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ATI drivers


I recently compared ATI's Catalyst drivers for Windows and the fglrx drivers from Schneider Digital for XFree 4.3.x. I used these OpenGL test programs for comparison and these were my results:
Test Fps on Linux Fps on Windows
cubes 290 340
grid 410 690
quark 350 680
stars 440 600
As you can see, we are getting roughly 36% less fps on Linux compared to the Catalyst drivers. Btw, these tests were run on Lenin.


Tried the 3.2.8 drivers (now available from today, the OpenGL performance is roughly (no more than 9 frames difference) the same as in the table above. Last benchmark was done with a 2.x driver, I'm wondering what justifies the new major number :P.

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