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While the fglrx driver had still outperformed the open-source
solution, the results were much closer than in any of our past articles on this
subject. The Radeon X800XL 256MB with the open-source driver had performed about
12 frames on average less than the fglrx driver. However, these twelve frames
just equated to the open-source solution being almost 80% the speed of the official
driver. This is certainly an improvement for the open-source side where the performance
difference in the past was much greater.