2016 End-of-Year Open-Source Radeon Benchmarks With Linux 4.9, Mesa 13.1-dev On Many Different GPUs

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 18 December 2016. Page 2 of 7. 21 Comments

The only regressions I have to report on some of these GCN 1.0 cards and older that is new during this 2016 year-end testing is some of the cards were no longer mode-setting with DisplayPort, but had worked fine with the same Acer monitor when using dual-link DVI. But aside from that, no other major issues to report. For the OpenGL 4 tests, they could only be run on GCN cards with RadeonSI and then the HD 5830/6950 with R600g (as well as the FirePro V8800). Via this year's Google Summer of Code was some work on software-based FP64 support, but only the HD 5800/6900 series in R600g have FP64 implemented while it's missing for the other cards, thus all of those other cards on R600g currently only have OpenGL 3.3 support exposed.

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