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

ATI's 2D Performance With X.Org Server 1.9

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 August 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 4 - 7 Comments

With the imminent release of X.Org Server 1.9, last week we delivered benchmarks of Intel's 2D driver performance with X.Org Server 1.9. In those tests we found Intel's UXA (UMA Acceleration Architecture) performance only changed a bit -- for either better or worse -- with the updated X Server, but today we are looking at the 2D EXA performance using ATI Radeon hardware using this soon-to-be-released X Server.

The system we used for this ATI X Server 1.9 testing was a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 notebook with an Intel Core Duo T2400 processor, 1GB of system memory, an 80GB Hitachi HTS541080G9SA00 SATA HDD, and an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 128MB graphics processor. We tested an Ubuntu 10.10 snapshot with the Linux 2.6.35 i686 kernel, xf86-video-ati 6.13.1, GCC 4.4.5, EXT4, and the X.Org Server 1.8.1.902 (1.8.2 RC2) and X.Org Server 1.8.99.905 (1.9.0 RC5) were tested.

The 2D tests used in this article were powered by the Phoronix Test Suite and included JXRenderMark, QGears2, GtkPerf, x11perf, Render Bench, and MPlayer when using the X-Video extension.

Starting with JXRenderMark and the simple 32x32 blit test, switching to the newer xorg-server 1.9 resulted in a serious performance regression with the switching from X Server 1.8.2 RC2 to 1.9.0 RC5 resulting in the number of operations per second dropping from over 48,000 to less than 7,500, or an 85% drop in performance.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  2. SilverStone Precision PS10
  3. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
  4. Nouveau Re-Clocking Is Way Faster, Shows Much Progress For Open-Source NVIDIA
Latest Linux Articles
  1. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  2. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  3. Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0
  4. Linux 3.16 File-System Tests On A Hard Drive
Latest Linux News
  1. GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year
  2. PHP5's Successor Might Be PHP7
  3. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  4. AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux
  5. GStreamer 1.4.0 Released; OpenGL Improvements, New Features
  6. New Intel GLAMOR Code Is Taking Shape & Running Fast
  7. LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date
  8. EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router
  9. Linux 3.16-rc6 Kernel Released
  10. It's Now Made Easier Porting Jolla's Sailfish OS To New Android Phones
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  2. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  3. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  6. KDE Plasma 5 Officially Released
  7. Vote For GOG To Make Galaxy Open Source
  8. TSC Problem on Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 (rev 1.1)