AMD Dropping R300-R500 Support In Catalyst Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 5 March 2009. Page 8 of 10. 365 Comments

Our final QGears2 test was with the image scaling test while still using its X Render back-end. The xf86-video-ati driver was once again in first place. At image scaling, the open-source ATI driver was about 13% faster.

Considering the importance of X Render and 2D acceleration for the Linux desktop, we continued to look at its performance with the JXRenderMark test. The open-source ATI driver continued to remain in front of the Catalyst driver when it came to simple 128x128px rects.

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