1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Radeon HD 2900XT Linux Game-Play

Michael Larabel

Published on 8 September 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 2 - 12 Comments

All week we have talked about the performance of the 8.41 display driver and the performance on various ATI graphics cards from the R300 series to the latest R600 graphics card. In some of these articles, we have briefly commented on the image quality, but in this article we will be looking exclusively at the image quality while gaming with the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB under Linux.

For Linux-native games, the most graphics-intensive title is currently Quake 4. However, that soon will be overcome by Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Unreal Tournament 3. Both of these games will be able to take advantage of the latest and greatest graphics rendering capabilities in NVIDIA's GeForce 8 and ATI's Radeon HD 2000 series. While neither of these games are officially released, a private Linux beta is available for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, which is what we had used as the basis for these graphics tests. The Radeon HD 2900XT was used in the system we previously used for our R600 testing, which included dual Intel Xeon quad-core processors, 4GB of FB-DIMM DDR2 RAM, and Fedora 7 with the Linux 2.6.22.4 kernel. For the graphics driver, we had used the 8.41 release.

Immediately upon launching the ET: Quake Wars Linux on the Radeon HD 2900XT we immediately tried out the maximum system settings for our setup. These graphical settings consisted of all image quality settings at their maximum levels, a resolution of 1680 x 1050 for our LCD monitor, vertical sync enabled, and soft particles enabled. For Linux users, a Radeon HD 2000 or GeForce 8 series graphics card will be needed for proper soft particles support. Unfortunately, as the 8.41 driver does not support anti-aliasing (AA) or anisotropic filtering (AF) on the R600 series, we were unable to use either in this article.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD Launches New FX CPUs, Cuts Prices On Existing Processors
  2. Preview: AMD's FX-9590 Eight-Core At Up To 5.0GHz On Linux
  3. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  4. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17
  2. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  3. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
  4. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
Latest Linux News
  1. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  2. The Features To Find With The Imminent Release Of LLVM/Clang 3.5
  3. Borderlands 2 Is Coming To Linux
  4. The Witcher 2 Ups The Performance More & Works Around Catalyst Bug
  5. Running Gallium3D's LLVMpipe On The Eight-Core 5GHz CPU
  6. Trying Intel OpenCL On Linux For Video Encoding
  7. GSoC 2014 Yielded Some Improvements For Mesa/X.Org This Year
  8. webOS Lives On As LuneOS With New Release
  9. Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements
  10. Mozilla Firefox 32 Surfaces With HTML5, Developer Changes
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  2. nv and xorg.conf under Debian PPC
  3. AMD graphics doesn't work with AMD Catalyst drivers
  4. Best Radeon for a Power Mac G5?
  5. The dangers of Linux kernel development
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  8. SSD seems slow