Early Radeon DRM-Next Tests Ahead Of Linux 4.7, Mesa 11.3: Many Improvements, One Card Falls
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 14 May 2016. Page 2 of 4. 36 Comments

First up was a bit of some bad news:

BioShock Infinite and DIRT Showdown are currently in bad shape when booting with the drm-next-4.7 kernel. The systems didn't hang but these two games were endlessly stuck in their loading screens when using this experimental kernel.

With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Radeon R9 290 experienced a huge drop in performance.. The performance on the newer kernel was around a third of what it is right now with Linux 4.6.

With the open-source Tesseract game, the HD 7950 and R7 370 saw the same level of performance while the Radeon HD 6950 did see a nice performance boost but the Radeon R9 290 again was in a heavily regressed state.


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