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AMD Graphics Stats Hardware Linux

28-Way Radeon GPU Comparison Under Linux 85

An anonymous reader writes "Phoronix has conducted a 28-way Radeon graphics card comparison under Linux that illustrates the differences among the open-source and closed-source graphics drivers."
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28-Way Radeon GPU Comparison Under Linux

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  • don't bother (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 20, 2011 @09:32AM (#37455040)

    30+ pages filled images or graphs. The gist of it: 3D capabilities of open source drivers still suck, and the newer cards suck worse.

  • Re:I like... (Score:3, Informative)

    by jedidiah ( 1196 ) on Tuesday September 20, 2011 @09:54AM (#37455268) Homepage

    Just use Nvidia.

    Better 3D performance.
    Better monitor support.
    Stuff like VA-API is actually supported.
    Stuff like CUDA and OpenCL if you tend to blither on about Beowulf...

  • Re:I like... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Tomato42 ( 2416694 ) on Tuesday September 20, 2011 @11:24AM (#37456338)

    Open AMD drivers are actually usable: KDE4 composing, XV acceleration, not to mention 2D performance.

    In fact, I'd say that the OSS drivers have (or at least had 8 months ago when I still struggled with fglrx) better 2D performance, If you have a 4096x1536 desktop you could actually count the seconds it took to move a window. So I'd say that 2D performance is actually more important than 3D performance. If I want to game I run the gaming OS anyway (for 3D intensive stuff).

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