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AMD Radeon Gallium3D Catches Up To Catalyst For Some Linux Games

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 January 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
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Furmark continues to be torturous to the open-source driver stack while in GpuTest's Plot3D the performance is running quite close to the Catalyst driver on Mesa 10.1-devel.

Overall, these numbers are quite good for the open-source R600 Gallium3D driver, but again this is for hardware that's already been on the market for several years. With the Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards and newer on the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, yesterday's results showed the performance is improving but still has a long ways to go. Users of the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver are also still waiting on open-source OpenCL support to be in a good, working manner, OpenGL 4.x support, and a variety of other smaller work items found in Catalyst but not in the open-source driver.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's big Linux graphics card comparison and other articles.

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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