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

The Rate of ATI Gallium3D Changes Is Impressive

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 June 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 3 - 14 Comments

Last week prior to heading over to Germany for LinuxTag, I had ran a new set of ATI R500 Gallium3D benchmarks with an ATI Radeon X1950PRO graphics card and comparing the latest Mesa/Gallium3D graphics driver performance in the Mesa 7.9-devel Git code with both the Gallium3D and classic Mesa DRI drivers to the older Mesa stack found in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The ATI "R300g" driver as its known continues to advance, and over the past week this driver has pushed forward even more. Here is another set of ATI Gallium3D tests.

Over the past week and a half there has been a number of code commits targeting the R300g driver. Much of this R300g work continues to be done by Marek Olšák and Corbin Simpson. These commit changes range from fixing bugs to more MSAA (multi-sampling anti-aliasing) setup, introducing an API for building command buffers, rewritten occlusion queries, fallbacks for a few functions, addressing a memory leak, and various other issues addressed. In total there has been about 50 commits specific to this ATI Gallium3D driver for ATI R300/400/500 ASICs over the past ten days.

With the occlusion queries rewrite, Marek even said in his Git commit message, "This fixes flickering in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. The driver now renders everything correctly in this game and the graphics is awesome." With the newest Phoronix testing of the R300g driver with the Git code as of the morning of 2010-06-17, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars does successfully start-up and most of the game's menu system works fine except for the background and the text drop shadows. However, when attempting to start any time-demo or try to get into the gameplay, the ET:QW demo would produce a segmentation fault.

This most recent testing is an extension of our results done on the same system as the Gallium3D tests from earlier this month. Again, this system was based around an Intel Core i3 530 processor clocked at 3.32GHz, an ECS H55H-M motherboard, 2GB of DDR3 system memory, a 64GB OCZ Vertex SSD, and an ATI Radeon X1950PRO (RV570) graphics card. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was the basis of this system and with our new tests (labeled "Mid-June Gallium3D" in the test results) was the Gallium v0.4 R300g driver as found in the Mesa 7.9-devel code on Git as of 2010-06-17.

Download our latest pass4sure 70-528 training materials as well as 642-165 e-papers. Also build foundational knowledge for next 350-040 exam.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  3. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  4. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
Latest Linux Articles
  1. RunAbove: A POWER8 Compute Cloud With Offerings Up To 176 Threads
  2. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  3. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
  4. Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. Fedora 21 Beta & Final Release Slip Further
  2. Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes
  3. RadeonSI/R600g HyperZ Support Gets Turned Back On
  4. openSUSE Factory & Tumbleweed Are Merging
  5. More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
  6. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
  7. Coreboot Now Has Support For Intel Broadwell Hardware
  8. Enlightenment's EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support
  9. GTK+ Lands Experimental Backend For Mir Display Server
  10. Ubuntu 14.10 Officially Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  4. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code:
  5. Advertisements On Phoronix
  6. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  7. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  8. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed