View Full Version : Fish Aquarium test how does your hardware/software stack up?

December 1st, 2014, 08:49 PM
The Fish Aquarium test can be found at this LINK (http://webglsamples.org/aquarium/aquarium.html)
My laptop checks out at 60 fps at 2000 fish, and 43 fps at 4000 fish.
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December 1st, 2014, 09:56 PM
15fps at 1,000 fish on my 4 gig box. Fire Fox browser NVIDIA GT610.

December 1st, 2014, 11:40 PM
Well someone does not know what they are talking about. I am told: "It appears that your computer does not support WebGl." More likely it is the Chromium browser that does not support WebGL.


Firefox gives me 20 fps @ 50 fish: 17 fps @ 100 fish; 11 fps @ 4000 fish.


December 2nd, 2014, 12:01 AM
I get 60fps (fish per second?) @4000 using Chrome 38.0.x.xxx but only 23 fps @4000 using FF 27.0.1

December 2nd, 2014, 12:06 AM
I was using the Chrome browser and my specs on my laptop is in my signature. I know Chrome does support WebGL.

December 2nd, 2014, 05:20 AM
10 fps @ 50 fish :/

AMD Turion X2 RM-70 2 Ghz
3 GB DDR2800 RAM
Mobility Radeon HD 3100

December 2nd, 2014, 05:27 PM
10 fps @ 50 fish :/

AMD Turion X2 RM-70 2 Ghz
3 GB DDR2800 RAM
Mobility Radeon HD 3100

What Browser did you use for the test?

December 2nd, 2014, 06:34 PM
chrome 60fps 4k fish
firefox developer build 4k fish gets 60fps, but it freezes every 2 seconds for 5 seconds, 2k works just fine at 60fps
using my desktop and all its overkill powers

Dennis N
December 2nd, 2014, 08:15 PM
OK, I get identical 60 fps for Fish=1 to 500, then it drops by 5 fps (to about 55) for 1000, down another 10 fps (to about 45) for 2000, down another 13 fps (to about 32) for 4000. This machine - using Firefox 33 with i3-4150 processor, Intel HD 4400 integrated graphics.

December 2nd, 2014, 08:49 PM
What Browser did you use for the test?

Whatever the latest Firefox for 12.04 is

Seems like it's bottleknocked by the graphics card. I tried on my AMD Phenom 9950 but with Radeon HD 3300 graphics and it was pretty much the same. Actually only 7 fps per fish, but it looked smoother :/

On the laptop I run Xinerama though so maybe that's why it ran so sloppy.

December 2nd, 2014, 09:08 PM
With Firefox 33.0 I get 28 fps with 2000 and 18 fps with 4000. Much slower with then Chrome.

December 2nd, 2014, 09:56 PM
To be fair Chrome nor Midori even ran the WebGL plugin for me. I've been trying to move away from FireFox.

You know what's interesting me? My laptop got 10 FPS despite displaying two screens in Xinerama mode and having a mobility Radeon HD 3100 right? Well my desktop has a HD 3300 integrated GPU and is just a single display, but it only got 7 FPS. Meanwhile the dispaly on the laptop didn't look visually as smooth as on the desktop?! O.o

One difference is I'm just using the open source "radeon" driver on the desktop but the proprietary drivers on the laptop.

December 2nd, 2014, 10:27 PM
I use Chrome v39. On my laptop I get ~60 fps at 1000, ~40 fps at 2000, and ~30 fps at 4000. Whatever that means.

With Firefox 33, I get 8 fps no matter what I select.

December 2nd, 2014, 10:42 PM
Firefox 33.0 gets 60fps at 4k with GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics running nvidia 343.22 and no other browser tabs.
Youtube vids do not like sharing FF with plenty of fish. 8 tabs drops to around 40 fps.
Enjoyed fiddling the advanced options, speaking as a non-gamer.

December 2nd, 2014, 11:03 PM
Chrome: Stable 60fps at 4000 fish.
Using a GeForce GTX780ti card.

December 2nd, 2014, 11:11 PM
The WebGL uses hardware acceleration. From the Wiki page it said "code that is executed on a computer's Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)" and I did notice that if I let it run for, say 5 to 10 minutes, it does heat up the GPU and the fan kicks on and and starts blowing out the heat. This means that there are some factors in the fps on graphics. One being the browser and the other being the GPU speed.
It sounds like this is done by code within JavaScript.

