AMD Open-Source vs. Catalyst Linux Radeon Tests

Benchmarks by Michael Larabel for a future article on Phoronix.

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Open-Source: HD 7950
August 29 2015
 
Open-Source: R9 285
August 30 2015
 
Open-Source: R9 290
August 29 2015
 
Open-Source: R7 370
August 29 2015
 
Catalyst: HD 7950
August 31 2015
 
Catalyst: R9 285
August 31 2015
 
Catalyst: R9 290
August 31 2015
 
Catalyst: R7 370
August 31 2015
 
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ProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionOpen-SourceCatalyst HD 7950 R9 285 R9 290 R7 370 HD 7950 R9 285 R9 290 R7 370Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz (4 Cores)MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) v1.0Intel Sky Lake16384MB256GB TS256GSSD370SXFX AMD Radeon HD 7950/8950 OEM / R9 280 3072MBRealtek ALC1150SyncMasterIntel ConnectionUbuntu 15.044.2.0-996-generic (x86_64) 20150828Xfce 4.12X Server 1.17.1radeon 7.5.994.1 Mesa 11.1.0-devel (git-c8a61ea) Gallium 0.4GCC 4.9.2 + LLVM 3.8.0ext42560x1600XFX AMD Radeon R9 285 2048MBXFX AMD Radeon R9 290 4096MBMSI AMD Radeon R9 270 4096MBXFX AMD Radeon HD 7900 3072MB (900/1375MHz)Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64)fglrx 15.20.24.4.13374GCC 4.9.2XFX AMD Radeon R9 200 2048MB (918/1375MHz)XFX AMD Radeon R9 200 4096MB (947/1250MHz)MSI AMD Radeon R7 300 4096MB (1030/1400MHz)OpenBenchmarking.orgProcessor Details- Scaling Governor: acpi-cpufreq ondemandGraphics Details- Open-Source: HD 7950, Open-Source: R9 285, Open-Source: R9 290, Open-Source: R7 370: GLAMOREnvironment Details- Catalyst: HD 7950, Catalyst: R9 285, Catalyst: R9 290, Catalyst: R7 370: LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH=/usr/lib/fglrx/dri:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri:/usr/lib/dri:/usr/lib32/fglrx/dri:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri

metro2033-redux: Phoronix Test Suite v6.0.0m1metroll-redux: Phoronix Test Suite v6.0.0m1openarena: 2560 x 1600tesseract: 2560 x 1600unigine-valley: 1920 x 1080 - Fullscreenxonotic: 2560 x 1600 - Ultraxonotic: 2560 x 1600 - Ultimategputest: Plot3D - 2560 x 1600 - Fullscreengputest: Furmark - 2560 x 1600 - Fullscreengputest: Triangle - 2560 x 1600 - FullscreenOpen-SourceCatalyst HD 7950 R9 285 R9 290 R7 370 HD 7950 R9 285 R9 290 R7 37042.7946.29169.23135.9562.14164.48132.763671716211376928.867.1026.7019.4415.7336.4631.3849422421022847.6153.01195.10158.7991.72179.14152.0941668292015479739.4039.58145.13127.3159.65156.00121.8441926179014686550.3851.66209.37108.7347.46162.93128.182790415815324246.4846.07201.67103.3850.25152.61122.362383220883763961.1468.63307.70158.7773.28174.14139.494327926369329043.6940.96164.5396.1637.23151.20114.3628606161456228OpenBenchmarking.org

Metro 2033 Redux

A Steam-based test of the Metro 2033 Redux game. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro 2033 ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.0.0m1HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3701428425670SE +/- 0.23, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.27, N = 3SE +/- 0.13, N = 3SE +/- 0.20, N = 3SE +/- 0.74, N = 6SE +/- 0.19, N = 3SE +/- 0.79, N = 642.798.8647.6139.4050.3846.4861.1443.69
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro 2033 ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.0.0m1HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3701224364860Min: 42.37 / Avg: 42.79 / Max: 43.15Min: 8.84 / Avg: 8.86 / Max: 8.88Min: 47.24 / Avg: 47.61 / Max: 48.14Min: 39.14 / Avg: 39.4 / Max: 39.55Min: 49.98 / Avg: 50.38 / Max: 50.59Min: 45.62 / Avg: 46.48 / Max: 50.15Min: 60.85 / Avg: 61.14 / Max: 61.49Min: 41.85 / Avg: 43.69 / Max: 45.78

