Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Phoronix releases Phoronix Test Suite 2.4!

The fine people over at Phoronix have recently announced the release of version 2.4 of the Phoronix Test Suite.

Among the new features:
  • New Operating System support -- PTS 2.4 now has enhanced compatibilty for OSes such as Palm WebOS, OpenSolaris FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD, NetBSD, as well as initial OS support for Windows 7. Imagine running the same benchmark on your Palm Pre, OpenBSD server, and Win 7 home machine!
  • Actual image quality comparisons -- PTS 2.4 is introducing tests that provide tools for examining rendered images on a pixel by pixel basis to look for rendering or artifacting differences. Initial tests are available for Nexuiz and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, though they are looking to expand support in future versions.
Another announcement that was made is regarding the Live DVD project of the Phoronix Test Suite, called PTS Desktop Live. It appears that a new version of the Live DVD will be coming this month, followed by the first release of a testing suite specifically designed for netbooks, called PTS Netbook Live. They're still light on the details for PTS Netbook Live, but keep your eyes peeled as developments continue.