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  • #16
    Originally posted by brosis View Post
    And for real-world performance compare Unigine tests on same hardware here: http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1...FO-57500792103
    The 2 valid Unigine tests show 70-80%, which is pretty good. Throw out the Heaven results, because fglrx is doing tesselation that the OSS drivers don't support yet, so it's not comparable.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
      The 2 valid Unigine tests show 70-80%, which is pretty good. Throw out the Heaven results, because fglrx is doing tesselation that the OSS drivers don't support yet, so it's not comparable.
      Alternatively, throw out the OSS drivers because they don't support a 3+ year-old core feature of modern graphics hardware/API. It's all relative to what your needs are. It'd be awesome if one option covered all needs, that would be great, but as it is, one driver serves one set of users better than the other. Which driver that is depends on context.

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      • #18
        On a A8-5500 (7560D igp) the fglrx driver works perfectly well with xfce (i have it since Christmas and had no crashes or anything, i played all sorts of stuff on it, including Steam games). The CPU reports lower temperatures too. I dont see whats the big issue is with it. It even has working hw decoding via xvba with Xbmc. Suspend is working (not that i use it much, the rig is up 24/7).

        I did try the radeon driver but it is slower and incomplete compared to fglrx. Granted i have Debians built in 8.0.5 mesa. I wait for 9.2 or newer mesa build since for some reason the current dev libs prevent the compilation of recent libmesa (nouveau's libs report some old version or something). Anyway until proper power management is in the driver, i dont really itch to use it.

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        • #19
          Thank you, that was very well put. I personally can appreciate an honest evaluation based on experience. It's refreshing to see that some people still think that way.

          EDIT: You need to have a pretty recent graphics stack all built from recent git from top to bottom of the stack to get all the cool OSS experience. It's improved tremendously in recent months. Still it doesnt have proper power management . I guess it's pending. Pending what? I give up.
          Last edited by duby229; 05-18-2013, 07:23 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by elanthis View Post
            Alternatively, throw out the OSS drivers because they don't support a 3+ year-old core feature of modern graphics hardware/API. It's all relative to what your needs are. It'd be awesome if one option covered all needs, that would be great, but as it is, one driver serves one set of users better than the other. Which driver that is depends on context.
            Yes, exactly. Throw out a perfectly good set of drivers, which run virtually everything ever created for the Linux platform because they don't support a gaming feature only used in a tech demo benchmark.

            That's the reasonable thing to do. If you mentioned dynamic powersaving, I'd follow you, but tesselation?

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