AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As Catalyst

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 30 November 2013 at 03:55 PM EST.
Radeon AMD A10-6800K APU Ubuntu Linux
Radeon AMD A10-6800K APU Ubuntu Linux

While not as fast as Catalyst, the Linux 3.13 + Mesa Git combination allowed OpenArena 0.8.8 to run much better than where it was found in Ubuntu 13.10.

Radeon AMD A10-6800K APU Ubuntu Linux

The id Tech 4 commercial Prey game is now 87% the speed of Catalyst when using the very latest open-source AMD graphics driver code.

Radeon AMD A10-6800K APU Ubuntu Linux
Radeon AMD A10-6800K APU Ubuntu Linux

Reaction now comes in at 75% the speed of AMD's proprietary driver if turning to Mesa 10.1-devel and the Linux 3.13 development kernel.


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