Quote Originally Posted by hal2k1 View Post
OK, so why does it apparently get poor performance compared to other software for Linux?

Note that I am going on hearsay here, I don't use Wine myself, because I use my computers for computing, not gaming.

Either someone is unfairly bashing the open source drivers by falsely reporting that they are slow with Wine, or or they are reporting it correctly and Wine is indeed buggy/slow with the open source drivers (compared to native Linux games) but not with fglrx.

So which is it?
I think you might have missed the point. Games running threw Wine are a lot more demanding then most native applications (though some preformance is lost doing translation in Wine). That is why you need high preformence when running games in Wine. The case is the same when running demanding games nativly: