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

Radeon Gallium3D MSAA Mesa 10.1 Git Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 December 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 3 - 28 Comments

It's been a while since last looking on the anti-aliasing performance of the R600 Gallium3D driver so for this article we have some fresh MSAA benchmarks of the driver from Mesa 10.1-devel and using a Cayman-based high-end AMD Radeon graphics card.

The purpose of this testing is to just provide some new benchmarks of what users of the open-source Radeon Gallium3D driver can expect when enabling Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing. MSAA can be enabled either via from the game/application itself or for easy testing purposes can be controlled on recent Mesa releases from the GALLIUM_MSAA environment variable or the functionally-identical __GL_FSAA_MODE environment variable.

In general the Mesa support for MSAA -- and anti-aliasing in general -- has lagged behind the closed-source drivers. The binary AMD / NVIDIA drivers support more forms of anti-aliasing and generally with better performance. The R600 Gallium3D driver just supports two, four, and six samples for MSAA right now. The other anti-aliasing alternative inside of Mesa is Morphological Anti-Aliasing.

The R600g MSAA benchmarks were done from an AMD A10-6800K APU setup with a Radeon HD 6950 graphics card. On the software side was Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 with the Linux 3.13 Git kernel and a recent Mesa 10.1-devel Git snapshot from the Oibaf PPA. All OpenGL MSAA benchmarking on the open-source AMD Linux driver was done -- as always -- via the Phoronix Test Suite software.

<< 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. AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D
  2. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  5. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code:
  6. Advertisements On Phoronix
  7. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  8. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs