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Anyone care to chime in on how this performs with Radeon HD 7000 series in Source engine games like TF2 before I make the jump in installing this?
Left 4 Dead 2:
With 13.6 Beta this game was unplayable, but now everything runs smooth. Slightly stuttering at the beginning and the first zombie wave but one 360 degree turn with your char and everything is fine.
So yes, give it a try.
TF2 is nice with this driver on a Radeon 7950 at 1440p resolution. This game was unplayable with the 12.10 driver series. It isn't good enough with an A6-4455m APU though. That hardware barely works for TF2 in Windows.
Completely unusable for me!!
Permission problems as mentioned above, even if I change with chmod the ownership of /proc/ati/ ever reboot takes it back to root meaning I have no 3D at all!
If I change the ownership and logout-login I get effects with Kwin, 3D etc but Heaven 4.0 hard locks my system!
ATI RadeonHD 5850 here, Kernel 3.10.4, Xserver 1.14.2, openSuSE 12.3, KDE 4.11 latest rc.
PS: I am using now the 3.11 rc3 kernel with latest Xorg stack and Mesa 9.3 git! DPM works fine and 3D performance is really acceptable now! Unigine benches however don't render correctly... 2D and video performance is a miracle compared to Catalyst!!
Apply the patch to firegl_public.c and recompile everything.
Thank you. Thus, below the text already in the patch file. I just saw that there is a problem with permissions [granted only for root], but I did not know where to look . After applying the patch the drivers is 'working'. That's it "works" but you can not say that "working properly". Compared to my opinion the best out 13.3 beta3, which operate directly genius - games such as L4D2, CS: S, Portal, HL2: E2, Dota2, Oil Rush, Xonotic working under this drivers brilliantly! ... and here, as compared to their 13.8 beta1 - X370 tested on AMD APU E-350:
- Are slower than 12 to 30% - 12% e.g. at Xonotic, additionally there is not complete liquidity like on 13.3 beta3 - every moment "tears". For example, games in wine 1.6 e.g. LFS operate up to 30% slower than the 13.3 beta 3
- Games like L4D2, CS: S, Portal start at some point, "choke" and I saw there some weird dumps [you can not "kill" a game] - congesting the ram memory to the maximum and begins to fill the swap.
- Conclusion: the Catalyst 13.4, 13.6 beta [there was input lag - mouse], the version 13.15 [OGL 4.3] where there is no lag but it is the loss of productivity, and in 13.8 beta1 ... These drivers are unusable. Leaving only 13.3 beta3 = maximum stable, efficient, and providing a brilliant system responsiveness [with appropriately optimized kernel]. For example, in my line of Brazos kernels [optimized to run on Athlon II up]: