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  • phoronix
    started a topic AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers

    AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers

    Phoronix: AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers

    After yesterday delivering the first open-source benchmarks of the Radeon R9 290, here's the open-source driver (RadeonSI Gallium3D) vs. closed-source driver (Catalyst) Linux OpenGL benchmarks for this high-end AMD Hawaii graphics card.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20810

  • twriter
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    Originally posted by Mike Frett View Post
    I'm on Xubuntu 14.04 right now with the oibaf PPA and have issues with lingering images on the desktop. It was actually present with the default driver as well on a 6670 Card. I've also ran into issues while recording videos with my old TV Wonder where recorded videos with mtvcgui play way too fast. All of this worked in 12.04. It's all too complex for me to resolve, you guys have any ideas?
    Can you post a screenshot or picture showing the issue? Even better, file a bug on the freedesktop.org bugzilla.

    Tim

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  • darkbasic
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    Originally posted by xeekei View Post
    that's better than i expected. What card?
    hd7950

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  • Mike Frett
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    14.04

    I'm on Xubuntu 14.04 right now with the oibaf PPA and have issues with lingering images on the desktop. It was actually present with the default driver as well on a 6670 Card. I've also ran into issues while recording videos with my old TV Wonder where recorded videos with mtvcgui play way too fast. All of this worked in 12.04. It's all too complex for me to resolve, you guys have any ideas?

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  • przemoli
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    Originally posted by xeekei View Post
    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.
    Framerates are bogus.

    For one thing they do not scale linearly with GPU performance (and I mean it literarly! If GPU do given frame 10ms faster for X driver, You CAN NOT say how much more FPS it will have compared to driver Y)
    For other it corelate POORLY with SMOOTHNESS (Here better are sums of x% of slowest frames per minute, and other such that focus on MAX, instead of AVR.)

    Frames are bogomips of GPU

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  • Prescience500
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    I can barely get semi-new games to play on my computer on the lowest settings, even though I'm using the proprietary driver. I don't wanna know how slow it would be with the mesa driver...granted I have an old, low end on-board chip. I'm sure if you have one of the newer and faster cards, then games would play fairly well with mesa. I'm hoping that when I buy a new computer and graphics card in another couple years AMD's mesa drivers will be feature complete and focusing on performance optimizations.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Not to sound too conceited, but is nice to come back to a thread and see everyone is making my point for me.

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by verde View Post
    Its obvious that I can't change your opinion about how I feel. You know better.
    There's a pretty big difference between these 3 statements.

    Gallium3D drivers are simply not acceptable for gaming.
    Gallium3D drivers are simply not acceptable for gaming on some card/game combinations.
    Gallium3D drivers are simply not acceptable for gaming for my use.
    That's what people are commenting on, you said the 1st when the truth is clearly one of the 2nd or 3rd.

    Maybe you aren't a native english speaker - in that case, i will tell you that the 1st statement comes across as very agressive and sounds like you are speaking for everyone and the entire gaming scene.

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  • geearf
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    Originally posted by verde View Post
    Its obvious that I can't change your opinion about how I feel. You know better.
    What he means is that you wrote it as a fact, not as your opinion.
    (in the same way that saying "This is bad" vs "I don't like it")

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  • verde
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    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.
    Its obvious that I can't change your opinion about how I feel. You know better.

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