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    Phoronix: Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D

    For those excited about the recent working Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" Gallium3D support, a number of bug-fixes were committed in recent hours to Mesa for bettering the support for those wishing to use this open-source AMD Linux driver for their ultra high-end graphics hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc1MTY

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    Great work guys! I'm glad you got to prioritize the 290 for a while to get it up and running. I'm looking forward to upgrading to the mesa driver instead of Catalyst. Hopefully the performance will be good enough to use it for Civilization V...

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    • #3
      Hopefully it works with Ubuntu 14.10. Catalyst is extreme annoying and buggy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by user82 View Post
        Hopefully it works with Ubuntu 14.10. Catalyst is extreme annoying and buggy.
        Perhaps the new name for Catalyst should be AMD Cataclysm.

        Regarding your comment, my biggest issue with Catalyst is scrolling speed and rendering in Firefox. It can take several seconds before scrolling works correctly, and it's lagging back and forth all the time. Extremely annoying.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by user82 View Post
          Hopefully it works with Ubuntu 14.10. Catalyst is extreme annoying and buggy.
          Probably not. 3.17 won't be released before Ubuntu 14.10 comes out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
            Great work guys! I'm glad you got to prioritize the 290 for a while to get it up and running. I'm looking forward to upgrading to the mesa driver instead of Catalyst. Hopefully the performance will be good enough to use it for Civilization V...
            Civ5 already works and is quite playable (ok, a new game, but I'm pretty sure it'll be ok). Of course you only get dx9-style graphics ... which seems just halfheartedly implemented in comparison to the dx10/11 version.
            I also had some problems with my multi-screen setup, but nothing too bad ;-)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
              Great work guys! I'm glad you got to prioritize the 290 for a while to get it up and running. I'm looking forward to upgrading to the mesa driver instead of Catalyst. Hopefully the performance will be good enough to use it for Civilization V...
              Runs fine for me on a 7870. You just have to disable the leader scenes and deal with a glitch in the Civ5 engine that uses undefined negative inverse behavior that makes all the soft particles look broken.

              Performance wise I think I'm getting a consistent 30 - 60 fps unless a lot of shit is going on or its a big game on radeonSI.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zanny View Post
                Runs fine for me on a 7870. You just have to disable the leader scenes and deal with a glitch in the Civ5 engine that uses undefined negative inverse behavior that makes all the soft particles look broken.

                Performance wise I think I'm getting a consistent 30 - 60 fps unless a lot of shit is going on or its a big game on radeonSI.
                Sounds promising! I haven't measured the framerate on my 290 + Cataclysm, but I'm kind of disappointed with the performance. It lags pretty consistently when you start getting 40 units and 20 cities...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
                  Sounds promising! I haven't measured the framerate on my 290 + Cataclysm, but I'm kind of disappointed with the performance. It lags pretty consistently when you start getting 40 units and 20 cities...
                  I'm in a similar boat. I can either get nasty jitter in Garry's Mod, or have FPS that's almost useless to play in. And this ain't no ordinary jitter, whatever key I am pressing when the jitter hits gets stuck until I press it again. So many suicides because I couldn't walk to the right for a few seconds.

                  So:
                  a) Game breaking jitter
                  OR
                  b) Game breaking fps

                  Decisions, decisions.

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                  Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
                  Perhaps the new name for Catalyst should be AMD Cataclysm.

                  Regarding your comment, my biggest issue with Catalyst is scrolling speed and rendering in Firefox. It can take several seconds before scrolling works correctly, and it's lagging back and forth all the time. Extremely annoying.
                  Can confirm, the scrolling issue is not fun. Chromium seems to work nicely for the most part.
                  Last edited by profoundWHALE; 07-30-2014, 05:58 PM.

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