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Thread: Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver

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    Phoronix: Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver

    Earlier this month AMD rolled out a new workstation graphics card driver, which is effectively the same Catalyst driver used by the consumer-oriented Radeon graphics cards but with greater testing and certification for the ATI workstation offerings. The press release announcing this new driver was titled "Application Performance Increases By Up To 20 Percent with Latest ATI FirePro Graphics Driver," so we decided to see if this proprietary driver really lives up to its claims under Linux.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14697

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    Nice improvements but there is one problem SPECViewPerf 10 for benching unfortunately and that is that almost none of it's tests are relevant in linux anymore.

    Pro/E and CATIA are no longer supported in linux in there newest versions and Solidworks, 3DSMax, and VisMockup never have made it to linux. I'd be more interested to see the performance improvements on linux applications such as Maya, etc.

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    I'd love to see the performance of the new driver in desktop apps as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Nice improvements but there is one problem SPECViewPerf 10 for benching unfortunately and that is that almost none of it's tests are relevant in linux anymore.

    Pro/E and CATIA are no longer supported in linux in there newest versions and Solidworks, 3DSMax, and VisMockup never have made it to linux. I'd be more interested to see the performance improvements on linux applications such as Maya, etc.
    These were my first thoughts too. Why don't benchmark something that has a native linux version e.g. one of Ansys' products. You might want to pick IcemCFD or the Designmodeler (afaik it has been recently released to *nix).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HokTar View Post
    These were my first thoughts too. Why don't benchmark something that has a native linux version e.g. one of Ansys' products. You might want to pick IcemCFD or the Designmodeler (afaik it has been recently released to *nix).
    We don't have access to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    We don't have access to it.
    I'll ask around if there are any publicly available benchmarks and ping you if I find anything.

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    was there ever a linux version of 3ds max?
    would love to see a new release for linux (the last win-application i really need)

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    So these benchmark scores could just be better wine support? An opengl game benchmark might be interesting, as THAT would be news.

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