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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_linux312_major&num=1
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"Over the weekend I released benchmarks showing the Linux 3.12 kernel bringing big AMD Radeon performance improvements. Those benchmarks of a Radeon HD 4000 series GPU showed the Linux 3.12 kernel bringing major performance improvements over Linux 3.11 and prior. Some games improved with just low double-digit gains while other Linux games were nearly 90% faster! Interestingly, the AMD Radeon Linux developers were even surprised by these findings. After carrying out additional tests throughout the weekend, I can confirm these truly incredible performance improvements on other hardware. In this article are results from ten different AMD Radeon graphics cards."
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This is a very welcome change considering how slow AMD GPUs have historically performed in Linux.
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This is a very welcome change considering how slow AMD GPUs have historically performed in Linux.

slow compared to what...Nvidia rolleyes.gif
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A 6950 getting nearly a 90% boost in Quake 3.

Baby steps I suppose tongue.gif
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over the last 6 months i have seen most my games go from 5 - 20fps with mad stutters to smooth 60- 80fps with less overall frame dips and stutters. There is work to do yet for sure but you can now confidently use the close source catalyst on a 7 series AMD and get great performance just not 'amazing' yet. with my A10-5800k im about 25%-30% from comparable windows performance .. but i haven’t tried this new Kernal 3.12 yet
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Repost/continuation of this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1433615/ph-linux-3-12-brings-big-amd-radeon-improvements

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