GLAMOR + RadeonSI 2D Acceleration Is Quite Good For Open-Source AMD 2D Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 29 April 2015. Page 3 of 3. 19 Comments

With the many GtkPerf micro-benchmark results, the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver with GLAMOR tended to run fine for both the Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 270X from AMD. However, in some of the benchmarks the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver tended to be significantly slower than Catalyst.

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