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  • Intel Mesa Driver Boosts Valve's Dota 2 Performance

    Phoronix: Intel Mesa Driver Boosts Valve's Dota 2 Performance

    In the latest code hitting the mainline Mesa Git tree is an Intel Mesa DRI driver improvement that can provide for significant performance improvements with Valve's popular Dota 2 online battle arena game...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5Mzc

  • #2
    Hi, r600g has had this optimization for quite a while and it will soon come to radeonsi as well.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by marek View Post
      it will soon come to radeonsi as well.
      Nice to hear that, unfortunately after 4 years I had to switch back to fglrx: too many bugs in SI.
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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      • #4
        nice, but on what hardware was this tested?

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        • #5
          In general nice, I welcome every performance improvement in Dota in general. Unfortunately Mesa > 9.1.x is unusable here in Dota, because it triggers https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54226 very often during a game. Luckily, with Mesa 9.1 this happens seldom. So I will stick with the 9.1 releases until a miracle will happen, which solves the bug

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          • #6
            So ehm, can this "test map" be used in PTS as a benchmark?

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            • #7
              8% is great, but what is the actual FPS? Going from 10 to 11 FPS is also a 10% jump.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FourDMusic View Post
                8% is great, but what is the actual FPS? Going from 10 to 11 FPS is also a 10% jump.
                Err, did you have ever run Dota 2 ? Then you would know that it has really low requirements. You can also play it with a Sandybridge with good settings. It's also possible to play it with older Intel generations, but I recommend Windows then.

                Either try it yourself but stop hating other's work.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
                  Nice to hear that, unfortunately after 4 years I had to switch back to fglrx: too many bugs in SI.
                  That's unfortunate... I've recently been getting back into Eve, and my 7850 using radeonsi runs it just fine in Wine... Gnome-Shell is rock solid as well. If there's specific games that caused issues for you, bug reports are always welcome.

                  Also, the git llvm/clang/mesa are much better than the released versions that are in most distros.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by theghost View Post
                    Err, did you have ever run Dota 2 ? Then you would know that it has really low requirements. You can also play it with a Sandybridge with good settings. It's also possible to play it with older Intel generations, but I recommend Windows then.

                    Either try it yourself but stop hating other's work.
                    Dude, seriously? I wasn't hating at all. Why would you assume this? I just wanted to get some information that the article did not provide. I gave the example simply to explain that providing a simple percentage jump leaves out useful information.

                    No, I have not ever run Dota 2 on an Intel integrated graphics processor because I don't have one. So I don't have that information.

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