Phoronix: AMD Radeon HD 8670D: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst
This morning there were the RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. AMD Catalyst Linux benchmarks for the high-end Radeon HD 7850/7950 "Southern Islands" graphics cards. While the new Southern Islands GPUs understandingly have a long way to catch up on their new open-source Linux Gallium3D driver compared to Catalyst, how is the AMD Radeon HD 8670D "Richland" APU performance between the open and closed-source drivers? Here are some benchmarks.
Doesn't make sense to do benchmarking of these cards while their most apparent and prominent performance bottleneck is being alleviated in a version that is +1 of the current one.
Will be nice to compare differences though...
Especially considering he's also using ram that is HALF of the rated stock speed for these chips. What little meaningless data he does get using the old kernel is further thrown off by having the GPU be constantly starved for data from memory.