For years, on various machines, I have watched other people posing their output from glxgears FPS and I am left astonished since mine is never even close to that!
I now have a beast of a machine (quad core ivy bridge firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz, 16GB RAM) and I have just put a graphics card in - not the best, but still pretty good - GeForce 210 1GB. After *finally* getting the nvidia drivers working on 12.10, my lxgears gives around 60 frames per second.
I know glxgears isn't a good benchmark but I would just, for once, love to see the "thousands" of FPS other users see. I think the problem is it running synchronised to the monitor refresh, but
had no effect on the FPS. Also, I get an error
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
294 frames in 5.0 seconds = 58.659 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.999 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.000 FPS
299 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.792 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.008 FPS
XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0"
after 50 requests (50 known processed) with 0 events remaining.