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

11-Way AMD Radeon GPU Comparison On Linux 3.12, Mesa 9.3

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 September 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 7 - 40 Comments

After last week delivering new AMD Radeon HD 7000 Gallium3D benchmarks from the Mesa 9.3 development driver and the Linux 3.12 Git kernel, up today is a much larger open-source AMD Radeon graphics comparison using the latest code that's yet to be officially released. From the Linux 3.12 kernel and Mesa 9.3-devel, eleven different AMD Radeon graphics cards spanning multiple generations were compared with the latest open-source Linux graphics driver code.

This 11-way comparison happened from the Linux 3.12-rc1 kernel with Radeon DPM (Dynamic Power Management) being enabled, xf86-video-ati 7.2.99, and Mesa 9.3-devel git-a1b6e69 while the rest of the stack was running Ubuntu 13.04 with the Xfce 4.10 desktop. Swap buffers wait, as always, was disabled within the Radeon DDX during testing. Aside from enabling Radeon DPM on Linux 3.12, it was a rather stock setup similar to most Linux desktop users will experience when running these new Linux desktop packages.

The graphics cards being tested today included the:

- AMD Radeon HD 4550
- AMD Radeon HD 4830
- AMD Radeon HD 4850
- AMD Radeon HD 4890
- AMD Radeon HD 5450
- AMD Radeon HD 5830
- AMD Radeon HD 6450
- AMD Radeon HD 6570
- AMD Radeon HD 6770
- AMD Radeon HD 6950
- AMD Radeon HD 7850

The selection of graphics cards used was mostly around having a diverse selection of modern GPUs, based upon our hardware availability, and not having many HD 7000 series graphics cards plus the fact that the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is very buggy. All software and system settings remained the same throughout testing aside from swapping out the different GPUs. All benchmarking was handled via the Phoronix Test Suite.

There's the rundown of all the system software/hardware details once more. You can compare your own system's performance against the results in this article with the Phoronix Test Suite by running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1309196-SO-LINUX312M56 to run your own fully-automated Linux OpenGL performance comparison.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. Mesa 10.5 Release Brings Skylake Support, NIR IR
  2. Intel Has More Graphics Driver Code Ready For Linux 4.1
  3. Fedora 22 Alpha Will Be Released Next Tuesday
  4. KDE Makes More Progress On HiDPI Support
  5. QuIC Continues Contributing To Open-Source MDP DRM/KMS Driver
  6. Reported Steam Linux Usage Battles To Stay Above 1.0%
  7. Benchmarks Of The $129 8-Core 64-bit ARM Development Board
  8. Wine 1.7.38 Supports Themed Scrollbars, Updated Mono Engine
  9. Siemens Commits New Motherboard Support To Coreboot
  10. Nuntius: Delivering Android Notifications To The GNOME Desktop
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  2. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  3. Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games
  4. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler
  5. Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games
  6. Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action
  7. Mozilla Thunderbird Adoption Climbs, Thunderbird 38 In May
  8. VLC 2.2 "Weathermax" Brings Better VP9 & H.265 Support