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Yesterday has been published the results of performance evaluation added to the Mesa 10.4 tracker states Gallium-Nine, which provides support for API Direct3D 9 for Unix-like systems.

The comparison includes both synthetic benchmarks and testing using gaming in “native” mode or through wine / wine-csmt.

1. Linux gallium-nine vs Windows 8.1 catalyst Part 1 – Synthetic Benchmarks

Part 1 – Synthetic Benchmarks: Unigine Heaven shows the performance that is very close to Windows. Learn more at:

2. Linux gallium-nine vs Windows 8.1 catalyst Part 2 – Games

Part 2 – Games. In games, the situation is very different, as there are gaps, and parity. In general, gallium-nine shows a very good performance. Learn more at:

3. The Talos Principle linux wine|nine vs windows

Testing the game The Talos Principle. Gallium-nine showed a good result, especially on the minimum number of frames per second, as opposed to wine and “native” version. Learn more at:

4. Street Fighter 4 benchmark Wine(nine|csmt) vs Windows 8.1

Testing the game Street Fighter 4. The efficiency gallium-nine estimated at 56%, and wine-cstm at 50%. Learn more at:

As a result, Gallium-nine proved to be a good way to start the DX 9 in Linux on the open source driver, but wine-csmt sometimes shows close to gallium-nine performance, while consuming 2-2.5 times more CPU time than using Gallium- nine.