Radeon Gallium3D OpenGL Performance From Fedora 18 To Fedora 23

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 11 February 2016. Page 4 of 4. 6 Comments

Furmark ended things being 88% faster with Fedora 23 + Updates compared to Fedora 18, but here again is a regression with Fedora 22/23 stock performing better than with all available updates.

The triangle test that's largely limited by video memory also showed the impressive evolution of the Radeon Gallium3D driver and DRM kernel driver.

These OpenGL tests were limited due to those that could run on the old R600g driver from 2013 with Fedora 18, but overall it has shown how nicely the Radeon open-source driver stack has matured over the past three years from F18 to F23. The only sad part from these results were multiple cases where Fedora 22 or Fedora 23 stock were the fastest while the latest updates had lowered the frame-rates in several tests. Of course, that could be corrected perhaps in the latest Linux 4.5 or Mesa 11.2-devel code, but that's not yet found readily on Fedora 23 systems. Stay tuned for more tests.

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