Testing graphics (PCIE) cards with phoronix-test-suite

I installed phoronix on a PC to test some graphics cards I have to sell, and on my quad core laptop to compare and run diff tests simultaneously, as below. Choose your tests carefully as there are massive associated downloads! It takes a while to get something going with any results....the simplest graphics test (I assume) for H264 vid files is 9 mins long then failed as it didn't complete, so create the null results file:

h264fail.png

sudo apt-get install phoronix-test-suite

phoronix.png

1: Run A Test
2: Run A Suite [A Collection Of Tests]
3: Run Complex System Test
4: Show System Hardware / Software Information
5: Show Auto-Detected System Sensors
6: Set Test Run Repetition
7: Exit
Select Task: 4

System Software / Hardware Information

Hardware:
Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 @ 2.00GHz (4 Cores), Motherboard: HP 22CD, Chipset: AMD Device 1566, Memory: 7168MB, Disk: 1000GB Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M, Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 1024MB, Audio: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP, Network: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E + Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless

Software:
OS: LinuxMint 17.2, Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic (x86_64), Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13, Display Server: X Server 1.15.1, Display Driver: fglrx 15.20.3, OpenGL: 4.3.13399, OpenCL: OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (1800.11), Compiler: GCC 4.8.4, File-System: ext4, Screen Resolution: 1366x768

Select Task: 5

Supported Sensors

- CPU Frequency (CPU0): 1000.00 Megahertz
- CPU Frequency (CPU1): 1000.00 Megahertz
- CPU Frequency (CPU2): 1000.00 Megahertz
- CPU Frequency (CPU3): 1200.00 Megahertz
- CPU Temperature: 34.50 Celsius
- CPU Usage (CPU0): 22.03 Percent
- CPU Usage (CPU1): 2.13 Percent
- CPU Usage (CPU2): 0.00 Percent
- CPU Usage (CPU3): 2.04 Percent
- CPU Usage (Summary): 3.14 Percent
- Drive Read Speed (sda): 0.00 MB/s
- Drive Read Speed (sdb): 0.00 MB/s
- Drive Write Speed (sda): 0.00 MB/s
- Drive Write Speed (sdb): 0.00 MB/s
- Memory Usage: 1299 Megabytes
- Swap Usage: 0 Megabytes
- System Iowait: 0.00 Percent
- System Power Consumption: 16.991 Milliwatts
- System Temperature: 34.63 Celsius

