Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2006 19:00 UTC, submitted by twickline
Windows A set of banchmarks has proven that under some conditions, WINE can beat Windows XP SP2 at some tests. To be exact, out of 147 tests, WINE beats Windows XP on 67. The WINE version used was 0.9.5, running on a Gentoo Linux system, with some fairly decent hardware.
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Quake / UT2004?
by mkools on Thu 19th Jan 2006 19:23 UTC
mkools
Member since:
2005-10-11

Why would they run Quake or UT2004 within Wine?
These games have native Linux support, I'm sure performance would be better when running native.

But still, I would never expect this little difference between a Windows OS which is in development for about 20 years now and Wine which is still in Beta fase.

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v RE: Quake / UT2004?
by Drawnstories_studios on Thu 19th Jan 2006 19:44 in reply to "Quake / UT2004?"
RE[2]: Quake / UT2004?
by dylansmrjones on Thu 19th Jan 2006 20:03 in reply to "RE: Quake / UT2004?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

This is just not true.

There is a lot of software past beta fase.

And don't forget that a lot of "beta" software is often more finished than a lot of "professional quality" software on other platforms.

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v RE[2]: Quake / UT2004?
by Tweek on Thu 19th Jan 2006 20:31 in reply to "RE: Quake / UT2004?"
RE: Quake / UT2004?
by twickline on Thu 19th Jan 2006 19:54 in reply to "Quake / UT2004?"
twickline Member since:
2005-12-31

Well I plan to post the native Linux scores as well. I was interested to see where Wine stacks up against Windows and Linux on OpenGL performance. And the best way I know to test our OpenGL performance is to run the native test and then run the same test in Wine to see the difference.

Tom Wickline

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RE: Quake / UT2004?
by rcsteiner on Fri 20th Jan 2006 17:00 in reply to "Quake / UT2004?"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Why would they run Quake or UT2004 within Wine?

Yes, native versions of Quake and UT2004 exist, but the speed at which the Windows versions perform under Wine can be compared against the native ones to give some idea of how fast/slow Wine gaming is compared to native Linux gaming. If Wine proves fast enough with those two, then perhaps it's fast enough for other games.

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