AMD Radeon Gallium3D More Competitive With Catalyst On Linux
All testing was done from an Ubuntu 13.04 base operating system. Our latest Ubuntu desktop Linux graphics benchmarks has revealed most of the performance shortcomings presented by Unity/Compiz have been resolved for Ubuntu 13.04, but to address reader fears, for testing I switched to the Xfce 4.10 desktop.
The range of OpenGL benchmarks used for testing were those that work reliably on both the open-source and closed-source drivers and for each can at least deliver meaningful frame-rates. For those wanting to see Source Engine Linux benchmarks, those will come in a separate article when working around automated test issues with the Steam client. All benchmarking was handled in a fully automated and reproducible manner through the Phoronix Test Suite automated testing framework.