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    Phoronix: AMD Radeon GPUs Run Great With Linux 3.11 Kernel, Mesa 9.3-devel

    While the Linux 3.11 kernel hasn't even been officially released yet, on Phoronix we have already published a number of Radeon DPM benchmarks, the new dynamic power management code coming to the open-source driver. Early Phoronix tests of Radeon DPM have yielded performance improvements and great improvements for power/thermal use. In this article are new Linux 3.11 + Mesa Git benchmarks from a variety of AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19022

  • #2
    Something wrong with 6950 results.

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    • #3
      And with the HD6570. It should be quite a lot faster than the HD6450, having about 3 times more processing power.
      Firmware issue maybe? Or DPM issues?

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      • #4
        Much better choice of colors for the graphs this time around, nice.
        Any reason for the Radeon HD 8670D not appearing in the perf/watt charts?
        Last edited by PsynoKhi0; 08-13-2013, 05:52 AM.

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        • #5
          Sound: off

          Pulseaudio is big problem for me too. All running smooth on ALSA, but i have issues in 3D applications with Pulseaudio.
          PS: Intel Core i7 920, NVidia GTX275, 6GB RAM, SSD...

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          • #6
            Why the missing Unvanquished 2560 results?

            Also, the colors were great.

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            • #7
              Mesa is getting better

              I myself can comfortably play games just on Mesa alone using Fedora 19 and latest 3.11-rc5 kernel. I got the 6870 and it feels so good not having to deal with installing any drivers Radeon drivers have the ability to be even better than proprietary blobs it seems, with enough love of course Anyway, happy to see these benchmarks. BTW, dpm works really well though it could be a bit more dynamic and clockdown faster.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
                Much better choice of colors for the graphs this time around, nice.
                Any reason for the Radeon HD 8670D not appearing in the perf/watt charts?
                I was gonna ask about the 8670D (Richland, right?). It looks first in the first few tests and then it doesn't show anymore, I wonder if it failed to run.

                I would rather see a representative card per chipset, say 3 or 4 for GPUs, and compare Catalyst vs FLOSS. Anyways, things are looking good with 3.11 for AMD open source. For Intel Haswell, 3.10 carries most of the improvements as far as I can tell.

                Cheers!

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                • #9
                  soso it really hurts, I sit here with the cutting edge *cough* archlinux with mesa 9.1 while 9.3 tests are out.

                  pfff I dont really know who I have to blame here more, is it mesas fault for having 20 unstable-branches (normaly oyu have 1 and the rest are feature branches) never heard of release early release often, or unflexibility of archlinux folks.

                  I mean fedora hat mesa 9.2 from the beginning, my dad using it since then without problems, so I think a bit both but mostly arch linux. If you want a recent X stack arch is not the way to go.

                  Yes arch has other advantages great wiki and some packages fedora dont have.

                  So because it seems that arch linux devs are not asking themselves how stable stuff is they take what gets signed stable by upstream in blind believe that before that its garbage and with that tag it must be good enough, so when do we see we finaly 9.2 tagged as stable by the mighty gods so I can hope to see finaly after 2-3 months stable mesa 9.2 (thats the reallity despite different tagging) here in arch mesa 9.2.

                  BTW for what again is testing tree in arch? And yes I know there is AUR, but please try to build any of that mesa builds without rewriting dependencies and pray to god and compile for hours on my zacate machine its not happening, it is about factor 10 easier to compile a own kernel and get it running then replacing the X stack with its 10 billion dependencies.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                    [...] pfff I dont really know who I have to blame here more, is it mesas fault for having 20 unstable-branches (normaly oyu have 1 and the rest are feature branches) [...]
                    They have exactly one "unstable" branch. The other ones are feature or stable branches.
                    The important ones right now:
                    • master (9.3-dev): unstable.
                    • 9.2: latest stable that's currently in the rc phase. It's going to be released on Aug 22.
                    • 9.1. latest released stable


