How to Check 3D Acceleration (FPS) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
In this guide, we will see some commands needed for checking 3D Acceleration / FPS for both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards under the following distributions:
Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04 or older
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First of all, install this dependency via the terminal:
sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
Before running the commands below, make sure 3D acceleration is enabled or not by entering this command:
You can use glxinfo to check 3d acceleration and rendering. Here are some commands you need to run from the terminal:
glxinfo -i | grep render
glxinfo -i | grep direct
glxinfo -i | grep openGL
The output returned will give you information about your graphics card (AMD or Nvidia).
You can also use glxgears to test 3D Acceleration (FPS). Simply run this command:
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