Select Task: 1

1: 1080p H.264 Video Playback - Graphics
2: 7-Zip Compression - Processor
3: AIO-Stress - Disk
4: APITest - Graphics
5: APITrace - Graphics
6: ASKAP tConvolveCuda - Graphics
7: Apache Benchmark - System
8: Apache Benchmark - System
9: Atlantis Substance Demo - Graphics
10: BLAKE2 - Processor
11: BYTE Unix Benchmark - Processor
12: Battery Power Usage - System
13: BioShock Infinite - Graphics
14: BlogBench - Disk
15: Bork File Encrypter - Processor
16: Botan - Processor
17: Bullet Physics Engine - Processor
18: C-Ray - Processor
19: CLOMP - Processor
20: CUDA Mini-Nbody - Graphics
21: CacheBench - Processor
22: Caffe AlexNet - System
23: Cairo Performance Demos - Graphics
24: Civilization: Beyond Earth - Graphics
25: Company of Heroes 2 - Graphics
26: Compile Bench - Disk
27: CoreBreach - Graphics
28: Counter-Strike Source - Graphics
29: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Graphics
30: Crafty - Processor
31: Cyclictest - System
32: Dbench - Disk
33: DiRT Showdown - Graphics
34: Dolfyn - Processor
35: Doom 3 - Graphics
36: Dota 2 - Graphics
37: ET: Quake Wars - Graphics
38: ET: Quake Wars Demo - Graphics
39: ET: Quake Wars Image Quality - System
40: ETXreaL - Graphics
41: Elemental Demo - Graphics
42: Enemy Territory - Graphics
43: FFTE - Processor
44: FFTW - Processor
45: FFmpeg - Processor
46: FLAC Audio Encoding - Processor
47: FS-Mark - Disk
48: Fhourstones - Processor
49: Flexible IO Tester - Disk
50: GFXBench - Graphics
51: GLmark2 - Graphics
52: GMPbench - Processor
53: GPU Residency - Processor
54: Gcrypt Library - Processor
55: GnuPG - Processor
56: GnuPG - Processor
57: Go Benchmarks - Processor
58: GpuTest - Graphics
59: GraphicsMagick - Processor
60: GtkPerf - Graphics
61: Gzip Compression - Processor
62: HPC Challenge - Processor
63: Half-Life 2 - Lost Coast - Graphics
64: Hierarchical INTegration - System
65: High Performance Conjugate Gradient - Processor
66: Himeno Benchmark - Processor
67: IOzone - Disk
68: Idle Power Usage - System
69: Insurgency - Graphics
70: Interbench - System
71: JXRenderMark - Graphics
72: Java 2D Microbenchmark - Graphics
73: Java Graphics Basic Acceptance Test - Processor
74: Java SciMark - Processor
75: John The Ripper - Processor
76: JuliaGPU - System
77: LAME MP3 Encoding - Processor
78: LAMMPS Molecular Dynamics Simulator - Processor
79: LZMA Compression - Processor
80: LZMA Compression - Processor
81: Landscape Mountains Demo - Graphics
82: Lightsmark - Graphics
83: Loopback TCP Network Performance - Network
84: LuxMark - System
85: MandelGPU - System
86: MandelbulbGPU - System
87: Matinee Fight Scene Demo - Graphics
88: Mencoder - Processor
89: Metro 2033 Redux - Graphics
90: Metro: Last Light Redux - Graphics
91: Minion - Processor
92: Monkey Audio Encoding - Processor
93: Multichase Pointer Chaser - Processor
94: N-Queens - Processor
95: NAS Parallel Benchmarks - Processor
96: NGINX Benchmark - System
97: Nexuiz - Graphics
98: Nexuiz Image Quality - System
99: NoiseLevel - Processor
100: Numpy Benchmark - Processor
101: Ogg Encoding - Processor
102: Open FMM Nero2D - Processor
103: Open Porous Media - Processor
104: Open Porous Media Git - Processor
105: OpenArena - Graphics
106: OpenDwarfs - System
107: OpenSSL - Processor
108: OpenSSL - Processor
109: Opus Codec Encoding - Processor
110: PBZIP2 Compression - Processor
111: PHPBench - System
112: POV-Ray - Processor
113: Parallel BZIP2 Compression - Processor
114: Parboil - Processor
115: Phoronix Test Suite Self Test - System
116: Planet Penguin Racer - Graphics
117: PolyBench-C - Processor
118: Portal - Graphics
119: PostMark - Disk
120: PostgreSQL pgbench - System
121: Powertop Wakeups - Processor
122: Prey - Graphics
123: Primesieve - Processor
124: PyBench - System
125: PyOpenCL - System
126: QGears2 - Graphics
127: Quake 4 - Graphics
128: R Benchmark - Processor
129: RAMspeed SMP - Memory
130: Reaction Quake 3 - Graphics
131: Redis - System
132: Render Bench - Graphics
133: Rodinia - Processor
134: SHOC Scalable HeterOgeneous Computing - Graphics
135: SMART Disk Self-Report - Disk
136: SPECViewPerf 10.1 - Graphics
137: SPECViewPerf 9 - Graphics
138: SQLite - Disk
139: SQLite - Disk
140: Sample Pass Fail - System
141: Sample Pi Program - Processor
142: SciMark - Processor
143: Serial Loopback Test - System
144: SmallPT GPU - System
145: Smallpt - Processor
146: Smokin Guns - Graphics
147: Stockfish - Processor
148: Stream - Memory
149: Stress-NG - System
150: StressCPU2 Stress-Test - Processor
151: Sudokut - Processor
152: Sunflow Rendering System - System
153: SuperTuxKart - Graphics
154: SysTester - Processor
155: System BZIP2 Decompression - Processor
156: System GZIP Decompression - Processor
157: System JPEG Library Decode - Processor
158: System Libtiff Decompression - Processor
159: System Libxml2 Parsing - Processor
160: System XZ Decompression - Processor
161: System ZLIB Decompression - Processor
162: Systemd Kernel Boot Time - Processor
163: Systemd Total Boot Time - Processor
164: Systemd Userspace Boot Time - Processor
165: TSCP - Processor
166: TTSIOD 3D Renderer - Processor
167: Tachyon - Processor
168: Team Fortress 2 - Graphics
169: Tesseract - Graphics
170: The Talos Principle - Graphics
171: Threaded I/O Tester - Disk
172: Timed Apache Compilation - Processor
173: Timed Boost Interprocess Compilation - Processor
174: Timed Eigen Compilation - Processor
175: Timed Firefox Compilation - Processor
176: Timed HMMer Search - Processor
177: Timed Idle - System
178: Timed ImageMagick Compilation - Processor
179: Timed Linux Kernel Compilation - Processor
180: Timed MAFFT Alignment - Processor
181: Timed MPlayer Compilation - Processor
182: Timed MrBayes Analysis - Processor
183: Timed PHP Compilation - Processor
184: Timed WebKitFLTK Compilation - Processor
185: Tremulous - Graphics
186: Triangle Slammer - Graphics
187: Unigine Heaven - Graphics
188: Unigine Sanctuary - Graphics
189: Unigine Tropics - Graphics
190: Unigine Valley - Graphics
191: Unpacking The Linux Kernel - Disk
192: Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo - Graphics
193: Unvanquished - Graphics
194: Urban Terror - Graphics
195: VDrift - Graphics
196: VDrift - Graphics
197: VP8 libvpx Encoding - Processor
198: ViennaCL - Graphics
199: Warsow - Graphics
200: WavPack Audio Encoding - Processor
201: World of Padman - Graphics
202: X-Plane - Graphics
203: X-Plane Image Quality - System
204: Xonotic - Graphics
205: cairo-perf-trace - Graphics
206: clpeak - System
207: dcraw - Processor
208: eSpeak Speech Engine - Processor
209: ebizzy - Processor
210: gluxMark - Graphics
211: hdparm Timed Disk Reads - Disk
212: qVDPAUtest - Graphics
213: x11perf - Graphics
214: x264 - Processor
215: x264 OpenCL - Processor

