Originally Posted by Skrot
While glxgears isn't a benchmark that you can directly say "since I get more FPS than your machine, my computer is better at games than yours is", it is still definitely representative of the throughput of the video card.
no. That is just wrong. Totally, absolutly wrong.
Please stop it, ok? glxgears says NOTHING about game performance. I had computers who were better at games scoring lower glxgears marks. Or crappy card setups (5200) scoring almost the same as a lot better cards (6600). Change resolution from non-standard 1280x960 to any standard resolution - bang huge fps increase.
glxgears is almost worthless.