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 6 of 6. 30 Comments
Source Engine Open-Source Radeon Benchmarks

In looking at the overall CPU usage for the Core i7 Haswell Extreme Edition system when running these open-source Radeon tests, there wasn't a whole lot of deviation. The HD 6450, HD 5450, and HD 5750 graphics cards led to the lowest CPU utilization while the Radeon R9 290 was faintly the highest.

Source Engine Open-Source Radeon Benchmarks

Here's another look at the GPU temperature data for all sixteen Radeon GPUs when running Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2.

Source Engine Open-Source Radeon Benchmarks

And lastly, the combined system power consumption data for all tested AMD graphics processors on the newest open-source driver code.

Users can reproduce these tests themselves by installing the Phoronix Test Suite and running MONITOR=cpu.usage,gpu.temp phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1411123-PTS-SOURCEEN69 with full automation and reproducability in the results.

Coming up in the next few days on Phoronix will be the results for the Radeon HD 5000 series hardware and newer when comparing the open vs. closed-source driver AMD performance for these two Steam Linux games.

If you appreciate all of the exclusive Linux hardware testing done day in and day out at Phoronix by myself over the past 10+ years, please do consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium or making a PayPal tip to allow this work to continue. Thank you.

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.