I don't think it is wine bug, because fglrx, swrast, but also r200 mesa drivers all render that fine .
I must found similar but native case, maybe Doom3 in third person mode, with arb renderer and flashlight turned on .
Last edited by dungeon; 05-16-2014 at 07:58 PM.
Thanks for traing this, Michael ask for apitrace but does not say later if it is reprodicible .
-Phenom II 955 X4
-Radeon HD 5850 1 GB vRAM
-opensuse 13.1 X64
-Corsair GS 128GB SSD
-Kernel 3.13.6 (I will explain later why...)
-Latest Xorg git daily updated stack from Pontostroy's repository
The latest Catalyst 14.4 version has huge differences overall in performance for my system since the latest stable version or beta.
For 2D performance I can surely say that KDE with Kwin's 3D effects enabled feels almost as smooth as with r600g now a fact that even I couldn't believe when I discovered it! I thought I hadn't install catalyst at first.
XvBA is still a pain cause none of the players natively supports it and you have to install xvba-video package from packman and vaapi libs in order to work through vaapi (that's the only reason I switched back to r600g driver, Kaffeine's DVB-T was crashing all the time but XBMC was working, the opposite happens with r600g and vdpau)
3D performance was much better compared both with the previous Catalyst versions and latest r600g not at the FPS measurement only but also very very improved at the lag and stuttering problems. Very obvious for all Unigine demos.
DPM works great
Tearfree does not slow my environment down
A very annoying bug thought is present in this version which isn't present at the older ones, you cannot expand the image to cover full screen with HDMI connection. The slider is absent in the latest Catalyst control center.
R600g is exactly as you described it here too but I face a huge problem... If I install anything from Kernel 3.14 and up KDE freezes upon startup and I can move only the mouse meanwhile system starts normally! This isn't the case if I have 3D effects disabled. But KDE looks and feels awful without 3D effects enabled, so I decided to install Kernel 3.13 and latest Xorg and Mesa git stack to have good video and DVB-T Tv and some acceptable 3D performance.
If someone wants to compare glamor with that please do it now .
GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Sat May 17 03:12:21 2014
GtkEntry - time: 0.03
GtkComboBox - time: 0.50
GtkComboBoxEntry - time: 0.41
GtkSpinButton - time: 0.05
GtkProgressBar - time: 0.03
GtkToggleButton - time: 0.05
GtkCheckButton - time: 0.05
GtkRadioButton - time: 0.09
GtkTextView - Add text - time: 0.28
GtkTextView - Scroll - time: 0.13
GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time: 0.62
GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time: 1.45
GtkDrawingArea - Text - time: 0.35
GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time: 0.05
Total time: 4.09
yeah about xvba in my case mostly always hard hung the GPU and fails a lot depeding the video profile(maybe is an GCN exclusive issue) and about 2D i admit they improved but mostly for desktop operations like move windows or scrolling in some apps but for example Inkscape is unbearable(blur shadows, zooming, multi layer, scrolling), qt4/5 Canvas draw performance, libreoffice scrolling in huge pages with graphics, in resume mostly the stuff that don't make it to benchmarks on the other hand radeonsi is a pleasure to work with in those cases specially since glamor boost.
about 3D performace well is good enough for the games i use (Lineage2, 0ad, Xonotic, civ5 bnw, starcraft 2 wol, etc.) so no complains here, btwi still get frame pacing and input lag with some of this games with fglrx(some otheres gots fixed tho) but for my needs i really don't need catalyst anymore for anything, ofc if you still have issues with open driver be it a non working game or a non properly supported GPU is nice that fglrx is slowly starting to improve
Just for comparison, a HD4350 on EXA:
EXA loses pretty bad in the combobox, small wins in a couple tests.GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Sat May 17 13:36:19 2014
GtkEntry - time: 0,00
GtkComboBox - time: 2,77
GtkComboBoxEntry - time: 1,34
GtkSpinButton - time: 0,16
GtkProgressBar - time: 0,29
GtkToggleButton - time: 0,23
GtkCheckButton - time: 0,07
GtkRadioButton - time: 0,10
GtkTextView - Add text - time: 0,17
GtkTextView - Scroll - time: 0,31
GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time: 0,89
GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time: 0,84
GtkDrawingArea - Text - time: 0,65
GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time: 0,17
Total time: 7,99