                    So your system has the latest released stable mesa installed.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                      soso it really hurts, I sit here with the cutting edge *cough* archlinux with mesa 9.1 while 9.3 tests are out.

                      pfff I dont really know who I have to blame here more, is it mesas fault for having 20 unstable-branches (normaly oyu have 1 and the rest are feature branches) never heard of release early release often, or unflexibility of archlinux folks.
                      I am running Kubuntu, with the xorg-edgers PPA (latest mesa plus drivers), I compile the kernel with a simple script that allows me to configure and produce deb packages and later installing, so I am running 3.10 which is great for my new haswell i5-4670k. I also use a Kubuntu PPA to run the lastest KDE. Things are good

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                      • #12
                        AMD Radeon GPUs Run Great With Linux 3.11 Kernel
                        Funny my Radeon HD 4770 doens't run at all since Linux kernel 3.10.

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                        • #13
                          Radeon HD 4770

                          Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
                          Funny my Radeon HD 4770 doens't run at all since Linux kernel 3.10.
                          Mine is running just fine, this is this one:

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                          #uname -a
                          Linux breches 3.10.5-031005-generic #201308040618 SMP Sun Aug 4 10:19:06 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
                          
                          #lspci -vnn
                          01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Radeon HD 4770 [RV740] [1002:94b3] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
                          	Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device [174b:1170]

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
                            Funny my Radeon HD 4770 doens't run at all since Linux kernel 3.10.
                            You might try the patch on this bug:
                            https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60674

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by droste View Post
                              • master (9.3-dev): unstable.
                              • 9.2: latest stable that's currently in the rc phase. It's going to be released on Aug 22.
                              • 9.1. latest released stable
                              which other big project does such stupid stuff? Even debian freezes only one version and then release it and then after some time they freeze another one... there are maybe several branches but basicly there are all there for freezing exactly one release at a time (stupid system also btw, and yes its a distro not comparable to a developed softare...)

                              Kernel... they stable exactly one version they have a next version but they dont call it 3.x+1 before 3.x is out. lets take wine... they dont do such stuff... wayland? hmm they release also first 1.0 before they release other 1.x stuff. is there any other example of doing such stuff?

                              I mean if it would be called mesa next I would have no problem... but get mesa 9.2 sooner in a state you can life with a release version. you can release-numbers are cheap, so you can later one for debian folks release a 9.2.1 oder 9.2.2 version.

                              Yes but ok having a garbage release-numbering isnt the main fault, the main fault is arch linux think that stable versioning from upstream is what you have to look at. there are people that release early kde versions in pre alpha state as (stable) and there are such mesa guys who think we have to be more perfekt stable than debian. So arch guys should find a point of stableness oldness they want and then use such version when its on this state...

                              even linus knows that drivers are more important and that perfekt 100 years testing of the code isnt importent so the last stuff he accepts in late rc states is driver patches mostly grafics stuff. So being here hyper-conservative on mesas site sucks.

                              its totaly unbelivable, in arch you have kernel 3.10 as first distro or so, while in fedora it came pretty late, but 200 months ago where fedora 19 came out it had integrated mesa 9.2 and was super fast and 1000% stable.

                              Again main point is arch linux guys make some stupid desitions. Sadly fedora makes me also not perfektly happe, there we have the 3rd paket dependency needed for a good amd htpc with mesa drivers. there is no package for xbmc 13 and 12 does not work at least not with some extra console magic to get xbmc 12 and the new vdpau drivers (kernel 3.10 + mesa 9.2) running.


                              You use 2 distros that are more or less blamed to be bleeding or cutting edge but important stuff is way to old on both.

                              But ok fedora is here better at least... I tend to like fedora over hyper-stable debianish arch more and more.

                              Only AUR and the wiki lets me stay also in arch at the moment. if fedoras ppa alternative gets as complete as ubuntus its the best distro right now, sadly its not.

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