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    Default Intel Mesa Driver Boosts Valve's Dota 2 Performance

    Phoronix: Intel Mesa Driver Boosts Valve's Dota 2 Performance

    In the latest code hitting the mainline Mesa Git tree is an Intel Mesa DRI driver improvement that can provide for significant performance improvements with Valve's popular Dota 2 online battle arena game...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5Mzc

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    Hi, r600g has had this optimization for quite a while and it will soon come to radeonsi as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marek View Post
    it will soon come to radeonsi as well.
    Nice to hear that, unfortunately after 4 years I had to switch back to fglrx: too many bugs in SI.

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    nice, but on what hardware was this tested?

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    In general nice, I welcome every performance improvement in Dota in general. Unfortunately Mesa > 9.1.x is unusable here in Dota, because it triggers https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54226 very often during a game. Luckily, with Mesa 9.1 this happens seldom. So I will stick with the 9.1 releases until a miracle will happen, which solves the bug

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    So ehm, can this "test map" be used in PTS as a benchmark?

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    8% is great, but what is the actual FPS? Going from 10 to 11 FPS is also a 10% jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourDMusic View Post
    8% is great, but what is the actual FPS? Going from 10 to 11 FPS is also a 10% jump.
    Err, did you have ever run Dota 2 ? Then you would know that it has really low requirements. You can also play it with a Sandybridge with good settings. It's also possible to play it with older Intel generations, but I recommend Windows then.

    Either try it yourself but stop hating other's work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    Nice to hear that, unfortunately after 4 years I had to switch back to fglrx: too many bugs in SI.
    That's unfortunate... I've recently been getting back into Eve, and my 7850 using radeonsi runs it just fine in Wine... Gnome-Shell is rock solid as well. If there's specific games that caused issues for you, bug reports are always welcome.

    Also, the git llvm/clang/mesa are much better than the released versions that are in most distros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theghost View Post
    Err, did you have ever run Dota 2 ? Then you would know that it has really low requirements. You can also play it with a Sandybridge with good settings. It's also possible to play it with older Intel generations, but I recommend Windows then.

    Either try it yourself but stop hating other's work.
    Dude, seriously? I wasn't hating at all. Why would you assume this? I just wanted to get some information that the article did not provide. I gave the example simply to explain that providing a simple percentage jump leaves out useful information.

    No, I have not ever run Dota 2 on an Intel integrated graphics processor because I don't have one. So I don't have that information.

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