Metro: Last Light Redux

A Steam-based test of the Metro: Last Light Redux game. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro: Last Light ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.0.0m1HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3701530456075SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.11, N = 3SE +/- 0.10, N = 3SE +/- 0.07, N = 3SE +/- 0.14, N = 3SE +/- 0.19, N = 3SE +/- 0.09, N = 3SE +/- 0.09, N = 3SE +/- 0.15, N = 346.297.1053.1753.0139.6839.5851.6646.0768.6340.96
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro: Last Light ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.0.0m1HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3701326395265Min: 46.15 / Avg: 46.29 / Max: 46.53Min: 7.06 / Avg: 7.1 / Max: 7.14Min: 52.96 / Avg: 53.17 / Max: 53.29Min: 52.81 / Avg: 53.01 / Max: 53.16Min: 39.58 / Avg: 39.68 / Max: 39.82Min: 39.31 / Avg: 39.58 / Max: 39.8Min: 51.33 / Avg: 51.66 / Max: 51.98Min: 45.89 / Avg: 46.07 / Max: 46.16Min: 68.49 / Avg: 68.63 / Max: 68.8Min: 40.75 / Avg: 40.96 / Max: 41.26

OpenArena

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 2560 x 1600HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 37070140210280350SE +/- 0.84, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.36, N = 3SE +/- 0.24, N = 3SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3169.2326.70195.10145.13209.37201.67307.70164.53
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 2560 x 1600HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 37060120180240300Min: 167.7 / Avg: 169.23 / Max: 170.6Min: 26.7 / Avg: 26.7 / Max: 26.7Min: 194.4 / Avg: 195.1 / Max: 195.6Min: 144.8 / Avg: 145.13 / Max: 145.6Min: 209.2 / Avg: 209.37 / Max: 209.6Min: 201.6 / Avg: 201.67 / Max: 201.7Min: 307.5 / Avg: 307.7 / Max: 307.9Min: 164.5 / Avg: 164.53 / Max: 164.6

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgMilliseconds, Fewer Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Total Frame TimeHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 37020406080100Min: 3 / Avg: 5.84 / Max: 30Min: 2 / Avg: 37.37 / Max: 97Min: 2 / Avg: 5.11 / Max: 32Min: 3 / Avg: 6.88 / Max: 28Min: 1 / Avg: 4.77 / Max: 28Min: 1 / Avg: 4.95 / Max: 26Min: 1 / Avg: 3.23 / Max: 24Min: 1 / Avg: 6.06 / Max: 29

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.

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTesseract 2014-05-12Resolution: 2560 x 1600HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3704080120160200SE +/- 0.18, N = 3SE +/- 0.04, N = 3SE +/- 0.60, N = 3SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 1.42, N = 3SE +/- 0.75, N = 3SE +/- 2.29, N = 3SE +/- 1.16, N = 3135.9519.44158.79127.31108.73103.38158.7796.16
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTesseract 2014-05-12Resolution: 2560 x 1600HD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 370306090120150Min: 135.59 / Avg: 135.95 / Max: 136.14Min: 19.36 / Avg: 19.44 / Max: 19.52Min: 157.6 / Avg: 158.79 / Max: 159.56Min: 127.08 / Avg: 127.31 / Max: 127.47Min: 105.96 / Avg: 108.73 / Max: 110.68Min: 102.19 / Avg: 103.38 / Max: 104.78Min: 155.53 / Avg: 158.77 / Max: 163.19Min: 94.73 / Avg: 96.16 / Max: 98.45

Unigine Valley

This test calculates the average frame-rate within the Valley demo for the Unigine engine, released in February 2013. This engine is extremely demanding on the system's graphics card. Unigine Valley relies upon an OpenGL GL3 Core Profile context. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Valley 1.0Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 37020406080100SE +/- 0.07, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.11, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 0.04, N = 362.1415.7391.7259.6547.4650.2573.2837.23
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterUnigine Valley 1.0Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 37020406080100Min: 62.01 / Avg: 62.14 / Max: 62.27Min: 15.7 / Avg: 15.73 / Max: 15.76Min: 91.55 / Avg: 91.72 / Max: 91.92Min: 59.63 / Avg: 59.65 / Max: 59.68Min: 47.41 / Avg: 47.46 / Max: 47.49Min: 50.21 / Avg: 50.25 / Max: 50.27Min: 73.04 / Avg: 73.28 / Max: 73.45Min: 37.15 / Avg: 37.23 / Max: 37.27

