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ATI Linux Blog: 11-Way Comparison

Jul 18, 2006, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Phoronix for this link. ]

"Phoronix articles in the past have shown very little frame-rate differences between ATI Linux fglrx drivers but today I had studied the frame-rate and image quality of the past eleven ATI driver releases. The drivers examined include versions 8.16.20, 8.18.6, 8.18.8, 8.19.10, 8.20.8, 8.21.7, 8.22.5, 8.23.7, 8.24.8, 8.25.18, and 8.26.18. In order to accomplish this comparison, Fedora Core 4 was used with X.Org 6.8.2 and the stock FC4 kernel (to prevent compatibility conflicts with the older drivers). An ATI Radeon X800XL 256MB was used since the X1k product support was only added in fglrx 8.24.8. For a quick look at the frame-rate with each driver release, Doom 3 was used while running at 1024 x 768 with high quality settings. Enemy Territory was also tested; however, the results were too close to call any noticeable difference..."

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