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amaciel81 Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:57am
SS3 still slow in Radeon Cards (Public Beta Update)
Hey guys,

I'm tried to play SS3 today and it is terribly slow (< 10 FPS, even in intro). I've a Radeon 5850; is not the latest hardware, but I was expecting something better. I tried to use Gnome Classic and update to latest Public Beta Update, but nothing helped.

This is my configuration:

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 2794 Mhz
4 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.0-19-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

Driver Version: 4.2.11903 Compatibility Profile Context
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
VendorID: 0x1002
DeviceID: 0x6899
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Primary Display Size: 23,54" x 13,23" (26,97" diag)
59,8cm x 33,6cm (68,5cm diag)
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC892

RAM: 7977 Mb

UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 366369 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 222032 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:
Sun Dec 2 14:50:19 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20121202095005_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-ebd68b76-a1ab-447a-87ca-db4fe2121202
Sun Dec 2 14:50:23 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/assert_20121202095019_2.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-22c7a098-4604-4ca6-85ef-59a912121202
Sun Dec 2 14:50:27 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20121202095023_3.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-2a51d96f-32cd-4535-b736-a18b52121202

Maybe it is a duplicated report, but I hope it can help you guys.

Best regards.
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blackout24 Dec 2, 2012 @ 8:09am 
I'm afraid you have to hope that AMD releases some decent drivers in the future.
kwahoo Dec 2, 2012 @ 9:37am 
Please post Sam3.log
I have much better results for slower (6670) Radeon, see benchmarking thread
Dusk of Oolacile Dec 2, 2012 @ 1:38pm 
It should be much better. Go to options/performance and set CPU to lowest, GPU to high and VRAM to lowest and try again. Use your native resolution (1080p I guess) and restart the game after changing these settings. If you're using a window manager with 3D acceleration, turn it to 2D mode temporarily.

If you happened to use the ultra setting for your GPU, then there's your problem. The current Catalyst linux driver can't handle AA with playable performance. Setting it to high will solve your problem.
AlenL Dec 3, 2012 @ 3:12pm 
Yes, please send log file.
Xandão Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:26pm 
Recently released fglrx 12.11beta11(03/12/2012) seems to have fixed some of the performance regressions. There are still some issues, blinking textures(vegetation) are back.
fglrx12.11beta that was required to play TF2 made SS3 unplayable.

The best experience yet was on the latest stable fglrx. Good performance and no rendering glitches.

Hopefully this driver hell will be over in a couple of mounths. Makes me wonder if what really killed UT3 on linux was the driver situation.
Last edited by Xandão; Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:27pm
mikeym Dec 4, 2012 @ 2:59pm 
You can try:

  • Disabling VSync if you're using it.
  • Enabling performance mode CPU frequency scaling governor (or slightly better, disabling Cool'N'Quiet/Speedstep/Powernow in your BIOS to disable power-saving features of CPU).
  • Enabling Undirected Full-Screen in CompizConfig Settings Manager (under General->Compositing) if using Unity.
Tarvitz Dec 4, 2012 @ 4:09pm 
Also SS3 uses just only one processor core, the others stay idle :(
Got low performance on settings abow low threshold. Low and minimal just works
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Date Posted: Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:57am
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