RadeonSI With OpenGL 4 Showing Nice Performance Against Catalyst

Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 22 August 2015 at 10:15 AM EDT. 52 Comments
Phoronix reader and forum contributor "Darkbasic" has shared some benchmarks with us that he's done atop the bleeding-edge AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D stack.

He used a Gentoo Linux system with the 4.2.0-rc6 kernel, KDE Frameworks 5, X.Org Server 1.17.99, Mesa 11.0-devel with LLVM 3.7 yielding OpenGL 4.1 for this open-source driver. His system was an older Intel Core i7 3770K CPU while having a Radeon HD 7950 graphics card.

Using the Phoronix Test Suite he compared the performance of his HD 7950 with RadeonSI Git to the results this week of the GeForce GTX 950 Linux review that on the AMD side had the Catalyst results for the R9 290, R9 285, and R7 370.

For BioShock Infinite, DiRT Showdown, and other games, the results were fairly competitive with the other AMD cards I tested on the faster system running Catalyst.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Linux Benchmarks

You can see his select results via LinuxSystems.it. The actual OpenBenchmarking.org result file with all of the test runs plus all of the system information can be found via 1508221-DARK-150820101 -- or if you want to benchmark your own Linux system against it
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