Kernel 3.5 is really fast, i got ~170fps in lightsmark2008(1920x1080 ), 3.4 shows only 130fps, fps in openarena are doubled.
Just use the kernel from experimental, that has 3.4.1 currently.
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
Great work guys! But a bit of a let-down for those of us still on r600. I suppose my ATI 4670 card, which recently lost catalyst support would not see a speedup.
Originally Posted by airlied
AMD Radeon changes could just be bye-bye ATI
From what little I've read I just see the finality to the current (older) ATI architecture. I watched the ATI commits to the kernel ,what..two years ago not too too long after acquisition. Those 00FF HEX kernel commits that supplied a closed source "docking collar" that made everyone happy but GNU, lol. I think that with all the eXPeriance AMD got from the APU we will finally see what AMD will produce for (superior?) graphics with the newer video and APU chips. And just like 3DFX to Nvidia ATI is offically dead and burried with the latest month worth of silicon gossip. Good or Bad...the APU platform puts nvidia against the wall...intel is already there, if only in the background.
Ah, I see. Thanks for clearing that up, though I really wish this was something that was addressed in the article in the first place.
I think the best way you can spend them opensource-wise, is to ask for some feature and pay somebody who directly works on radeon.
Originally Posted by e8hffff
Opposite, if you want to spend money on ego purchases, buy nvidia with proprietary crap. Even if these 10% gains are highly welcomed, they are minority. Unless you want to cry and wine holding your newly purchased amd card over slow and incomplete driver, do not spend money on amd yet.
Michael, it would be quite quite GOOD if you added catalyst reference for at least one of the cards. Just to compare "theoretically possible" with "practically achievable".
Last edited by crazycheese; 06-07-2012 at 02:35 PM.
Thats a circle, because if the driver is bad, no one will purchase gddr stacked card. Something should come first, I presume from development side.
Originally Posted by agd5f
Using catalyst, I presume?
Originally Posted by disi
That's saved for another article in a week or two... https://twitter.com/michaellarabel/s...47850743754753
Originally Posted by crazycheese
Catalyst, more cards, more driver configurations, more page views...