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

Is AMD's New 2D Acceleration Architecture Still Slow?

Michael Larabel

Published on 20 June 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 4 - 38 Comments

Beginning with the QGears2 Gears test using the X Render back-end, the proprietary Catalyst 10.4 driver is faster than the open-source ATI driver stack with the Radeon HD 4650, but it is slower with the new ATI 2D Acceleration Architecture. The frame-rate in this synthetic 2D test actually dropped by 20% with this newest ATI Catalyst Linux driver.

With the text test, the open-source ATI driver stack absolutely slaughters the performance of the proprietary Catalyst driver regardless of their new or old 2D acceleration paths. With the Catalyst 10.6 driver, however, the measured frame-rate drops by 40% compared to the Catalyst 10.4 release.

The X Render performance drops again with Catalyst 10.6 when compared to Catalyst 10.4, but in this image scaling test it still puts its numbers ahead of the open-source ATI Linux driver in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Trying The Configurable 45 Watt TDP With AMD's A10-7800 / A6-7400K
  2. Sumo's Omni Gets Reloaded
  3. AMD A10-7800 & A6-7400K APUs Run Great On Linux
  4. Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against AMD's Catalyst Driver
Latest Linux Articles
  1. CPUFreq Scaling Tests With AMD's Kaveri On Linux 3.16
  2. Enabling HyperZ Is Still An Easy Way For Faster RadeonSI Performance
  3. AMD Kaveri: Catalyst vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D On Linux
  4. Linux OpenCL Performance With The Newest AMD & NVIDIA Drivers
Latest Linux News
  1. Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT
  2. Mesa 10.2.6 Has Plenty Of OpenGL Driver Bug Fixes
  3. Wasteland 2 Gets An Official Release Date
  4. Dead Island For Linux Appears Imminent
  5. LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon
  6. Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite
  7. Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 Shafts Linux Gamers
  8. Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday
  9. New VM Software Claims To Be 4.5x Faster Than QEMU
  10. Kpatch Gets Exposure This Week, kGraft Misses Out
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Dead Island for Linux (?)
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. AMD Offers Mantle For OpenGL-Next, Pushes Mantle To Workstations
  4. The dangers of Linux kernel development
  5. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  6. OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features
  7. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS
  8. Builder: A New Development IDE Being Built For GNOME