I just built xf86-video-ati Git. Google Images received quite a speed boost. It's now actually usable
That's good to hear. I'll give it a try later, but it looks like these patches are missing some Evergreen bits. Not really surprising since Evergreen hasn't been merged to master yet, and probably won't be merged before 2.6.36 is released. So I guess I'll have to add the missing bits myself manually first. sigh.