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    Default AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests

    Last month I published some benchmarks where NVIDIA slaughtered AMD's Catalyst driver in APITest benchmarks, a set of OpenGL 4.x test cases. While these are just micro-benchmarks of modern OpenGL and designed for showing off potential solutions for problems to leading to lower driver overhead, there's been some improvements within the Catalyst 14.6 Beta on Linux. Up today are some new benchmarks of APITest using the latest AMD and NVIDIA drivers.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20726

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    Default Ha ha ha ha ha ha

    On page 1:
    Again, I can't stress enough that this suite was never meant to compare vendor to vendor, but technique to technique. For example....
    Then Michael goes on to show a bunch of benchmarks comparing vendor to vendor...


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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
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    Then Michael goes on to show a bunch of benchmarks comparing vendor to vendor...

    Because AMD PR requested new benchmarks be done from the new driver given the last "slaughtering" article given the new driver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Because AMD PR requested new benchmarks be done from the new driver given the last "slaughtering" article given the new driver...
    AMD PR was never the smartest
    are they engineers at all?

    is it architecture/hardware related?

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    I think it would have been interesting to see the difference between current and previous catalyst, to see the changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by log0 View Post
    I think it would have been interesting to see the difference between current and previous catalyst, to see the changes.
    http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...benchmark.3806

    still, Graham Sellers is usually realistic unlike most of amd pr machine. hope that future driver improvements he mentioned really work for them. well, it would be good for everyone if they did

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmy2cents View Post

    still, Graham Sellers is usually realistic unlike most of amd pr machine. hope that future driver improvements he mentioned really work for them. well, it would be good for everyone if they did
    Fully agree!

    Unfortunately he does not write on twitter anymore (... or he is on a loooong holiday).

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    Quote Originally Posted by log0 View Post
    I think it would have been interesting to see the difference between current and previous catalyst, to see the changes.
    I guess it was exactly this what AMD PR actually intended by the request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Unfortunately he does not write on twitter anymore (... or he is on a loooong holiday).
    I miss his posts about OpenGL...

    Might be he just busy with SIGGRAPH.
    Last edited by _SXX_; 07-30-2014 at 06:34 PM.

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    Does APITest also work with the open drivers ? It'd be interesting to see how they compare in such "exotic" tests against closed source stuff.

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