AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series Open-Source Driver Becomes More Competitive
Phoronix: AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series Open-Source Driver Becomes More Competitive
The "R600" Gallium3D driver that provides open-source 3D/OpenGL Linux graphics support for AMD GPUs up through the Radeon HD 6000 graphics cards is becoming increasingly competitive. The open-source AMD stack isn't yet ready to overtake the proprietary AMD Catalyst driver in terms of raw performance or OpenGL compliance, but a lot of ground has been made up in recent months.
Yes, to me this benchmark is more about the VLIW5 architecture than HD6000 cards. The title is a bit strange in this regard as all the cards benchmarked here use the same architecture as HD5000, VLIW5.
In the end, this article shows that the driver is mature for VLIW5, and that doesn't include the whole HD6000 family as HD6900 use VLIW4.