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Where's Melcar? He is the resident Linux ATI expert.

(This thread makes me glad I recently purchased a GTS 250 as opposed to the HD5770 I had in mind).
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post #22 of 27
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Hehe, its alright, ATi drivers are a pain. If i had a nvidia card i'd prolly be a lot happier.
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However if this thread serves any larger purpose it should be noted that difficulty disappeared with a more mature distro. Each person has to find his balance between tried-and-true and cutting edge. The older (read: longer lasting, more polished) distros do have solid advantages.

I'm curious to know what sort of performance OP is seeing with 10.5 drivers.
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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post
However if this thread serves any larger purpose it should be noted that difficulty disappeared with a more mature distro. Each person has to find his balance between tried-and-true and cutting edge. The older (read: longer lasting, more polished) distros do have solid advantages.

I'm curious to know what sort of performance OP is seeing with 10.5 drivers.
How would I check my performance? Flash video is choppy when played in full screen ;\\
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How would I check my performance? Flash video is choppy when played in full screen ;\\
For starters you could run "glxgears" from a terminal which will give you Frames Per Second though it's not an arduous test.

If you have any native Linux games installed like almost any Quake (quake3 is still a great game btw) you can run a timedemo iirc.

THis is pretty great
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...gl_prime&num=1

Oh and this

http://unigine.com/
Edited by enorbet2 - 6/11/10 at 9:35am
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post #26 of 27
I never bothered with Mandriva, so I really don't know my way around it.
These last few months I have been stuck with my laptop and have been forced to forgo fglrx for now, so I'm not that current on it's development.
For performance testing PTS is the best. Try some of the 2D and 3D tests available and try to find results you can compare to in PTS Global. Flash will always give you issues, especially if you're watching HD videos (fglrx does not accelerate HD content).
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post #27 of 27
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I'll give them a go once i get this tiny issues resolved. seems like ATi hates 3d
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