Radeon Gallium3D Has Made Much Progress In Two Years

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 8 August 2012 at 01:05 PM EDT.
Mesa Radeon HD 4870 Linux Performance Comparison

Doom 3 unfortunately hasn't seen much change at all for this particular hardware on the R600 driver.

Mesa Radeon HD 4870 Linux Performance Comparison

Lightsmark is certainly a different story with the performance having more than doubled in two years when comparing R600c on Mesa 7.9.2 to the soon-to-be-released Mesa 8.1 with Gallium3D. Even going from the current stable Mesa 8.0.4 release to Mesa 8.1-devel yields significant improvements from the Radeon HD 4870 graphics card.

Mesa Radeon HD 4870 Linux Performance Comparison

The Nexuiz performance has nearly tripled in the past two years on the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.


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