Whats left is proprietary driver and amd proprietary driver is still not perfect.
But, thanks for this, AMD:
A little word "Linux", along with like 60 words ("microsoft","windows","directx") split over the 30 page presentation is still a good start.
Then ask Michael, or download PTS and check what they did to remove the cap.
Because there is obviously no 125 FPS cap in this test.
It's like having non-working drivers.
If you're getting higher power consumption or little to no control over temps/power, then this is a stress on the card.
That's a problem and what features the card can or cannot do become irrelevant.
Another idiotic post by Panix.
No, Panix, it's not like having non-working drivers. It just means that you change the profile manually from time to time, that is all.
This has been available for years, if you had spent only five minutes of your trolling time reading something instead, you'd know it.
So yes, the cap *should be* there .. or I'm not getting something. The other thing that makes me suspect - is pretty same framerates on all cards... Don't ask how PTS managed to record 160 or 180 fps.. I don't know,.. yet.
Anyway, his point that a company *should* invest its own money into the driver for it to be usable with their hardware - is true.
The thing that he oversees, is that he is comparing closed source nvidia driver to opensource linux driver, which is incorrect, because nvidia does not opensource at all. But because of bad catalyst reputation in the past and still lack of features in fglrx, compared to blob of nvidia in the present, opensource driver seems to be better candidate for the working driver, than catalyst.Yet catalyst does better power management. But it still looses to nvidia blob. So, his message is that amd should do at least one of their drivers working. They do that, even if very strange ways of having two drivers, both of usually lesser quality than nvidia blob. But nvidia has been decelerating lately, so nvidia is by far not the gem, that Panix searches for.
It does nothing? It goes from 70°C to 45°C with my HD5870...
With the HD3870 it goes from 70°C to 55°C and even dynpm did work. Flawlessly.
## VGA ##
AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)