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  • #31
    I have R370 in my laptop. So really would like to see benchmarks on older hardware.

    PS. Was a vsync disabled in catalyst driver in this benchmark? I do not see this information in article. Without vsync disabled it is essentially cheating on mesa side.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by elanthis View Post
      Threading and locking h....
      Very interesting read indeed. I think this MESA multi-threading topic needs more talking and less coding for now. Just to clear things out.

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      • #33
        Do the Catalyst drivers support "swap buffers wait" ?
        If yes then we shouldn't be comparing against Gallium with "No SBW".
        apples to apples

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        • #34
          @elanthis: As an amateur myself I really look forward to a guide/article about that matter as most of the courses I've taken only take up pipelining or that mindset of threading things. But in most cases they don't teach threading at all!
          I've also saved the post for future reading

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          • #35
            What Absolute Rubbish

            The benchmarks clearly show all the open source drivers are substantially slower than the proprietary ones, apart from a couple of corner cases.

            To say otherwise is dishonest tomfoolery.

            When is everyone going to wake up and realise that the radeon devs are jerking everyone off ?

            To some, this will come over as trollery. To some it will come over as a stuck record.

            Well if the devs actually did what they promised, there could be no complaints. But all we get here is the same tired CRAP time after time: the devs are part-time, the proprietary driver has more resources, blah fscking blah.

            A CHILD could do a better job than the buffoons currently driving the development work in the open source ATI arena.

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            • #36
              A CHILD could do a better job than the buffoons currently driving the development work in the open source ATI arena.
              Please do it, then.
              You seem so well suited for the task.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by gordboy View Post
                The benchmarks clearly show all the open source drivers are substantially slower than the proprietary ones, apart from a couple of corner cases.

                To say otherwise is dishonest tomfoolery.

                When is everyone going to wake up and realise that the radeon devs are jerking everyone off ?

                To some, this will come over as trollery. To some it will come over as a stuck record.

                Well if the devs actually did what they promised, there could be no complaints. But all we get here is the same tired CRAP time after time: the devs are part-time, the proprietary driver has more resources, blah fscking blah.

                A CHILD could do a better job than the buffoons currently driving the development work in the open source ATI arena.
                Nobody said that FOSS drivers are faster than the blobs. But to say that the FOSS devs don't do a good job making radeon good, is a very foolish and ignorant statement. There's clearly an improvement, and it's definitely better than nuoveau. People like you are the reason we can't have nice things!

                We should all be thankful that we can watch videos without tearing and play some games on Linux.

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                • #38
                  The oss drivers are not that bad, just for lowend chips the performance it not even enough to use google earth smoothly - fglrx was much faster there. A google earth benchmark would be interesting. xv usually works and kde/compiz desktops effects but more...? Desktop users just replace the card for games but what should laptop users do? Use older os with fglrx or buy a new laptop?

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by gordboy View Post
                    The benchmarks clearly show all the open source drivers are substantially slower than the proprietary ones, apart from a couple of corner cases.

                    To say otherwise is dishonest tomfoolery.

                    When is everyone going to wake up and realise that the radeon devs are jerking everyone off ?

                    To some, this will come over as trollery. To some it will come over as a stuck record.

                    Well if the devs actually did what they promised, there could be no complaints. But all we get here is the same tired CRAP time after time: the devs are part-time, the proprietary driver has more resources, blah fscking blah.

                    A CHILD could do a better job than the buffoons currently driving the development work in the open source ATI arena.
                    You're trolling, right? Please tell me you are.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by gordboy View Post
                      The benchmarks clearly show all the open source drivers are substantially slower than the proprietary ones, apart from a couple of corner cases.

                      To say otherwise is dishonest tomfoolery.

                      When is everyone going to wake up and realise that the radeon devs are jerking everyone off ?

                      To some, this will come over as trollery. To some it will come over as a stuck record.

                      Well if the devs actually did what they promised, there could be no complaints. But all we get here is the same tired CRAP time after time: the devs are part-time, the proprietary driver has more resources, blah fscking blah.

                      A CHILD could do a better job than the buffoons currently driving the development work in the open source ATI arena.
                      You got what you paid for. Enjoy.

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                      • #41
                        That guy is a well-known troll. Don't mind him, his condition is probably hereditary.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by gordboy View Post
                          The benchmarks clearly show all the open source drivers are substantially slower than the proprietary ones, ...
                          The benchmark shows primary that the open driver is getting really fast (at least faster ^^), and even better not with the old driver but the new better Gallium drivers. Thats great news. first we have more speed (maybe also with video-playback hd? 1080p), and the new drivers are now faster than the old ones instead of trying to catch the speed from the old drivers with the new ones from a lower point.

                          If you are happy with the unfreeness of the closed driver (and all that comes with that), and the stability of it, be free to use it. Nobody wants to use the free driver because it ist faster but because it is free and in my feeling more stable. More speed and features are a additional point like the cream on a cake or on another desert.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Tgui View Post
                            You're trolling, right? Please tell me you are.
                            He is. We get this roughly once a month.

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                            • #44
                              This post seems interesting:

                              http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...ry/004850.html

                              It seems that devs are aware of a few areas where the driver is slowing things down and optimizations could be implemented. We probably see more performance gains over the next months.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by marek View Post
                                You got what you paid for. Enjoy.
                                +1 Hehe, I like your style

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