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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    When you say "the drivers were out of the box" are you talking about Mesa 9.2 or the more recent ones ? My impression was that Mint 16 shipped with a 3.11 kernel and 9.2 Mesa but you seem to have a newer kernel as well as newer Mesa, and Mint doesn't seem to be particularly aggressive in terms of driver updates.

    The Mint Debian version (based on Debian testing) seems to have a newer kernel but it's still not obvious to me where you could be getting 10.2 Mesa from if you don't have a testing PPA enabled somehow...
    Yes. To improve performance on my Trinity APU i require at least Kernal 3.12 in order to recieve the performance improvements. Also mesa 9.2.5 is perfectly smooth and plays with no lag, with the driver set at 1.7.2.0 for x.server .. its as soon as Mesa goes beyond 10.1 that things slow down and frames don't appear in in a smooth equality timed sequence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdfblah View Post
    hyperz was disabled in 10.2, did you enable it? you have to set a environment var:
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    R600_DEBUG=hyperz
    I didnt know that, Im also not sure how to do it

    now i feel dumb..

    I could test this though if i knew..

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    Just load up and enter into a terminal before launching:
    Code:
    R600_DEBUG=hyperz
    /path/to/game/binary

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    Don't the two commands (setting the environment variable and running the app) have to be on the same line ?

    R600_DEBUG=hyperz /path/to/game/binary

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    Don't the two commands (setting the environment variable and running the app) have to be on the same line ?
    Yep

    HTML Code:
    R600_DEBUG=hyperz /path/to/game/binary
    or two line:

    HTML Code:
    export R600_DEBUG=hyperz
    /path/to/game/binary

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    Oh good

    My guess is that phill1978 will want to start with the first option, since that allows easy switching between "with" and "without' the setting...

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    For which cards is hyperz disabled by default?

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    Quote Originally Posted by siavashserver View Post
    For which cards is hyperz disabled by default?
    It is disabled for all cards which use r600 and radeonsi mesa drivers. Not sure, but only cards which have it enabled now by default are those who use r300 driver.

    r100 and r200 drivers does not have it implemented, so there is nothing to disable .
    Last edited by dungeon; 04-08-2014 at 02:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeon View Post
    It is disabled for all cards which use r600 and radeonsi mesa drivers. Not sure, but only cards which have it enabled now by default are those who use r300 driver.

    r100 and r200 drivers does not have it implemented, so there is nothing to disable .
    Is enabling hyperz supposed to give a big frame rate boost for all applications? I can't see any difference when running Unigine Heaven benchmark with hyperz being enabled/disabled. I'm using Linux kernel 3.14 and a little out dated Mesa 10.2-git on a RadeonHD4890.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siavashserver View Post
    Is enabling hyperz supposed to give a big frame rate boost for all applications? I can't see any difference when running Unigine Heaven benchmark with hyperz being enabled/disabled. I'm using Linux kernel 3.14 and a little out dated Mesa 10.2-git on a RadeonHD4890.
    Yes HYPERZ is known tehnics to boost frame rate

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/635/4

    . So it is known for ~15 years , but seems not 100% known to the opensource radeon developers to make stable implementation, so that it can deserve to be enabled by default .

    For Unigine Heaven, yes some engines may use similar tehnics so hyperz does nothing there to improve performance .

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