Pretty interesting results overall. Also notice the latency graphs – quite often Catalyst has huge stutter spikes, while OSS drivers provide a much smoother experience. Very nice.
linus finger to catalyst and big hug for community devs
TF2 is not that difficult a game to render. The numbers for the OSS driver look correct to me, with fglrx being way too slow.
Originally Posted by Shnatsel
I think that's the gl_finish bug showing - I think Valve forced a workaround for older fglrx that causes it to be slow on newer fglrx drivers, or something like that.
Last edited by smitty3268; 11-30-2013 at 07:12 PM.
I have Mint 16 with 3.12.1 and oibaf drivers installed with DPM enabled for my AMD laptop. Would 3.12 R2 give a performance boost or na?
I would like you to show us where Intel HD chipsets outperform AMD APU's with OpenCL, since that's a large deciding factor for many.
Originally Posted by Daktyl198
If you are interested in graphics performance than AMD wins, regardless of the state of Intel drivers, both on AMD's closed and open drivers. Power saving and general desktop performance is a different story.
Originally Posted by Nille_kungen
If you want gaming quality APU. Go amd.
If you are concerned about battery life and don't want to play games, go Intel.
Intel's graphics hardware is rather weak compared to AMD/NVIDIA. They do get good battery life though.
Not if you are looking at the Iris Pro.
Originally Posted by ua=42
And when the next-generation Iris Pro comes out along with Broadwell, expect to see that gap shrink even more, or even tip in Intel's favor.
off-topic: How the heck did intel suddenly catch up so quickly in the graphics department still remains a mystery.
very expensive eDram
Originally Posted by Sonadow
Kernel 3.13 / DPM apparently doesn't work with the AMD A8-6600K. If DPM is enabled, the system will reboot shortly after the display is initiated.