Radeon HD 5000 Series Gallium3D Performance vs. Catalyst

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 23 August 2013. Page 6 of 6. 13 Comments
Radeon HD 5000 Series AMD Linux Tests
Radeon HD 5000 Series AMD Linux Tests
Radeon HD 5000 Series AMD Linux Tests

For the rather demanding OpenGL 3.x GpuTest demos, the Catalyst driver was certainly the best performer. The R600 Gallium3D driver also failed to work with the TessMark and GiMark tests that had worked fine on Catalyst.

Additional benchmarks from the Radeon HD 5000 series with the latest open-source Linux 3.11 + Mesa 9.3-devel Git code against AMD's Catalyst driver can be found on OpenBenchmarking.org via 1308224-SO-RADEONHD557. With that said, you can compare your system's performance to today's Radeon OpenGL benchmarks by simply running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1308224-SO-RADEONHD557.

If you enjoyed this article consider joining Phoronix Premium to view this site ad-free, multi-page articles on a single page, and other benefits. PayPal or Stripe tips are also graciously accepted. Thanks for your support.

Related Articles
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.