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Linux 3.12 Brings Big AMD Radeon Improvements

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 October 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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GpuTest was rare in that it exhibited no performance improvements for the Radeon DRM driver on the Linux 3.12 kernel. While GpuTest was unaffected, the real-world OpenGL games tested saw very nice performance improvements that were generally double-digit gains. After seeing these Radeon improvements, a new Catalyst vs. Gallium3D comparison is commencing this weekend from Linux 3.12 and Mesa 10.0 Git this weekend.

The official Linux 3.12 kernel will be out in a few weeks with the Radeon DRM improvements plus a lot of other new features.

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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