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 7 of 7. 21 Comments

Team Fortress 2 on the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver wasn't playable for about the past year due to GPU hangs. Fortunately, that Mesa bug affecting TF2 was recently fixed and thus can now be tested/played again with the open-source AMD Linux driver stack.

Talos Principle still runs rather slow on RadeonSI/R600g with OpenGL.

Well, those are the latest results I have to share for these AMD graphics cards from the Radeon HD 4890 through the Radeon RX 480 when using the newest open-source code as of this week with the brand new Linux 4.9 kernel and Mesa 13.1-dev user-space code. Stay tuned for comparison NVIDIA numbers plus other interesting year-end 2016 Linux benchmarks on Phoronix! As a final holiday reminder, please consider supporting our work by viewing this site without any ad-blockers, joining Phoronix Premium to view the site ad-free and to view multi-page articles on a single page (like this long article!), or make a holiday PayPal tip.

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