Sapphire Radeon HD 6570
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 20 April 2011. Page 3 of 6. 7 Comments

The current Catalyst 11.3 Linux driver is not compatible with the new AMD "Turks" GPUs, so a Catalyst 11.5 Linux (fglrx 8.85 series) press driver pre-release was used. This properly detected the Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 driver.

Everything worked fine under this Catalyst Linux driver. In terms of open-source support for the Radeon HD 6570, that information will come in another article due to not having the time to investigate whether or not the HD 6570 will play well with the current Gallium3D / DRM due to only having received the graphics card on Monday.

The graphics cards that I've had time to re-benchmark on the Catalyst 11.5 press pre-release for use in this comparison is the Radeon HD 4670, Radeon HD 4830, Radeon HD 5770, Radeon HD 5830, and Radeon HD 6870. Of course, since the results are uploaded to, this means you can also directly compare your own system's performance to the Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 using our platform and Phoronix Test Suite software.

Tests used in this initial Radeon HD 6570 benchmarking included Nexuiz, Warsow, VDrift, Lightsmark, Unigine Sanctuary, Unigine Tropics, and Unigine Heaven for their native Linux clients. There may also be some additional Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 benchmarks with other GPUs and drivers in the coming days.

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