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When you say "the drivers were out of the box" are you talking about Mesa 9.2 or the more recent ones ? My impression was that Mint 16 shipped with a 3.11 kernel and 9.2 Mesa but you seem to have a newer kernel as well as newer Mesa, and Mint doesn't seem to be particularly aggressive in terms of driver updates.
The Mint Debian version (based on Debian testing) seems to have a newer kernel but it's still not obvious to me where you could be getting 10.2 Mesa from if you don't have a testing PPA enabled somehow...
Yes. To improve performance on my Trinity APU i require at least Kernal 3.12 in order to recieve the performance improvements. Also mesa 9.2.5 is perfectly smooth and plays with no lag, with the driver set at 18.104.22.168 for x.server .. its as soon as Mesa goes beyond 10.1 that things slow down and frames don't appear in in a smooth equality timed sequence.
Is enabling hyperz supposed to give a big frame rate boost for all applications? I can't see any difference when running Unigine Heaven benchmark with hyperz being enabled/disabled. I'm using Linux kernel 3.14 and a little out dated Mesa 10.2-git on a RadeonHD4890.
I added the statement on its own, it may be a co-incidence though
that one. And now i have slower performance. It would seem my FPS is capped at 50. Yet I have a 60hz monitor? GLX gears is 50 and CounterStrike fps is locked at 50fps.. this is presenting a slowed down / juddering motion as its not vsync'd properly.
could that command have caused this? if so how to i turn it off?
also how do i change my refresh? Im using cinnamon 2.0 and there isn't a refresh control option, so i changed to 1280 x 780 and that is running glxgears at 60fps .. so im thinking some of the weird performance here is that 1920 x 1080 is somehow now running at 50hz ..
such pains running FOSS and AMD, not being able to easily select refresh rates