World of Warcraft as a Benchmark of GPU Performance (on Linux)

So WINE and WoW do, in fact, make a good benchmark of system performance for Linux. Unfortunately I’m now butting up against the fact that it absolutely and sometimes erratically flatlines the system.

It doesn’t kill the box, but I’m seeing 100+% CPU usage runs on the dual core. This creates a slight problem.

So… I need to actually find some machinery that can run WoW (or whatever I end up benchmarking with for the article) at something under full throttle.

That and I need to cobble together a Windows release for some cross platform testing. I’m not positive it’ll perform any better under the native OS, but I am pretty sure the driver support on the video side will be more refined.

Ah well. Back to hacking.