R600g Radeon vs. Catalyst Linux Testing

Fresh HD 6870 and HD 6950 Linux benchmarks for a future article on Phoronix.com.

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R600g: HD 6870
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R600g Radeon vs. Catalyst Linux TestingOpenBenchmarking.orgPhoronix Test Suite 10.8.4Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.50GHz (16 Cores)Gigabyte X99-UD4-CFIntel Xeon E7 v3/Xeon16384MB120GB Samsung SSD 850Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MBSapphire AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MBSapphire AMD Radeon HD 6800 1024MBSapphire AMD Radeon HD 6900 2048MBRealtek ALC1150DELL P2415QIntel ConnectionUbuntu 15.104.4.0-999-generic (x86_64) 201512154.2.0-19-generic (x86_64)UnityX Server 1.17.2radeon 7.6.99fglrx 15.20.33.3 Mesa 11.2.0-devel (padoka PPA) Gallium 0.44.1 Mesa 11.2.0-devel (padoka PPA) Gallium 0.44.4.13399GCC 4.9.3ext41920x1080ProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelsDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriversOpenGLsCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionR600g Radeon Vs. Catalyst Linux Testing BenchmarksSystem Logs- R600g: HD 6870: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate performance- R600g: HD 6950: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- Catalyst: HD 6870: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate powersave- Catalyst: HD 6950: Scaling Governor: intel_pstate performance- R600g: HD 6870, R600g: HD 6950: EXA- Catalyst: HD 6870, Catalyst: HD 6950: 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

bioshock-infinite: 1920 x 1080 - Very Highcsgo: 1920 x 1080dirt-showdown: 1920 x 1080 - High - 2x MSAAmetro2033-redux: Phoronix Test Suite v6.2.0m1metroll-redux: Phoronix Test Suite v6.2.0m1tf2: 1920 x 1080tesseract: 1920 x 1080xonotic: 1920 x 1080 - Ultraxonotic: 1920 x 1080 - UltimateR600gCatalyst HD 6870 HD 6950 HD 6870 HD 695085.4396.37126.15152.92105.8929.5896.8566.8034.8138.63101.73134.94172.89130.6962.2077.0962.0544.1345.81122.59124.01206.56150.1263.40112.5663.7648.7654.11131.26138.40214.82168.51OpenBenchmarking.org

BioShock Infinite

A Steam-based test of the BioShock Infinite game. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterBioShock InfiniteResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: Very HighHD 6950HD 68701428425670SE +/- 0.42, N = 3SE +/- 0.10, N = 3SE +/- 0.99, N = 529.5862.2063.40
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterBioShock InfiniteResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: Very HighHD 6950HD 68701224364860Min: 28.81 / Avg: 29.58 / Max: 30.27Min: 62.01 / Avg: 62.2 / Max: 62.33Min: 59.49 / Avg: 63.4 / Max: 64.81

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveResolution: 1920 x 1080HD 6870HD 6950306090120150SE +/- 0.22, N = 3SE +/- 0.59, N = 3SE +/- 0.09, N = 3SE +/- 0.58, N = 385.4396.8577.09112.56
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveResolution: 1920 x 1080HD 6870HD 695020406080100Min: 85.02 / Avg: 85.43 / Max: 85.75Min: 96.01 / Avg: 96.85 / Max: 97.98Min: 76.91 / Avg: 77.09 / Max: 77.2Min: 111.55 / Avg: 112.56 / Max: 113.55

DiRT Showdown

This is a benchmark of DiRT Showdown on Steam. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account, have Steam installed for the system, and that you own a copy of this game. This automates the process of executing the game and using its built-in benchmark mode. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterDiRT ShowdownResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Graphics Preset: High - Multi-Sampling: 2x MSAAHD 6950HD 68701530456075SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 0.96, N = 4SE +/- 0.58, N = 366.8062.0563.76
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterDiRT ShowdownResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Graphics Preset: High - Multi-Sampling: 2x MSAAHD 6950HD 68701326395265Min: 66.58 / Avg: 66.8 / Max: 67.01Min: 59.78 / Avg: 62.05 / Max: 63.82Min: 63.18 / Avg: 63.76 / Max: 64.92

Metro 2033 Redux

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

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro 2033 ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.2.0m1HD 6950HD 68701122334455SE +/- 0.34, N = 3SE +/- 0.11, N = 3SE +/- 0.06, N = 334.8144.1348.76
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro 2033 ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.2.0m1HD 6950HD 68701020304050Min: 34.15 / Avg: 34.81 / Max: 35.29Min: 43.99 / Avg: 44.13 / Max: 44.34Min: 48.65 / Avg: 48.76 / Max: 48.83

Metro: Last Light Redux

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

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro: Last Light ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.2.0m1HD 6950HD 68701224364860SE +/- 0.17, N = 3SE +/- 0.07, N = 3SE +/- 0.15, N = 338.6345.8154.11
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterMetro: Last Light ReduxPhoronix Test Suite v6.2.0m1HD 6950HD 68701122334455Min: 38.32 / Avg: 38.63 / Max: 38.92Min: 45.67 / Avg: 45.81 / Max: 45.92Min: 53.84 / Avg: 54.11 / Max: 54.35

Team Fortress 2

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTeam Fortress 2Resolution: 1920 x 1080HD 6870HD 6950306090120150SE +/- 3.07, N = 6SE +/- 2.32, N = 6SE +/- 3.19, N = 6SE +/- 2.59, N = 696.37101.73122.59131.26
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTeam Fortress 2Resolution: 1920 x 1080HD 6870HD 695020406080100Min: 84.55 / Avg: 96.37 / Max: 105.41Min: 93.19 / Avg: 101.73 / Max: 110.03Min: 106.83 / Avg: 122.59 / Max: 127.87Min: 118.65 / Avg: 131.26 / Max: 135.93

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.

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTesseract 2014-05-12Resolution: 1920 x 1080HD 6870HD 6950306090120150SE +/- 2.23, N = 3SE +/- 2.64, N = 3SE +/- 0.31, N = 3SE +/- 0.80, N = 3126.15134.94124.01138.40
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterTesseract 2014-05-12Resolution: 1920 x 1080HD 6870HD 6950306090120150Min: 122.95 / Avg: 126.15 / Max: 130.43Min: 132.02 / Avg: 134.94 / Max: 140.21Min: 123.54 / Avg: 124.01 / Max: 124.6Min: 137.57 / Avg: 138.4 / Max: 139.99

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.

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltraHD 6870HD 695050100150200250SE +/- 0.61, N = 3SE +/- 3.09, N = 3SE +/- 1.96, N = 3SE +/- 2.24, N = 3152.92172.89206.56214.82
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltraHD 6870HD 69504080120160200Min: 152.16 / Avg: 152.92 / Max: 154.12Min: 168.75 / Avg: 172.89 / Max: 178.95Min: 202.67 / Avg: 206.56 / Max: 208.84Min: 210.52 / Avg: 214.82 / Max: 218.02

R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltimateHD 6870HD 69504080120160200SE +/- 0.28, N = 3SE +/- 0.23, N = 3SE +/- 0.72, N = 3SE +/- 0.56, N = 3105.89130.69150.12168.51
R600gCatalystOpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: UltimateHD 6870HD 6950306090120150Min: 105.35 / Avg: 105.89 / Max: 106.3Min: 130.25 / Avg: 130.69 / Max: 131.02Min: 149.25 / Avg: 150.12 / Max: 151.55Min: 167.4 / Avg: 168.51 / Max: 169.23