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  • Benchmarks Of The Open-Source Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Drivers, 11 Years On

    Phoronix: Benchmarks Of The Open-Source Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Drivers, 11 Years On

    In celebrating 11 years since starting Phoronix to cover the Linux hardware scene, here's some fresh benchmarks of the open-source Intel / AMD / NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers. Various GPUs were tested atop Ubuntu when moving to Git with the Linux 4.1 kernel, Mesa 10.7-devel, and LLVM 3.7 SVN.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=21743

  • #2
    With Mesa 10.7-devel, all of the GPUs tested on Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D encountered the window borders/decorations not rendering correctly under Unity 7 + Compiz on Ubuntu 15.04.
    That happens for some users with nvidia and intel driver too:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...z/+bug/1292830

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    • #3
      I hope still thats only about some basic level. It would be great if Redhat would at least pay as much radeon developers than nouvou developers. One driver that can replace for all consumers (also gamers) the bad amd proprietary blob would be a good thing. I also find that the linux community sends a horrible message to hardware vendors, if you dont support linux they pay you developers if you invest money for better linux support you get a wet hand shake...

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      • #4
        Typo? "it's an incredibly large task without support or technical documentation from Nouveau" -> from nvidia?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stqn View Post
          Typo? "it's an incredibly large task without support or technical documentation from Nouveau" -> from nvidia?
          nvidia is a driver, someone might think "without help from a binary driver" For company it is nVidia, Nvidia or nVIDIA.

          But Nouveau is also fine as that company does not listen anyway
          Last edited by dungeon; 06-05-2015, 03:08 PM.

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          • #6
            Nice testing and shows how far the open source drivers have come. Including some Radeon X and X1 series samples as well, maybe even a 9700/9800 Pro (if an AGP board is available) would have been nice. Just for old times' sake...

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            • #7
              It’s not possible anymore to block users in this new version of the forum?

              BTW this forum is broken, it deletes non-ascii characters from posts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eydee View Post
                maybe even a 9700/9800 Pro (if an AGP board is available) would have been nice. Just for old times' sake...
                Yeah those cards even if best supported can't run one single benchmark mentioned in this article... let alone that those can't run Unity

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                • #9
                  I'm using that very same combination - kernel 4.1, mesa 10.7 and llvm 3.7 on my 290x. Performance is not bad compared to the proprietary driver, maybe even better (though light years behind Windows). However I do get graphical glitches in the Witcher 2 and Cities: Skylines (improper texture rendering) and stutter in Borderlands 2. The improvements of the open source driver are undeniable but the road it has to go before it closes on Windows performance is very long. It mostly goes to show we are not going to see viable AMD based Steam Machines any time soon, if ever.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                    For company it is nVidia, Nvidia or nVIDIA.
                    No, it's NVIDIA or NVIDIA Corporation: http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php

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