AMD Kaveri GPU Driver Comparison

AMD A10-7800 Linux GPU driver benchmarking by Michael Larabel for a future article on Phoronix.com.

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AMD Kaveri GPU Driver ComparisonProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionCatalyst 14.6 BetaLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Linux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devAAMD A10-7800 Radeon R7 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G @ 3.50GHz (4 Cores)ASUS A88X-PROAMD Device 14227168MB64GB OCZ AGILITYASUS AMD Radeon R7 1024MB (720/1066MHz)AMD Device 1308SyncMasterRealtek RTL8111/8168/8411Ubuntu 14.043.13.0-24-generic (x86_64)Unity 7.2.2X Server 1.15.1fglrx 14.20.74.3.12967GCC 4.8.2ext42560x1600AMD Family 15hASUS AMD Radeon R7 200 1024MBAMD Kaveri HDMI/DPradeon 7.3.03.1 Mesa 10.1.3 Gallium 0.4radeon 7.4.993.3 Mesa 10.3.0-devel (git-b1843a2 2014-08-10 trusty-oibaf-ppa+gallium-nine) Gallium 0.43.16.0-031600-generic (x86_64)AMD A8-3870 APU @ 3.30GHz (4 Cores)16384MB128GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 + 3001GB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN1 + 3001GB Seagate ST3000DM001-1CH1AMD/ATI [AMD ] Pitcairn XT [Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition] 2048MBPA246Intel 82574L Gigabit ConnectionSlackware 14.13.16.0 (x86_64)Xfce 4.10X Server 1.15.2radeon 7.4.03.3 Mesa 10.3.0-devel (git-a2e1dc0) Gallium 0.4GCC 4.8.3 + Clang 3.6.0 (SVN 215194) + LLVM 3.6.0svn1920x1200OpenBenchmarking.orgGraphics Details- A: GLAMOR

Catalyst 14.6 BetaLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Linux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devAResult OverviewPhoronix Test Suite100%493%887%1280%1673%WarsowUnigine TropicsUnigine SanctuaryOpenArenaXonotic

AMD Kaveri GPU Driver Comparisonwarsow: 1920 x 1080tesseract: 1920 x 1080openarena: 1920 x 1080gputest: Triangle - 1920 x 1080gputest: Furmark - 1920 x 1080gputest: Plot3D - 1920 x 1080xonotic: 1920 x 1080 - Ultimateopenarena: 1920 x 1080unigine-tropics: 1280 x 1024unigine-sanctuary: 1280 x 1024xonotic: 1920 x 1080 - Highxonotic: 1920 x 1080 - Lowunigine-heaven: 1280 x 1024gputest: TessMark - 1920 x 1080gputest: GiMark - 1920 x 1080Catalyst 14.6 BetaLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Linux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devA33.7058.56218.93670083811148662.3358.2343.3460.6997.79186.0613.76188712118.7331.2020554610926.106.309.418.6616.168.4713.1842.2510.906.659.4825.473.6827.2334.05103.8013589188647126.2335.2322.3532.1239.0378.9612.6675.77110.24258.6315212626585027389.43136.83105.40135.04122.15162.2539.43OpenBenchmarking.org

Warsow

This is a benchmark of Warsow, a popular open-source first-person shooter. This game uses the QFusion engine. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterWarsow 1.51Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 0.19, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.47, N = 375.7727.238.478.7333.70
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterWarsow 1.51Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta1530456075Min: 75.3 / Avg: 75.77 / Max: 76.4Min: 27 / Avg: 27.23 / Max: 27.6Min: 8.4 / Avg: 8.47 / Max: 8.5Min: 8.7 / Avg: 8.73 / Max: 8.8Min: 32.8 / Avg: 33.7 / Max: 34.4

Tesseract

Tesseract is a fork of Cube 2 Sauerbraten with numerous graphics and game-play improvements. Tesseract has been in development since 2012 while its first release happened in May of 2014. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTesseract 2014-05-12Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devCatalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100SE +/- 0.57, N = 3SE +/- 0.16, N = 3SE +/- 0.07, N = 3SE +/- 0.64, N = 3110.2434.0513.1858.56
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTesseract 2014-05-12Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devCatalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100Min: 109.19 / Avg: 110.24 / Max: 111.15Min: 33.72 / Avg: 34.05 / Max: 34.23Min: 13.06 / Avg: 13.18 / Max: 13.29Min: 57.31 / Avg: 58.56 / Max: 59.39

OpenArena

This is a test of OpenArena, a popular open-source first-person shooter. This game is based upon ioquake3, which in turn uses the GPL version of id Software's Quake 3 engine. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta60120180240300SE +/- 0.47, N = 3SE +/- 0.21, N = 3SE +/- 0.79, N = 6SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 2.33, N = 3258.63103.8042.2531.20218.93
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta50100150200250Min: 257.7 / Avg: 258.63 / Max: 259.2Min: 103.4 / Avg: 103.8 / Max: 104.1Min: 38.3 / Avg: 42.25 / Max: 43.1Min: 31.2 / Avg: 31.2 / Max: 31.2Min: 216.6 / Avg: 218.93 / Max: 223.6

GpuTest

OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Triangle - Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta30K60K90K120K150KSE +/- 110.23, N = 3SE +/- 32.52, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 27.30, N = 315212613589205567008
OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Triangle - Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta30K60K90K120K150KMin: 151920 / Avg: 152126 / Max: 152297Min: 13524 / Avg: 13588.67 / Max: 13627Min: 2054 / Avg: 2054.67 / Max: 2055Min: 66964 / Avg: 67008 / Max: 67058

OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Furmark - Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta6001200180024003000SE +/- 37.22, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3265818846381
OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Furmark - Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta5001000150020002500Min: 2614 / Avg: 2658 / Max: 2732Min: 188 / Avg: 188 / Max: 188Min: 46 / Avg: 46 / Max: 46Min: 381 / Avg: 381.33 / Max: 382

OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Plot3D - Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta11K22K33K44K55KSE +/- 13.02, N = 3SE +/- 1.20, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 3.00, N = 3502736471109211486
OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Plot3D - Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta9K18K27K36K45KMin: 50250 / Avg: 50273.33 / Max: 50295Min: 6469 / Avg: 6470.67 / Max: 6473Min: 1091 / Avg: 1091.67 / Max: 1092Min: 11483 / Avg: 11486 / Max: 11492

OpenArena

OpenBenchmarking.orgMilliseconds, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Total Frame TimeALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devCatalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100Min: 3 / Avg: 7.25 / Max: 46Min: 5 / Avg: 28.28 / Max: 43Min: 56 / Avg: 89.09 / Max: 99Min: 5 / Avg: 17.09 / Max: 42

Xonotic

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltimateALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devCatalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100SE +/- 0.16, N = 3SE +/- 0.08, N = 3SE +/- 0.23, N = 389.4326.2362.33MIN: 21 / MAX: 206MIN: 11 / MAX: 43MIN: 15 / MAX: 142
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltimateALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devCatalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100Min: 89.2 / Avg: 89.43 / Max: 89.73Min: 26.11 / Avg: 26.23 / Max: 26.37Min: 61.87 / Avg: 62.33 / Max: 62.59

OpenArena

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta306090120150SE +/- 0.24, N = 3SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3136.8335.2310.906.1058.23MIN: 3MIN: 5 / MAX: 914MIN: 4
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta306090120150Min: 136.5 / Avg: 136.83 / Max: 137.3Min: 35 / Avg: 35.23 / Max: 35.4Min: 10.9 / Avg: 10.9 / Max: 10.9Min: 6.1 / Avg: 6.1 / Max: 6.1Min: 58.2 / Avg: 58.23 / Max: 58.3

Unigine Tropics

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Tropics 1.3Resolution: 1280 x 1024ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100SE +/- 0.25, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3105.4022.356.656.3043.34
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Tropics 1.3Resolution: 1280 x 1024ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100Min: 105.13 / Avg: 105.4 / Max: 105.9Min: 22.34 / Avg: 22.35 / Max: 22.36Min: 6.63 / Avg: 6.65 / Max: 6.66Min: 6.29 / Avg: 6.3 / Max: 6.31Min: 43.3 / Avg: 43.34 / Max: 43.38

Unigine Sanctuary

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Sanctuary 2.3Resolution: 1280 x 1024ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta306090120150SE +/- 0.09, N = 3SE +/- 0.04, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3135.0432.129.489.4160.69
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Sanctuary 2.3Resolution: 1280 x 1024ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta306090120150Min: 134.9 / Avg: 135.04 / Max: 135.2Min: 32.03 / Avg: 32.12 / Max: 32.19Min: 9.47 / Avg: 9.48 / Max: 9.48Min: 9.4 / Avg: 9.41 / Max: 9.42Min: 60.65 / Avg: 60.69 / Max: 60.71

Xonotic

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: HighALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta306090120150SE +/- 0.17, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.19, N = 3122.1539.038.6697.79MIN: 72 / MAX: 234MIN: 19 / MAX: 53MIN: 40 / MAX: 182
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: HighALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta20406080100Min: 121.96 / Avg: 122.15 / Max: 122.49Min: 39 / Avg: 39.03 / Max: 39.09Min: 8.65 / Avg: 8.66 / Max: 8.66Min: 97.45 / Avg: 97.79 / Max: 98.11

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: LowALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta4080120160200SE +/- 0.60, N = 3SE +/- 1.47, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.04, N = 3SE +/- 0.38, N = 3162.2578.9625.4716.16186.06MIN: 94 / MAX: 313MIN: 4 / MAX: 111MIN: 12 / MAX: 35MIN: 119 / MAX: 319
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.7Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: LowALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1Catalyst 14.6 Beta306090120150Min: 161.4 / Avg: 162.25 / Max: 163.42Min: 76.12 / Avg: 78.96 / Max: 81.03Min: 25.45 / Avg: 25.47 / Max: 25.48Min: 16.11 / Avg: 16.16 / Max: 16.24Min: 185.61 / Avg: 186.06 / Max: 186.81

Unigine Heaven

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Heaven 4.0Resolution: 1280 x 1024ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devCatalyst 14.6 Beta918273645SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 339.4312.663.6813.76
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Heaven 4.0Resolution: 1280 x 1024ALinux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3-devLinux 3.13 + Mesa 10.3-devCatalyst 14.6 Beta816243240Min: 39.4 / Avg: 39.43 / Max: 39.45Min: 12.63 / Avg: 12.66 / Max: 12.67Min: 3.67 / Avg: 3.68 / Max: 3.68Min: 13.76 / Avg: 13.76 / Max: 13.77

GpuTest

OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: TessMark - Resolution: 1920 x 1080Catalyst 14.6 Beta400800120016002000SE +/- 0.58, N = 31887

OpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: GiMark - Resolution: 1920 x 1080Catalyst 14.6 Beta30060090012001500SE +/- 0.00, N = 31211