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A few days ago, Basemark officially announced and have now released Basemark GPU, their latest benchmarking tool and it has Linux support. Officially, it seems they're only supporting Debian/Ubuntu (see the note at the bottom about that though…).

“We have poured all of our soul and expertise in making this product. The work started two and half years ago and this massive project has culminated in today’s launch of a true state-of-the-art product,” said Arto Ruotsalainen, CEO of Basemark. “We believe Basemark GPU will become an essential tool for anyone tasked to evaluate graphics performance in systems ranging from smart phones, smart TVs and cars to PCs.”

You can find their press release here, product page here. If you're planning to check it out, the free version download comes in at around 3GB so prepare for a little wait while you download. It has two versions, a free version and a "Corporate" version with the free version requiring an internet connection.

In terms of APIs it can test against, it supported OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.1 and Vulkan 1.0 on Linux.

It features two modes, a desktop mode named "High-Quality mode" for high resolutions, advanced effects and so on. Their aim with that, is to test "based on today’s AAA PC game standards. There's also a "Medium Quality mode" which is "based on today’s AAA Mobile game standards".

Seems like their package isn't quite right, as it won't install on Ubuntu 18.04. Gnome Software tried, asked for my password and then basically did nothing. I tried to install it in terminal, which mentioned a dependency problem with "libcurl3". I would advise against installing that, as it wants to remove a few packages that depend on libcurl4 (like OBS Studio and a few others). Your situation might be different, I guess it depends on exactly what you have installed currently. There might be ways around it, but it's not ideal.

I've let them know, hopefully they will sort it.

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lucifertdark 22 June 2018 at 11:25 am UTC
For me installing libcurl3 wanted to remove Steam & Kodi, I'll wait for now, I like having Steam & Kodi installed.
Pikolo 22 June 2018 at 11:53 am UTC
It would have to beat Phoronix Test Suite to be considered... and since it's not open source, it would have to beat it quite a bit.
Lolo01 22 June 2018 at 12:54 pm UTC
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It doesn't work on my Mint system, neither on the Windows side...
It must be a joke.
Pit 22 June 2018 at 1:02 pm UTC
After converting the deb using alien I can install and run it on my openSUSE Tumbleweed system.
That's only my laptop, though. It won't run with the built-in Intel HD530 (throwing hundreds of GL_INVALID_OPERATION errors already for the control window, without displayig anything).
It does start properly with bumblebee using the 940MX, but the system is basically unusable when running the benchmark.....

PS: It seems safe to ignore the libcurl3 dependency. TW also runs libcurl4, and it doesn't seem to create problems...


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PublicNuisance 22 June 2018 at 1:12 pm UTC
Tried downloading from their website which was only going at 170 KB/sec but the torrent is going at 2.6 MB/sec. In case people were having slow downloads from their site.
mirv 22 June 2018 at 2:06 pm UTC
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I also have various issues trying to run this. No proper error messages, sometimes just gives no information at all.

Hope they resolve these problems.
mirv 22 June 2018 at 2:10 pm UTC
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PikoloIt would have to beat Phoronix Test Suite to be considered... and since it's not open source, it would have to beat it quite a bit.

apples & oranges, near as I can tell. This is a standalone benchmark, not a tool to run other benchmarks.
dubigrasu 22 June 2018 at 2:12 pm UTC
A bit wonky. It does install and works on Ubuntu 18.04, but I'm having some red-ish artifacts when running with Vulkan. Also sometimes is getting stuck and I have to restart the machine.
Not bad, but need some polish.
ElectricPrism 22 June 2018 at 6:08 pm UTC
I wonder how it does with AMD and MESA.
14 22 June 2018 at 7:25 pm UTC
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mirv
PikoloIt would have to beat Phoronix Test Suite to be considered... and since it's not open source, it would have to beat it quite a bit.

apples & oranges, near as I can tell. This is a standalone benchmark, not a tool to run other benchmarks.
The reason this GPU benchmark is very appealing to me is because I haven't been able to run the GPU tests from Phoronix. The only GPU benchmarks that work for me are Unigine Heaven and Unigine Valley.
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