Open-Source R500 Driver Can Compete With Legacy Catalyst
Posted on: 06/09/2012 07:15 AM

Phoronix takes a look at the Open-Source R500 Driver

Open-Source R500 Driver Can Compete With Legacy Catalyst


The latest open-source Radeon Linux driver code for supporting the Radeon X1000 (R500) series hardware has basically reached a point of competitiveness with the legacy Catalyst Linux driver that once supported this hardware. In some cases the open-source Gallium3D driver is now faster than what Catalyst once ran at while in other select OpenGL workloads there is still a proprietary imbalance.



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/open_source_r500_driver_can_compete_with_legacy_catalyst.html)