Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 17:13 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "Now that the kernel mode-setting page-flipping for the ATI Radeon DRM kernel module has been merged into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and the respective bits have been set in the xf86-video-ati DDX, we're in the process of running new open-source ATI graphics benchmarks under Linux. Our initial results (included in this article) show these latest improvements to cause some major performance boosts for the open-source ATI driver as it nears the level of performance of the proprietary Catalyst driver."
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RE: Cool...
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 13th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC in reply to "Cool..."
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Did someone mod you down or something? Well, I modded you back up to 2 with a "+1 Informative" since there is no "+1 Agree" because, well, I agree with your statement. I've been using nVidia in nearly the entire decade-plus that I've been computing, and have been thankful for it since switching to Linux in 2006 from what I've heard about ATI's cards. It's good to see them making some serious improvements, from going open-source to finally catching up with ATI's own proprietary drivers. The future is looking even brighter for them in open-source operating systems.

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