Originally Posted by kdorf
I agree. If you're not going to help out and say something useful then don't say anything. Anything can be used as a benchmark. Some things may be less useful than others, obviously, but the OP's point was very valid: glxgears should have roughly the same performance in both distros.
It's not a benchmark of any sort. Stop trying to justify it. You have no experience with performance deltas or programming metrics so exit stage left, please. There's reasonable and sound information about why glxgears is not a benchmark. Trying to refute such info with a reply of "well you're a jerk" does not justify its use.