Legacy Radeon Gallium3D Performance Drops On Mesa 9.2

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 13 September 2013 at 07:32 AM EDT. Page 3 of 3. 12 Comments.
R300g Mesa 9.2 Radeon X1000 Linux

Padman also sees a dip in performance on Mesa 9.2 that is still there with the Mesa Git code as of this week.

R300g Mesa 9.2 Radeon X1000 Linux

There isn't much change out of the Urban Terror first person shooter.

R300g Mesa 9.2 Radeon X1000 Linux
R300g Mesa 9.2 Radeon X1000 Linux

The Warsow first person shooter performance dropped very sharply on Mesa 9.2 compared to prior releases.

While the Nexuiz DarkPlaces performance was faster on Mesa 9.2, for other games such as those based upon ioquake3 there does appear to be some active performance regressions on the R300 Gallium3D driver for at least the Radeon X1800XL / X1950PRO graphics cards.

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