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  • xeekei
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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    About 40 fps, 30 fps in the most difficult scenes. The framerate wasn't particularly high but it was quite smooth and a more than enjoyable experience overall.
    That's better than I expected. What card?

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  • darkbasic
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    About 40 fps, 30 fps in the most difficult scenes. The framerate wasn't particularly high but it was quite smooth and a more than enjoyable experience overall.

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  • xeekei
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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    It depends: I played Metro 2033 Last Light @2560x1600 with Maxed out settings with radeonsi.
    Why would you leave the framerate out? It's kind of important. I doubt you get anywhere near 60 FPS even with the best performing RadeonSI card.

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  • mmstick
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    Originally posted by verde View Post
    Gallium3D drivers are simply not acceptable for gaming. I feel lucky that my desktop hardware is nVidia with PROPER support. At my HTPC (Ati 2600 GPU) I ended up with Windows to revive my GPU potential.
    I feel lucky that all of my desktops and laptops have AMD hardware with PROPER open source driver support. The open source drivers do pretty well for gaming, but at the same time not everyone wants to play games on their systems.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by verde View Post
    I am not talking about Humble Indie Bundle. And expressing your experience doesn't make you "act like you own" something.
    But you were not - you said you cold not game on Gallium3D, which is clearly not the case unless gaming only applies to your strict narrow view. If that is the case, you do feel that you own it.

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  • darkbasic
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    Originally posted by verde View Post
    Gallium3D drivers are simply not acceptable for gaming.
    It depends: I played Metro 2033 Last Light @2560x1600 with Maxed out settings with radeonsi.

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  • justmy2cents
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    For people that want to see just how the performance compares against Catalyst...
    and this is what you said few articles back... NOT READY! http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20809 so... i doubt anyone was interested in seeing this and this was just pointless waste of time

    if you do catalyst comparison you should at least use card that works as it should. then include non working ones as it will give better grasp of current situation and what to buy

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  • verde
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    So I am not supposed to be gaming with a Gallium3D driver on an old R700 GPU then?

    Because I am, and it works. Gaming covers a lot. Do not act like you own it.
    I am not talking about Humble Indie Bundle. And expressing your experience doesn't make you "act like you own" something.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by verde View Post
    Gallium3D drivers are simply not acceptable for gaming.
    So I am not supposed to be gaming with a Gallium3D driver on an old R700 GPU then?

    Because I am, and it works. Gaming covers a lot. Do not act like you own it.

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  • verde
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    Gallium3D drivers are simply not acceptable for gaming. I feel lucky that my desktop hardware is nVidia with PROPER support. At my HTPC (Ati 2600 GPU) I ended up with Windows to revive my GPU potential.

    Leave a comment:

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