Will you be upgrading to the Linux 3.13 kernel when it's released if you're an open-source AMD user? Or are you already running a Git snapshot? From a performance perspective, it's very worthwhile to install the new Linux kernel. Open-source AMD Linux users can also benefit from HDMI audio being enabled by default and other new/improved functionality. Let us know via the forums, Twitter, or Facebook if you will upgrade to the new kernel -- also if you have any kernel issues or questions. If you appreciate all of this Linux hardware testing done exclusively at Phoronix, please consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium or providing a PayPal tip to help the cause, at least please don't use AdBlock when browsing the site due to the tireless amounts of work I invest into this site and the community.
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 Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.