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    Phoronix: ASUS Radeon HD 7850 DirectCU

    Up for review today is the ASUS Radeon HD 7850 1GB DirectCU graphics card. This "Windows 8 Ready" AMD Radeon graphics card is being benchmarked under Ubuntu Linux and compared to an assortment of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18554

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    How can the 7850 OC be more than twice as fast in Unigine Tropics v1.3 in 1920x1080 when 2560p shows the expected difference after overclocking???

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    Minor complaint, but can't their be benchmarks done with games from Steam? Prey? Quake 3? Think we need some games that throw a little more stress out there.

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    > Using the Radeon HD 7850 graphics card with the open-source driver at this point would be borderline insanity.

    I object to that, having run the open driver stack since last year. But I have to admit it was only because fglrx didn't work with my configuration (7850, Debian wheezy, 4 monitors.)

    The open stack worked quite well after I figured it out with help from Alex and Michel. It's good enough for daily work and it's stable but I can't say anything about game performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrohbeck View Post
    > Using the Radeon HD 7850 graphics card with the open-source driver at this point would be borderline insanity.

    I object to that, having run the open driver stack since last year. But I have to admit it was only because fglrx didn't work with my configuration (7850, Debian wheezy, 4 monitors.)

    The open stack worked quite well after I figured it out with help from Alex and Michel. It's good enough for daily work and it's stable but I can't say anything about game performance.
    You bought a middle end graphics card yet you don't play games? What are you, Phenom user? :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukenukemx
    Minor complaint, but can't their be benchmarks done with games from Steam? Prey? Quake 3? Think we need some games that throw a little more stress out there.
    Quake 3 is ridiculously inexpensive on the GPU; the Unigine benchmarks and Xonotic are much more demanding.

    /me would like to see Sauerbraten/Red Eclipse/Tesseract benchmarks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calinou View Post
    You bought a middle end graphics card yet you don't play games? What are you, Phenom user? :P
    No, it looked like the most reasonable card to drive my four monitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukenukemx View Post
    Minor complaint, but can't their be benchmarks done with games from Steam? Prey? Quake 3? Think we need some games that throw a little more stress out there.
    I used to complain about this, but i came to a realization.

    Phoronix is not a site about benchmarking linux or graphics.

    It's a site about showing off PTS.

    Which means, if PTS can't do it, it's not getting on Phoronix.

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    I did some initial tests with TF2 but without PTS. The problem i see is that you need overrides for all quality settings otherwise it is not compareable across other systems. As you can parse a log file it should be possible to integrate TF2 into pts. It is just not that much fun as the load times are really long.

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    Something is seriously wrong the nVidia 460 / 550Ti results.
    Last time I checked, my aging 470GTX ran the Heaven benchmark (w/o PTS) at ~30fps at 2560x1440... far, far from 4fps under 1280x1024.
    Granted, my Xeon workstation has more CPU power than the test-bed machine, but 4FPS!??!?!

    - Gilboa

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    Don't worry, there are some bogus results (see my post above) and Michael does not seem to care or comment....

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