Intel/NVIDIA/AMD Compete On Linux GPU Driver Performance
Phoronix: Intel/NVIDIA/AMD Compete On Linux GPU Driver Performance
After recently delivering a 15-way open-source Intel/AMD/NVIDIA GPU comparison, here are the benchmarks when tossing in the proprietary AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA graphics drivers too. Besides comparing a diverse selection of graphics processors from the three main desktop GPU vendors, this comparison also shows how the current open-source Linux graphics drivers compare to the official proprietary drivers.
Please add open + STC2 package to next benchmarks
STC texture compression expires at 2015 and has expired at some countries at this moment.
There are packages for installing STC2 as Steam games does not work with pure open source drivers.
There must be results between the open source and the proprietary driver. And it will be good to know how much this can help the open source drivers performance.
Are you talking about S3TC/DXTn/BC[1-5]? I believe the patent was filed in 1997 which should bring its expiration date to 2017 (20 years after filing).
Originally Posted by mitcoes
Some opensource drivers *do* work with these compression schemes, but must be enabled/configured after-the-fact. Definitely sub-optimal but at least it is something.
What is STC2?
intel opensource works really well for me with s3tc install, video decoding too.
i give up from older laptop woth hybrid amd/intel because the fglrx, i want see amd give up closed source and do like intel.
nvidia closed drivers works really well, only needs official optimus support. bumblebee is a great project but is not the same of windows optimus support
I'm now using Radeon over Catalyst in my E-450 powered netbook, with Fedora 19 (the very latest code, as seen on Phoronix). It's generally faster than Catalyst*, KWin 4.11 works better than ever (with NO TEARING!), the new OpenGL 3.1 compositing engine works like a charm, performance is more than acceptable and the only two things that are lacking (UVD decoding and power management) will be addressed in Linux 3.10 and Linux 3.11. Screen brightness and hardware keys are fully supported and working, something I can't say about Windows 8.
*: Watching movies and playing games is faster with Catalyst. Everything else is faster with Radeon, including max/minimizing windows, desktop effects, surfing the Web, playing Candy Crush, LibreOffice, and whatnot.
Last edited by Alejandro Nova; 07-08-2013 at 03:54 PM.
Aren't you a Ubuntu user? So what exactly is your problem with just using jockey to install the proprietary drivers if you want them? To hard for you?
Originally Posted by BO$$
Most people installing Windows get crappy drivers provided by Microsoft. They in fact are used to installing drivers from a website. Ubuntu offers to do that for them already, what more do you want?
Originally Posted by BO$$
Ignore him, he's your (un)friendly neighbourhood troll.
Originally Posted by Vim_User
Nice to see the r600g driver like this. Kudos to all involved.
he is the worst troll i've seen in this forum and an holy markism follower fanboy without the knowledge or capacity to try anything different[Arch is Geniuses OMG, that is just sad]
Originally Posted by Serafean
now skipping the useless troll, im impressed with how close r600g is catalyst, except maybe in some test where it seems the shader is getting bottlenecked or is a driver side hack that r600g don't implement but nonetheless impressed