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An Optimized Open-Source Driver Tries To Compete With AMD Catalyst

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  • Pontostroy
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    Nice, results are very close to my.
    http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1...BY-R600LLVM811
    hd6700
    Lightsmark 151 vs 178
    Nexuiz 88 vs 101
    Openarena 62 vs 77

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  • ChrisXY
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    Originally posted by Temar View Post
    I can't see where the optimized open source driver is trying to compete with the catalyst. The binary blob is still miles ahead.
    Yes, but if it has 60+ FPS for the applications you need competing (optimizing remaining "bottlenecks") is kind of pointless. That's competing enaugh for me.

    Originally posted by Temar View Post
    Video acceleration is also still a problem with the open source drivers. If at least that would work, the open source driver would be suitable for HTPCs.
    It would be definitely very good if it was supported for more video codecs, but what CPU does your HTPC have and what quality of videos do you want to play?

    Originally posted by Temar View Post
    In the current state however it is pretty much useless, except for desktop effects.
    Except for Playing Portal 2 in wine or all of the games in the humble bundles.

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  • devius
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    Wow... that white text on cyan background is an all-time low readability record for Phoronix... what's up with the CGA colors?

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  • curaga
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    BTW, was the power profile default or high?

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  • curaga
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    The low-end results (6450, 4550) are really sad. Not only is catalyst 4-6x the speed, the tweaks also have little to no effect.

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  • Ansla
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    What was the problem with 3650? I own one of those and it works fine for me with both mesa-8.0 and latest git. And you can imagine I was most interested in the results for that card, as I can compare them with my own system.

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  • enrico.tagliavini
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    I wonder if enabling S3TC might improve the performance of the radeon driver. Well this can be an idea for the next article

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  • 89c51
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    Originally posted by DanL View Post
    Yeah, I really don't need more 3D performance and I'm so tired of waiting for Gallium3D VDPAU, especially when it's being held up for legal reasons and may never be released. I think I'm just going to swap my RadeonHD 4550 with a GeForce 8400GS from another computer. Problem solved..
    I think you mean UVD (and proper PM) is held back due to legal reasons. The state tracker is not ready yet because there are not many people working on it AFAIK.

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  • DanL
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    Originally posted by Temar View Post
    Video acceleration is also still a problem with the open source drivers. If at least that would work, the open source driver would be suitable for HTPCs.
    Yeah, I really don't need more 3D performance and I'm so tired of waiting for Gallium3D VDPAU, especially when it's being held up for legal reasons and may never be released. I think I'm just going to swap my RadeonHD 4550 with a GeForce 8400GS from another computer. Problem solved..

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  • Temar
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    I can't see where the optimized open source driver is trying to compete with the catalyst. The binary blob is still miles ahead.

    Video acceleration is also still a problem with the open source drivers. If at least that would work, the open source driver would be suitable for HTPCs. In the current state however it is pretty much useless, except for desktop effects.

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