It has been about a month since we last delivered ATI/AMD
Radeon Linux benchmarks comparing the performance of the open-source
driver against the high-performance proprietary driver. Since that point
there's been various improvements to the Mesa/Gallium3D driver and
there's also been the merge of the latest Radeon DRM code for the next
kernel, which will likely be called the Linux 3.0 kernel, but in the DRM
pull request was referred to as Gardenshed. Here are these benchmarks on
several different Radeon graphics cards.