glSDL Benchmark


SDL benchmark that tests the video performance of SDL 1.2 and SDL 2.0 using all available drivers plus glSDL backend.

It uses SDL 2.0 (source snapshot from first days of April-2013) and SDL 1.2.9 CVS with glSDL backend included.
Special thanks to David Olofson and Stephane Marchesin for glSDL.

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  • Test DirectDraw, OpenGL, Direct3D, glSDL and software modes.
  • It runs at full screen with and without double-buffer.
  • 100 and 1000 “rabbits” sprites with a size of 64×64 are rendered during the tests.
  • Available for Windows. Also compiles on Linux and MacOS X but make files are not provided.
  • Developed in C++ using SDL 1.2 and SDL 2.0.


Last version: v2.00 (2-April-2013)
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32bits binaries for supported operating systems.
Source code
Source code and make files for VS2008+.
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