Xonotic

This is a benchmark of Xonotic, which is a fork of the DarkPlaces-based Nexuiz game. Development began in March of 2010 on the Xonotic game. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Effects Quality: UltraHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3704080120160200SE +/- 0.05, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.15, N = 3SE +/- 0.26, N = 3SE +/- 0.81, N = 3SE +/- 0.31, N = 3SE +/- 0.24, N = 3SE +/- 0.38, N = 3164.4836.46179.14156.00162.93152.61174.14151.20
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Effects Quality: UltraHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 370306090120150Min: 164.39 / Avg: 164.48 / Max: 164.57Min: 36.45 / Avg: 36.46 / Max: 36.46Min: 178.88 / Avg: 179.14 / Max: 179.4Min: 155.51 / Avg: 156 / Max: 156.39Min: 161.37 / Avg: 162.93 / Max: 164.1Min: 152.04 / Avg: 152.61 / Max: 153.11Min: 173.81 / Avg: 174.14 / Max: 174.6Min: 150.59 / Avg: 151.2 / Max: 151.9

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Effects Quality: UltimateHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 370306090120150SE +/- 0.21, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.32, N = 3SE +/- 0.11, N = 3SE +/- 0.43, N = 3SE +/- 0.36, N = 3SE +/- 1.17, N = 3SE +/- 0.41, N = 3132.7631.38152.09121.84128.18122.36139.49114.36
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Effects Quality: UltimateHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 370306090120150Min: 132.36 / Avg: 132.76 / Max: 133.06Min: 31.37 / Avg: 31.38 / Max: 31.39Min: 151.52 / Avg: 152.09 / Max: 152.64Min: 121.66 / Avg: 121.84 / Max: 122.04Min: 127.35 / Avg: 128.18 / Max: 128.79Min: 121.64 / Avg: 122.36 / Max: 122.8Min: 137.29 / Avg: 139.49 / Max: 141.26Min: 113.93 / Avg: 114.36 / Max: 115.17

GpuTest

GpuTest is a cross-platform OpenGL benchmark developed at Geeks3D.com that offers tech demos such as FurMark, TessMark, and other workloads to stress various areas of GPUs and drivers. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Plot3D - Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3709K18K27K36K45KSE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 19.74, N = 3SE +/- 8.72, N = 3SE +/- 19.60, N = 3SE +/- 3.46, N = 3SE +/- 6.56, N = 3SE +/- 21.39, N = 3SE +/- 1.86, N = 3367174942416684192627904238324327928606
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Plot3D - Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3708K16K24K32K40KMin: 36717 / Avg: 36717.33 / Max: 36718Min: 4903 / Avg: 4942.33 / Max: 4965Min: 41652 / Avg: 41668 / Max: 41682Min: 41896 / Avg: 41926.33 / Max: 41963Min: 27898 / Avg: 27904 / Max: 27910Min: 23819 / Avg: 23832 / Max: 23840Min: 43251 / Avg: 43279 / Max: 43321Min: 28602 / Avg: 28605.67 / Max: 28608

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Furmark - Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3706001200180024003000SE +/- 31.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 8.72, N = 3SE +/- 17.98, N = 3SE +/- 26.46, N = 4SE +/- 0.67, N = 3SE +/- 41.88, N = 6SE +/- 1.00, N = 31621242292017901581208826361614
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Furmark - Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 3705001000150020002500Min: 1585 / Avg: 1621.33 / Max: 1683Min: 241 / Avg: 241.67 / Max: 242Min: 2906 / Avg: 2920 / Max: 2936Min: 1761 / Avg: 1790.33 / Max: 1823Min: 1550 / Avg: 1581 / Max: 1660Min: 2087 / Avg: 2087.67 / Max: 2089Min: 2554 / Avg: 2635.83 / Max: 2801Min: 1613 / Avg: 1614 / Max: 1616

Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Triangle - Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 37030K60K90K120K150KSE +/- 5868.95, N = 6SE +/- 0.67, N = 3SE +/- 167.59, N = 3SE +/- 153.73, N = 3SE +/- 9.02, N = 3SE +/- 5.46, N = 3SE +/- 39.84, N = 3SE +/- 4.37, N = 31376921022815479714686553242376399329056228
Open-SourceCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgPoints, More Is BetterGpuTest 0.7.0Test: Triangle - Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - Mode: FullscreenHD 7950R9 285R9 290R7 37030K60K90K120K150KMin: 117891 / Avg: 137691.67 / Max: 147453Min: 10227 / Avg: 10227.67 / Max: 10229Min: 154463 / Avg: 154797.33 / Max: 154985Min: 146693 / Avg: 146865.33 / Max: 147172Min: 53225 / Avg: 53241.67 / Max: 53256Min: 37628 / Avg: 37638.67 / Max: 37646Min: 93217 / Avg: 93290.33 / Max: 93354Min: 56223 / Avg: 56228.33 / Max: 56237