Nouveau vs. Radeon 2D Graphics Performance
Phoronix: Nouveau vs. Radeon 2D Graphics Performance
Earlier today were the results from a 9-Way Low-End NVIDIA/AMD GPU Comparison On Open-Source Drivers using the open-source Radeon and Nouveau Gallium3D drivers. For those more concerned about the 2D Linux desktop performance, here are some results for reference...
Basically, radeon is faster than nouveau except for drawing circles.
Circles are stupid.
Originally Posted by Ibidem
Perhaps in this three-dimensional land. However, this was a 2D graphics test. And, as everyone knows, circles are the smartest beings of Flatland. So I guess Nouveau is working smartly.
Originally Posted by smitty3268
Seriously, though, Radeon's official AMD support has been paying off drastically lately, hasn't it? Especially for evergreen and older hardware.