Counter-Strike Source

This is a benchmark of Valve's Counter-Strike: Source game. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account, have Steam installed for the system, and that Counter-Strike: Source is already installed. This automates the process of executing the game and using a standardized time demo.

This test will attempt to install the necessary game using your Steam account. If the test appears hung you may need to manually exit the Steam client.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark cstrike.

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked Unverified.

Test Created

10 November 2013

Last Updated

30 March 2014

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

39 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 46 Seconds


100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures

x86 + x86_64

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsCounter-Strike Source Popularity Statisticspts/cstrike2013.112014.032014.072014.112015.032015.072015.112016.032016.072016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.082022.122023.042023.082023.122024.049001800270036004500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 20 June 2024.
2560 x 160031.3%1280 x 10245.8%1920 x 108057.1%1440 x 9005.8%Resolution Option

Revision History

pts/cstrike-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:42:28 GMT
Try using Steam browser protocol to auto-install cstrike.

pts/cstrike-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:17:38 GMT
Initial commit of Counter-Strike Source test profile for Steam. Sadly, same Steam limitations as always.

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Counter-Strike Source

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 metrics for this test profile configuration based on 265 public results since 10 November 2013 with the latest data as of 14 June 2016.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
236 +/- 10
207 +/- 28
< 194
107 +/- 1
< 60
39 +/- 2
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 1920 x 1080265 Results Range From 8 To 273 Frames Per Second82440567288104120136152168184200216232248264280918273645

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (Counter-Strike Source - Resolution: 1920 x 1080) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkResolution: 1920 x 1080Run-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1 / Max: 1

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 1920 x 1080Deviation510152025Min: 0 / Avg: 1 / Max: 19