RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 17 September 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT. Page 1 of 3. 11 Comments.

With X.Org Server 1.16 having landed in Ubuntu 14.10, it's time for some benchmarks comparing the 1.15 and 1.16 releases on Ubuntu while using the GLAMOR 2D acceleration library.

For some basic X.Org 2D benchmarks I tested a Radeon HD 7950 and R7 260X while running various Linux 2D desktop benchmarks on Ubuntu 14.10 with the Linux 3.16 kernel and Mesa 10.4-devel. In testing the two graphics cards, I was using X.Org Server 1.15.1 that was previously found in the Ubuntu Utopic archive and then switched to X.Org Server 1.16.0 with the rebuilt DDX driver packages too.

Benchmarks for this quick comparison of xorg-server 1.15 vs. 1.16 when using GLAMOR as required by the RadeonSI driver with all AMD GCN GPUs included x11perf, Render Bench, and GtkPerf as some basic micro-benchmarks. All of these benchmarks were facilitated by the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

X.Org Server 1.16 Radeon GLAMOR

For those unfamiliar with this new xorg-server release from this summer, read about the many X.Org Server 1.16 features.

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