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RadeonSI Starts Beating Catalyst In Some Linux Tests

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We frequently do RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst benchmarks as we see how the open-source AMD Linux driver for the HD 7000 series hardware and newer does against the Catalyst binary blob and also the R600 Gallium3D driver that supports the HD 2000 through HD 6000 series graphics cards and that driver is already in a mature state. In our most recent tests we have found the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver on HD 7000/8000 series GPUs to do well against Catalyst, but generally the Catalyst driver still reigns superior -- especially if considering its OpenGL 4.x support and much better working OpenCL compute support.

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