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  • Intel/NVIDIA/AMD Compete On Linux GPU Driver Performance

    Phoronix: Intel/NVIDIA/AMD Compete On Linux GPU Driver Performance

    After recently delivering a 15-way open-source Intel/AMD/NVIDIA GPU comparison, here are the benchmarks when tossing in the proprietary AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA graphics drivers too. Besides comparing a diverse selection of graphics processors from the three main desktop GPU vendors, this comparison also shows how the current open-source Linux graphics drivers compare to the official proprietary drivers.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18897

  • #2
    Please add open + STC2 package to next benchmarks

    STC texture compression expires at 2015 and has expired at some countries at this moment.
    There are packages for installing STC2 as Steam games does not work with pure open source drivers.
    There must be results between the open source and the proprietary driver. And it will be good to know how much this can help the open source drivers performance.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
      What a sad joke are the open source drivers.... Can't they just integrate the closed source drivers? Fuck the GPL or whatever obstacle is in the way. It's more important to have something working than conforming to loser Stallman. Have them preinstalled and only if there is no more support for that particular card than revert to something open source. And in the meantime be nice to nvidia and amd to support cards for as long as possible.
      Aren't you a Ubuntu user? So what exactly is your problem with just using jockey to install the proprietary drivers if you want them? To hard for you?

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      • #4
        I am glad I bought the Radeon 6850 back then and I'm glad I stayed with it. The OSS Performance is pretty good with it.
        Besides that, I'm glad there are open source gfx drivers. I really dont want to use closed source software anymore. The less the better, especially now with that spying shit all over the place.

        Thank you AMD for providing the sources, the manpower and thanks everybody else involved in the development of MESA/DRM/DDX and Xorg.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
          What a sad joke are the open source drivers.... Can't they just integrate the closed source drivers? Fuck the GPL or whatever obstacle is in the way. It's more important to have something working than conforming to loser Stallman. Have them preinstalled and only if there is no more support for that particular card than revert to something open source. And in the meantime be nice to nvidia and amd to support cards for as long as possible.
          Another retard!

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          • #6
            And again only the Old crap games with the ancient Game Engines.....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
              No problem except most people installing Ubuntu don't know anything about open source drivers or proprietary drivers. So they don't know if they should install them or not. So they should default to install them since there is better performance and better power management.
              Most people installing Windows get crappy drivers provided by Microsoft. They in fact are used to installing drivers from a website. Ubuntu offers to do that for them already, what more do you want?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
                Most people installing Windows get crappy drivers provided by Microsoft. They in fact are used to installing drivers from a website. Ubuntu offers to do that for them already, what more do you want?
                Ignore him, he's your (un)friendly neighbourhood troll.

                Nice to see the r600g driver like this. Kudos to all involved.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Serafean View Post
                  Ignore him, he's your (un)friendly neighbourhood troll.

                  Nice to see the r600g driver like this. Kudos to all involved.
                  he is the worst troll i've seen in this forum and an holy markism follower fanboy without the knowledge or capacity to try anything different[Arch is Geniuses OMG, that is just sad]

                  now skipping the useless troll, im impressed with how close r600g is catalyst, except maybe in some test where it seems the shader is getting bottlenecked or is a driver side hack that r600g don't implement but nonetheless impressed

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post
                    now skipping the useless troll, im impressed with how close r600g is catalyst, except maybe in some test where it seems the shader is getting bottlenecked or is a driver side hack that r600g don't implement but nonetheless impressed
                    I'm sure that it would be even closed with Vadim's shader optimisation backend. Which suggests that r600g will improve further once LLVM backend stabilises (and is optimised).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                      Well, I want Ubuntu to just work. This argument that windows sucks too isn't good enough. Wasn't linux supposed to be better? Instead of hunting on websites for drivers the OS just works. Now that would be another selling point. But we can't have that now can we?
                      No, we can't. So I suggest you whine about it on the internet like a crybaby.

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                      • #12
                        Radeon HD 7000

                        Guys is it me or it is obvious in all tests, even if they are old games, that Radeon HD 7xxx cards are performing noticeably worse than the older Radeons even with Catalyst running??

                        Also I ve noticed something like that although less intense with the Cayman islands Radeons HD 69xx both with gallium and catalyst!

                        Any idea why do we have those regressions even on the blob catalyst??

                        On the other hand nvidia's blob shows no regressions on latest 6xx series, Nouveau needs some love from nvidia either they like it or not!! I agree with Linus words back then...
                        Last edited by djdoo; 07-08-2013, 10:43 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post
                          now skipping the useless troll, im impressed with how close r600g is catalyst
                          Its looks only like this because the Games engines are very very old. Play something from today e.g. Source Based games or Wine and you see the difference is still huge.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                            Well, I want Ubuntu to just work.
                            Doesn't it for you?
                            This argument that windows sucks too isn't good enough.
                            You argued that most people that are installing Ubuntu don't know about the different drivers. This is absurd, since you have to do it manually on Windows. People that come from Windows expect that they have to do it and Ubuntu offers right after the installation to do it for them. People that are more experienced Linux users know about the different drivers and still can use jockey to install the proprietary ones if they choose to use them. So your argument is invalid.
                            Wasn't linux supposed to be better?
                            Who did say that? Linux is an OS that was designed as a Unix like OS for x86 based computers. It actually has nothing to do at all with Windows and I can't see any statements from the developers that it is aimed at being better than Windows. It is fanboys that claim Linux to be better than Windows, so that they can feel superior. Welcome to reality, Linux is better for some purposes, BSD for other and Windows again for different purposes. There is no such thing like a better OS, just like there is no such thing as a better flavor of icecream.
                            Instead of hunting on websites for drivers the OS just works.
                            If you have to hunt on websites for drivers with Ubuntu you are doing something wrong.
                            Now that would be another selling point.
                            Since the OS will install the driver for you automatically you have already your selling point. But since you claim that this is simply not true:
                            But we can't have that now can we?
                            Of course we can. You can't, that seems to be your whole point, you are unable to, so every one else must also be to dumb to click on "Activate" in the GUI dialog.

                            Now back on topic. It is indeed nice that the r600g driver has a pretty good performance, compared with fglrx. Only that fglrx itself does not perform well on Linux, compared to the Windows version, but this possibly may only be true for those older games. Would be really nice to see any modern games in a benchmark.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nille View Post
                              Its looks only like this because the Games engines are very very old. Play something from today e.g. Source Based games or Wine and you see the difference is still huge.
                              I don't know about that. Xonotic has plenty of complex shaders and modern features, and users have posted very competitive Unigine benchmark results.

                              Of course, there will be some engines where the open drivers are less performant (see Reaction Quake), but I don't think that it's as dark as you paint it.

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