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OpenBenchmarking.org

Radeon Gardenshed DRM + Gallium3D Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 27 May 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 6 of 6 - 34 Comments

There's really no change compared to our previous round of open-source Radeon DRM + Gallium3D vs. Catalyst driver testing... Most users interested in playing any sort of semi-intense OpenGL game will certainly be best off with the Catalyst driver for the near future.

If taking a geometric mean of all the frame-rates for each of the tests, from the OpenBenchmarking.org result file, it clearly shows the Catalyst driver is still many times faster overall.

If then condensing the results from the four Radeon HD 4000/5000 series graphics cards, the AMD Catalyst 11.4 Linux driver is about 7.76x faster than the latest open-source Radeon Linux driver code as of yesterday.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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