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    Default RadeonSI Starts Beating Catalyst In Some Linux Tests

    Phoronix: RadeonSI Starts Beating Catalyst In Some Linux Tests

    While the AMD Hawaii open-source is broken, at least for older "GCN" era graphics cards supported by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver the performance is starting to match -- or even exceed -- the proprietary Catalyst Linux graphics driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY4NjE

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: RadeonSI Starts Beating Catalyst In Some Linux Tests
    [...]and also the R600 Gallium3D driver that supports the HD 2000 through HD 6000 series graphics cards and that driver is already in a mature state[...]
    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY4NjE
    What is that suppose to mean? Is that all the performance than can be obtained for the r600 driver? I hope not, because it is still far away compared to catalyst in windows, where for example, TF2 works great, but in linux with the r600 + hiperz is still not a fluent experience.
    But the improvements done so far have been great, Im not arguing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edoantonioco View Post
    What is that suppose to mean?
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+the+def...ature+software

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    Xonotic with radeonsi driver was near Catalyst even before that so current code .

    But that is not whole true because Catalyst 14.4 has a bugs in simple tasks like that, so it struggle in some Quake3 engines games like in RTCW Forest i spotted:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r30E20SU-3o

    If someone have RTCW just run Forest map, it is slugish like hell there with Catalyst .

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    Its good to see than its getting a lot better, the devs seems to be busy with it
    The question isn't meant it in that way, but your point is valid.

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    Very nice! Does anybody have a pointer on how to use Keith Packard's glamor server with the ati/radeonsi DDX? I'm still on the glamor-egl lib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrohbeck View Post
    Very nice! Does anybody have a pointer on how to use Keith Packard's glamor server with the ati/radeonsi DDX? I'm still on the glamor-egl lib.
    +1

    (10 char limit...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeon View Post
    Xonotic with radeonsi driver was near Catalyst even before that so current code .

    But that is not whole true because Catalyst 14.4 has a bugs in simple tasks like that, so it struggle in some Quake3 engines games like in RTCW Forest i spotted:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r30E20SU-3o

    If someone have RTCW just run Forest map, it is slugish like hell there with Catalyst .
    Hmmm, pts/et does not show that bug . 80% Catalyts performance, but radeon also have corruption when loading that ET benchmark .

    @jsa1983&rrohbeck

    You basically needed to compile everything . Protos, xserver then drm, ddx and llvm and mesa... and . But basics are described here:

    http://www.x.org/wiki/Building_the_X_Window_System/
    http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/BuildingX/

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    Default hm

    only better in old games

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    Quote Originally Posted by edoantonioco View Post
    What is that suppose to mean? Is that all the performance than can be obtained for the r600 driver? I hope not, because it is still far away compared to catalyst in windows, where for example, TF2 works great, but in linux with the r600 + hiperz is still not a fluent experience.
    But the improvements done so far have been great, Im not arguing that.
    With my Radeon 6370M the frame rate was higher on open source then catalyst 14.4. I ran Portal 2 and Portal and the frame rate was tolerable with Open Source. In Wine the frame rat was also higher. The frame rate is also smoother on open source. Catalyst is unplayable with frame rates jumping up and down.

    Despite how good the open source drivers are, they're still nowhere near as good as Windows. HyberZ should be enabled by default, as it works just fine for me. My other laptop with a Nvidia 9600M Gt handles these games with no problems. Drivers need a lot of tweaks.

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