463.44463.86
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080Linux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance80160240320400Min: 185 / Avg: 303.61 / Max: 433.6Min: 458.1 / Avg: 463.44 / Max: 465Min: 462 / Avg: 463.86 / Max: 465.6

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0012333501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0036693885.00Linux 3.12 Git - performance3465.0036453885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0011.714.75Linux 3.12 Git0.009.513.55Linux 3.12 Git - performance0.009.812.66OpenBenchmarking.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 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance80160240320400SE +/- 1.63, N = 5SE +/- 0.70, N = 5SE +/- 0.26, N = 5325.06346.80345.48MIN: 192 / MAX: 683MIN: 221 / MAX: 762MIN: 221 / MAX: 765
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: LowLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance60120180240300Min: 319.18 / Avg: 325.06 / Max: 327.86Min: 344.22 / Avg: 346.8 / Max: 347.94Min: 344.85 / Avg: 345.48 / Max: 346.11

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0010963501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0038163885.00Linux 3.12 Git - performance3500.0038213885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0012.613.63Linux 3.12 Git0.0012.413.93Linux 3.12 Git - performance0.0012.413.73OpenBenchmarking.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 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance4080120160200SE +/- 2.31, N = 5SE +/- 0.32, N = 5SE +/- 0.15, N = 5162.40192.00191.79MIN: 66 / MAX: 364MIN: 90 / MAX: 365MIN: 90 / MAX: 363
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltraLinux 3.11Linux 3.12 GitLinux 3.12 Git - performance4080120160200Min: 157.17 / Avg: 162.4 / Max: 170.52Min: 190.96 / Avg: 192 / Max: 192.74Min: 191.43 / Avg: 191.79 / Max: 192.32

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0022083501.00Linux 3.12 Git3500.0037583885.00Linux 3.12 Git - performance3500.0037423885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertz, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7CPU Frequency Monitor10002000300040005000

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.111.0011.814.27Linux 3.12 Git0.0011.013.05Linux 3.12 Git - performance0.0011.112.86OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterXonotic 0.7CPU Usage Monitor510152025

CPU Frequency Monitor

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.11800.0015423501.00Linux 3.12 Git3465.0037093885.00Linux 3.12 Git - performance3465.0037073885.00OpenBenchmarking.orgMegahertzCPU Frequency MonitorPhoronix Test Suite System Monitoring10002000300040005000

CPU Usage Monitor

MinAvgMaxLinux 3.110.0011.215.50Linux 3.12 Git0.009.314.25Linux 3.12 Git - performance0.009.314.00OpenBenchmarking.orgPercentCPU Usage MonitorPhoronix Test Suite System Monitoring510152025