Select Test: 35

The following dependencies are needed and will be installed:

- libc6-i386
- libc6:i386
- libstdc++6:i386
- libstdc++5:i386
- libx11-6:i386
- libxext6:i386
- libxrandr2:i386
- libxinerama1:i386
- libxdamage-dev:i386
- libgl1-mesa-dev:i386
- libsdl-sound1.2:i386
- libjpeg62:i386
- libudev1:i386

This process may take several minutes.
Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
No such file or directory
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
libx11-6:i386 is already the newest version.
 xtrans-dev
Suggested packages:
libxcb-doc:i386 libxext-doc:i386
Recommended packages:
libx11-doc:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed
libX11-dev:i386 libc6-i386 libdrm-amdgpu1:i386 libdrm-dev:i386
 libwayland-egl1-mesa udev
12 to upgrade, 41 to newly install, 0 to remove and 41 not to upgrade.
Need to get 7,043 kB/8,468 kB of archives.
After this operation, 24.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main udev amd64 204-5ubuntu20.18 [734 kB]

Get:45 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libgl1-mesa-dev i386 10.1.3-0ubuntu0.6 [5,258 B]
Fetched 7,043 kB in 15s (458 kB/s)
(Reading database ... 206387 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../udev_204-5ubuntu20.18_amd64.deb ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.2) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-38-generic
To Install: pts/doom3-1.1.0

Determining File Requirements .................................................................................
Searching Download Caches .....................................................................................

1 Test To Install
3 Files To Download [1505MB]
1500MB Of Disk Space Is Needed

pts/doom3-1.1.0:
Test Installation 1 of 1
3 Files Needed [1505 MB]
Downloading: doom3-linux-1.3.1.1304.x86.run [20.17MB]
Downloading ...............

Would you like to save these test results (Y/n): y
Enter a name to save these results under: T1
Doom 3 1.3.1:
pts/doom3-1.1.0 [Resolution: 800 x 600 - Quality: Low]
Test 1 of 1
Estimated Trial Run Count: 3
Estimated Time To Completion: 4 Minutes (23:13 BST)
Started Run 1 @ 23:09:50
The test run did not produce a result.
Started Run 2 @ 23:09:50
The test run did not produce a result.
Started Run 3 @ 23:09:50
The test run did not produce a result.
E: Sys_Error: Couldn't load default.cfg

Test Results:

Average: 0 Frames Per Second
This test failed to run properly.

Select Suite: 17
pts/ppracer-1.1.1 is not supported on this architecture: x86_64

The following dependencies are needed and will be installed:

- libsdl1.2-dev
- libsdl-gfx1.2-dev
- libsdl-net1.2-dev
- libsdl-image1.2-dev
- libsdl-ttf2.0-dev
- libsdl-mixer1.2-dev
- libopenal-dev
- build-essential
- autoconf
- libglew1.5-dev
- freeglut3-dev
- jam
- scons
- libvorbis-dev
- libtool
- libboost-all-dev
- libasio-dev
- libboost-iostreams-dev

This process may take several minutes.

Checksum Failed: http://mirror.vinnymac.org/Games/Warsow/1.51/warsow_1.51_unified.tar.gz
Try downloading the file again (Y/n):
Downloading: warsow_1.51_unified.tar.gz [574MB]
Estimated Download Time: 20m

Not going very well so far is it????

As x11 is installed and works I thought I'd try it, and finally got a graphics test screen on the PC:

x11testPC.png

Will there be a result file this time? Yes, finally! The results link to benchmark tests on the openbenchmarking.org site

DellInfo.png

DellRadeon.png

At the same time I also got an API test result on the AMD quad core:

quadinfo.png

APITestQuad.png

So now it's a question of deciding what tests I want to use for comparison between cards. I'll do the same x11perf test #213 and API test #4 for the 4 other cards I have on the PC, now I have the API laptop to compare to also, over the next few days then they can go on Ebay as tested working.

x11perfquad.png

As you would hope, the quad core is over twice as fast at 450 ops/s as the dual core Dell at 186 ops/s, for many reasons, not just a better AGP card. The Dell PC won't run the API test for reason:

APIFail.png

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