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  • #21
    dota2

    i tried playing dota2 on linux. it's basically unplayable on radeon 7850 even with the binary drivers.

    it's also extremely slow to start. but it's just too laggy, and cumbersome. smooth on windows.

    i actually found the desktop very slow when i first tried the new ubuntu, as it was using open source drivers. but the desktop is "okay" with binary drivers. it's kind of slow to search for terminal and stuff, but as soon as i went to my normal desktop window manager it goes faster than windows, but that doesn't seem to work well with steam. (something about the way steam does it's full screen stuff)

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    • #22
      Originally posted by mercutio View Post
      i tried playing dota2 on linux. it's basically unplayable on radeon 7850 even with the binary drivers.

      it's also extremely slow to start. but it's just too laggy, and cumbersome. smooth on windows.

      i actually found the desktop very slow when i first tried the new ubuntu, as it was using open source drivers. but the desktop is "okay" with binary drivers. it's kind of slow to search for terminal and stuff, but as soon as i went to my normal desktop window manager it goes faster than windows, but that doesn't seem to work well with steam. (something about the way steam does it's full screen stuff)
      A 6850 here, r600g plays dota2 perfectly fine here and desktop performance is waaaaaay better with the open source driver than they are with catalyst. desktop performance on catalyst is flat out terrible.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by duby229 View Post
        A 6850 here, r600g plays dota2 perfectly fine here and desktop performance is waaaaaay better with the open source driver than they are with catalyst. desktop performance on catalyst is flat out terrible.
        interesting. i'd like to be able to play dota2 well in linux. what window manager are you using? does it load fast? i think radeon 7000 series is extra bad with the open source stuff, it didn't work at all for ages.

        i have a radeon 6450 that doesn't work with open source at all for some reason. i'd rather use open source drivers. i found radeon 6450 kind of playable if i set settings and resolution down (like 1280x720 with some settings down kind of worked, but the game doesn't work well in that resolution. windows was a lot faster.

        both monitors are 2560x1440 native which may be why radeon 6450 wasn't working with open source drivers.

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        • #24
          Too bad you are still using these not very demanding games for benchmarking. I would like to see some more demanding games used for benchmarking. Steam and Source engine are available on GNU/Linux and phoronix is still using Openarena for benchmarking, lol.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
            Too bad you are still using these not very demanding games for benchmarking. I would like to see some more demanding games used for benchmarking. Steam and Source engine are available on GNU/Linux and phoronix is still using Openarena for benchmarking, lol.
            It'd be very handy if Dota added an easy way to benchmark consistently.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by mercutio View Post
              It'd be very handy if Dota added an easy way to benchmark consistently.
              you can measure FPS in dota2, no problem. There's a -dev launch flag that adds a dev console. I'm just not sure how well it plays with Phoronix's testing suite, if at all.

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              • #27
                Well in those games catalyst may perform same as windows but in steam games I can see big differences between them. There should be some real games like cssource,csgo,dota2,trine1-2

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by dffx View Post
                  you can measure FPS in dota2, no problem. There's a -dev launch flag that adds a dev console. I'm just not sure how well it plays with Phoronix's testing suite, if at all.
                  Well, there have to be a built in benchmark run for correct measurements.
                  If you have to manually play and log the FPS big chances are that you won't
                  de exactly the same as the first round and then the results are screwed.

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                  • #29
                    who cares about xonotic and openarena..................

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                    • #30
                      Suggestion: Add wine tests

                      Not only native vs native benchmarks also native vs wine - 3 columns - would be great
                      Where we probably would watch sometimes that wine performs better than native GNU/Linux and a little bit worse than native MS WOS 8.1

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