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. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  2. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  3. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
  4. AMD's Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. Qt 5.4 Planned For Release On 9 December
  2. Meizu's Ubuntu Phone Not Expected Until Early Next Year
  3. DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics
  4. Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU
  5. QEMU 2.2-rc3 Released, Final Release Pushed Back By Couple Days
  6. 64-bit ARM FreeBSD Support Is Taking Shape
  7. GCW Zero Starts Seeing New Game Releases
  8. Intel's Cherry Trail Delayed To Next Year
  9. Bq Introduces More Android Devices, But Still No Ubuntu Phones
  10. Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Expected Later This Week
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Hurrican SDL Port
  3. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  4. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  5. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  6. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  7. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control