Re: VDPAU testing tool
If you are talking about qvdpautest video framerate, it's normal. Ech video sequence is made of 25 images, and these images are displayed in DECODING order (different than display order) at a very low speed (2 images/second) to give you a chance to check that the decoded images look correct. The real test starts after this presentation and doesn't display anything, it just decodes these 25 images in turn for 5 seconds and gives you the average decoding speed in images per seconds.
Given your test results, i can say that your card work as expected.