CS:GO & TF2 Extensively Tested On The Newest Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 12 November 2014. Page 2 of 6. 30 Comments

The two games were tested at 2560 x 1600 for ensuring the GPU is sufficiently stressed without being bottlenecked by the CPU. The 4K resolution wasn't tested since many of the older GPUs tested don't have UHD 4K support, but for those interested in such results can find my RadeonSI Gallium3D 4K Linux gaming tests that were done recently in another article.

Source Engine Open-Source Radeon Benchmarks

The graphics cards used for this testing were nearly all of my recent (and not so recent) AMD GPUs I have access to from the Radeon R9 290 going back to the Radeon HD 4000 series... I decided to cut things off with the RV770 and not go back any further while testing all of the recent GPUs I have access to, including many that I've purchased when no review samples were supplied by AMD.

- Sapphire Radeon HD 4650 512MB
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB
- ASUS Radeon HD 4870 512MB
- Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 512MB
- AMD Radeon HD 5750 1024MB
- AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
- Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 1024MB
- HIS Radeon HD 6460 1024MB
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 512MB
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1024MB
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1024MB
- ASUS Radeon HD 7850 1024MB
- XFX Radeon HD 7950 3072MB
- Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2048MB
- Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2048MB
- XFX Radeon R9 290 4096MB

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