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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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  • Re:I like... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by robthebloke ( 1308483 ) on Tuesday September 20, 2011 @09:36AM (#37455082)
    I like the way they decided to spread the article across 38 pages that each take a minute to load. Oh. Spoke too soon. Now it seems to be slashdotted. I'm guessing this means no one will be reading that article. It's phoronix though, so I'm guessing the rest of article will be something along the lines of:

    * Here's a test of lots of 3D graphics cards from AMD.
    * Now let's conduct a large series of 2D tests, all of which are entirely irrelevant for users of 3D graphics cards....
    * Conclusion: Could this be the year of linux on the desktop?
  • Re:don't bother (Score:4, Insightful)

    by daid303 ( 843777 ) on Tuesday September 20, 2011 @10:26AM (#37455604)

    The gist of it: 3D capabilities of open source drivers still suck

    No shit, did you really think a bunch of neckbeards on their mom's basements could do better than AMD (you know, the people who make the GPU)?

    If you look at linux on other areas, yes. Yes, then I think the basement dwellers would do better.

  • by drinkypoo ( 153816 ) <> on Tuesday September 20, 2011 @10:45AM (#37455832) Homepage Journal

    If you did not make it through all of the pages, you can subscribe to Phoronix Premium so you can quickly scroll through all of the pages on a single page (and without any advertisements), so that you can draw your own conclusions about the state of open and closed-source Radeon Linux driver. (There also isn't much more of a conclusion since the large number of readers using AdBlock ruin it for the rest of you, since is run single-handledly and funded entirely by advertisements and Phoronix Premium.)

    I am a proud AdBlock user. I think I speak for the rest of the AdBlock users when I say that if your publication cannot survive without annoying and intrusive advertisement, we would prefer that it go the fuck away and stop making an ugly hole in the internet.

    I hope Phoronix tanks, and soon. I prefer my articles in an essay format. For those of you who slept through elementary school, such a format involves an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Crying about how much it cost you to develop an article that people aren't willing to pay for is what losers do. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.

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