d2kx [phoronix] Oct 25, 2013 @ 6:28pm
(26.10.) AMD Cat. 13.11b6 dramatically improves performance
(26.10.) AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 dramatically improves performance and input latency. Install it now.

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-13.11-beta6-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

Also, please set gl_finish 0 again, because that should hopefully not be needed anymore and decreases performance now.
Last edited by d2kx [phoronix]; Oct 25, 2013 @ 6:44pm
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###O?qÿáÓ Oct 26, 2013 @ 3:28am 
I'm going to try it.

edit:
I just installed this driver and man I'm impressed!
I used to use the old 13.3-beta3 driver because it was giving me stable results in my games.
All of the other drivers would hang and I experienced stuttering and stuff. But this new one runs great.
I usually try new drivers with tf2 and now I get up to 500fps without stuttering etc.

I am using AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB.
[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Oct 26, 2013 @ 6:21am 
There is something wrogn going on with AMD (in a good way)
I haven't played TF2 for several weeks. Last time I played, it was ~30 fps
(I don't remember fglrx version)
Now, before updating driver, I lauched TF2 to compare and I got ~250-300 fps
With 13.11b6 I get same 250 fps
###O?qÿáÓ Oct 26, 2013 @ 7:28am 
Originally posted by Linux Schrödinger's cat:
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With 13.3b6 I get same 250 fps

I guess you mean 13.11b6, right?
[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:20am 
Yes, of course 13.11b6
[IT] Edward.81 Oct 26, 2013 @ 10:06am 
Originally posted by Taubsi Lv. 22:
Also, please set gl_finish 0 again, because that should hopefully not be needed anymore and decreases performance now.
What it is ? I tried google but I only found references to OpenGL function.
Swell Subset Oct 26, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
Thank you AMD!!!
LOLCAT Oct 26, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
Originally posted by Linux Schrödinger's cat:
Now, before updating driver, I lauched TF2 to compare and I got ~250-300 fps
With 13.11b6 I get same 250 fps
This is called being CPU limited which is kind of normal when playing an ancient "game" like TF2. Maybe the difference between the old and current performance is some kernel optimization or the fact that they've been touching the CPU governor lately.
Pasi-Petteri Oct 27, 2013 @ 2:35am 
Counter-Strike Source video stress test with XFX 7850 dd.
Catalyst from ubuntu 12.04 LTS repo: ~200fps
Catalyst 13.11b6: ~250fps

Steam still does not recognize VRAM.
Steam - System information
Video Card:
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Maybe someday, maybe someday...
LOLCAT Oct 28, 2013 @ 12:00pm 
Originally posted by Jarno:
Counter-Strike Source video stress test with XFX 7850 dd.
Catalyst from ubuntu 12.04 LTS repo: ~200fps
Catalyst 13.11b6: ~250fps

Steam still does not recognize VRAM.
Steam - System information
Video Card:
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Maybe someday, maybe someday...
Steam detecting it or not doesn't really matter. However, how about the pseudo 64MB RAM situation? Do source games still have that nice effect using the proprietary drivers? (You know, when the camera stops all the time for a second, especially when looking around. As if it was swapping memory.)
###O?qÿáÓ Oct 28, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Originally posted by Jarno:
Counter-Strike Source video stress test with XFX 7850 dd.
Catalyst from ubuntu 12.04 LTS repo: ~200fps
Catalyst 13.11b6: ~250fps

Steam still does not recognize VRAM.
Steam - System information
Video Card:
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Maybe someday, maybe someday...
Steam detecting it or not doesn't really matter. However, how about the pseudo 64MB RAM situation? Do source games still have that nice effect using the proprietary drivers? (You know, when the camera stops all the time for a second, especially when looking around. As if it was swapping memory.)

Never noticed anything like that.
Pasi-Petteri Oct 29, 2013 @ 1:07am 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Steam detecting it or not doesn't really matter. However, how about the pseudo 64MB RAM situation? Do source games still have that nice effect using the proprietary drivers? (You know, when the camera stops all the time for a second, especially when looking around. As if it was swapping memory.)
Never even heard about that.
And the problem with steam is that i can't use big picture, it does not run smooth.
Steam in big picture shows that i have only 256MB VRAM.
vargablood Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:00am 
Originally posted by Jarno:
Never even heard about that.
And the problem with steam is that i can't use big picture, it does not run smooth.
Steam in big picture shows that i have only 256MB VRAM.

maybe more a kernel or library problem ? steam also couldnt determine vram of my 7970 but big picture mode is running fine. Switched two weeks ago from gtx680 to 7970. Hadnt any problem with AMD Card or Drivers.... Started with Kernel 3.11 and Catalyst 13.11 Beta 1. Now with 3.12 RC7 and Catalyst 13.11 B6 also everything is running flawless and near maxed out.
LOLCAT Oct 30, 2013 @ 5:12am 
Originally posted by Jarno:
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Steam detecting it or not doesn't really matter. However, how about the pseudo 64MB RAM situation? Do source games still have that nice effect using the proprietary drivers? (You know, when the camera stops all the time for a second, especially when looking around. As if it was swapping memory.)
Never even heard about that.
And the problem with steam is that i can't use big picture, it does not run smooth.
Steam in big picture shows that i have only 256MB VRAM.
It's smooth using the open radeon driver. It does have lower fps but smooth 60 fps is great compared to 200 which hiccups like that.

If anyone remembers playing VTMB on computers that were available then, will know what I'm talking about. Start a map and look around quickly by rotating the camera. The movement won't be smooth, it will stop for a few tenths of seconds numerous times. Start going forward and you'll also stop sometimes for something that seems to be swapping.

if you go everywhere and look around thoroughly, stuff will get loaded and no more hiccups occur until you go to the next map.

If anyone wants to play around and see what I'm talking about, the beginning of EP2 is great place to test it. Go through the train wreckage and you'll see. Hiccups everywhere.
6645645645 Nov 9, 2013 @ 6:26pm 
These new beta drivers are amazing. I can finally play TF2 on Linux now. :D
Chichi Nov 9, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
Does anyone know when this beta will be promoted? The latest release was done 6 months ago.
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