Hi I have installed ubuntu 12 and I wonder if there is 3d acceleration support for my graphic card: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) I tested with glxgears and the result it's as it follows: 300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.988 FPS Shouldn't suppose to be higher with 3d acceleration support?

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That is the expected behaviour. See also the message printed by glxgears:

Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.

glxgears is not a benchmark, but a tool for checking whether 3D acceleration works properly. It looks like it's working as there are no other errors. To test your graphics capabilities, go watch a full-screen HD video.

  • Thank you for your answer Lekensteyn. I didn't know that before.
    – Daniel
    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:49

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