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...
Hi, r600g has had this optimization for quite a while and 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.
Originally Posted by marek
nice, but on what hardware was this tested?
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
So ehm, can this "test map" be used in PTS as a benchmark?
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.
Originally Posted by FourDMusic
Either try it yourself but stop hating other's work.
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.
Originally Posted by darkbasic
Also, the git llvm/clang/mesa are much better than the released versions that are in most distros.
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.
Originally Posted by theghost
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.