December 3rd, 2014, 10:56 AM
The Fish Aquarium test can be found at this LINK (http://webglsamples.org/aquarium/aquarium.html)
Only got to try out the 50 fish setting .... :p

Both google-chrome-stable and chromium on Debian Wheezy give the error grahammechanical noted earlier.
Firefox Nightly, 1 fps then the browser seizes solid requiring a kill signal.
Iceweasel (Debian branded firefox), similar to Nightly without seizing (a painful 1fps)

how does your hardware/software stack up?
It doesn't here, the next quote box from this install may give a clue why

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G72M [GeForce Go 7400] (rev a1)
On an old HP dv6 dual core laptop. Can't even use VDPAU acceleration with mplayer on this old "pile of junk" :)
I really need to get off my big butt and fix my desktop tower.:wink:

December 7th, 2014, 03:50 AM
48 fps with 100 fish.
37 fps with 1000 fish.
21 fps with 4000 fishies.
Not really ground braking but a nice test!
Used firefox 34 and intel gpu.

December 7th, 2014, 07:45 AM
My result is pathetic. 1fps @50 fishes.

AMD 64 X2 5600+
Ram : 2GB
Nvidia 6150 SE (Non free driver)
Firefox 34.0.5

December 7th, 2014, 08:50 AM
4000 fish at 60 fps in Chrome.

4000 fish at 15 fps in FF.

December 7th, 2014, 12:51 PM
16@4000 on Sandy Bridge.

Sheesh ... :)

December 7th, 2014, 01:06 PM
4000 @ 21fps in ff

December 7th, 2014, 01:11 PM
Does not even start here, all options greyed-out. A poor machine is poor :)
FF 34.0.

December 7th, 2014, 06:05 PM
4000 fish @ 46 fps, FF34

December 7th, 2014, 08:45 PM
The reason I went with the Aquarium and not the Fish Bowl speed test (http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/performance/fishbowl/) was MS has it rigged to make IE look Good.

December 7th, 2014, 09:46 PM
4000 fish at 60 fps in Chrome.

4000 fish at 15 fps in FF.

Have to try chrome again :)

December 7th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Chrome hardly missing a beat at 60fps for 4000 fish whereas Firefox barely got past 25 fps for 4000 fish.

Opera performing slightly below Chrome for me, 60 fps for 4000 fish but every 20 seconds or so would fall back to 35ish before recovering back to 60.

December 7th, 2014, 11:13 PM
This was an interesting test ... I've never even wondered about frame rate when editing video which my system performs to my liking.
I do not play games - and from the review of this card I couldn't play 3D games very effectively.






Firefox 34.0
Memory 12 G
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz × 8
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Caicos [Radeon HD 6450/7450/8450 / R5 230 OEM] [1002:6779]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] [1002]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz

driver : fglrx - distro non-free
driver : xserver-xorg-video-ati - distro free builtin recommended
driver : fglrx-updates - distro non-free

December 7th, 2014, 11:50 PM
Unity Mir
Ubuntu WebBrowser
4000 fish 28 fps

December 8th, 2014, 05:17 PM
@pfeiffep if you tried the test with Chrome I bet you would see a great improvement. Your system has more horsepower then mine, as you can see in my signature.

December 8th, 2014, 10:44 PM
I just installed lubuntu on an old laptop with a pentium M processor and thought I would try the Fish Aquarium test on it just for kicks but it won't work. All I get is:

It does not appear your computer supports WebGL.
Click here for more information.

Status: Could not create a WebGL context.

Looks like this old hardware does not support the WebGL code in the JavaScrip.

December 8th, 2014, 10:56 PM
@pfeiffep if you tried the test with Chrome I bet you would see a great improvement. Your system has more horsepower then mine, as you can see in my signature. I ran the test again on both Chrome and Chromium with very little difference
Firefox 34






Chrome / Chromium






I really don't notice any lag when I view videos, streaming content nor when I edit videos. For my use I don't think frame rate is very important.
Next time I fire up my Dell laptop I'll run the test on it!

Frogs Hair
December 8th, 2014, 11:35 PM
Firefox 16 fps/4000 ><>
Opera 26 Stable 30 fps/4000 ><>

HP Compaq 8460p
i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz vendor: Intel Corp.
VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated
Memeory:size: 4GiB

December 8th, 2014, 11:49 PM
Try clicking on Advanced options, change the eye radius to about 62 and the mouse around the eye height for the 4k setting.
Make sure there are no drinks nearby.