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AMD Radeon Catalyst Benchmarks On SteamOS

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Published on 19 December 2013 04:33 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Here's some quick dual AMD Radeon graphics card tests with the Catalyst driver of Valve's SteamOS beta.

Originally I had planned to do AMD Radeon benchmarks with the Catalyst binary driver similar to the seven-way NVIDIA SteamOS graphics cards benchmarks and the SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 performance comparison. However, only with limited time before leaving the US for a few weeks on Monday, I wasn't able to complete the AMD tests in full.

I had discovered last weekend AMD GPUs do work with Catalyst on SteamOS, contrary to what's listed as hardware requirements by Valve, but only had time to run two graphics card tests on SteamOS. The rest of the tests will happen in mid-January when I'm back in my office and will be using the latest SteamOS packages at the time.

However, for those anxious to see some AMD SteamOS numbers or wish to run their own OpenGL performance comparison with the Phoronix Test Suite, I uploaded my initial SteamOS AMD benchmark results with the packaged Catalyst 13.11 beta driver to 1312155-SO-STEAMOSCA41. The initial results were from a Radeon HD 6770 and Radeon HD 6950 graphics card.

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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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