This is approximately my 10th try at using ubuntu in this two weeks. Since i have had a lot of free time lately i wanted to give it a try. Everytime i failed I'm using proprietary catalyst drivers 13.1 for ubuntu 12.10 x64 and my graphics performance is down the floor. I have used all three driver options from software upgrade app which consists of 2 proprietary and 1 open source driver. Also tried manually installing drivers from amd's site and and bricked the system in the process. Since i don't use GRUB2 i couldn't recover so i did a fresh install again. I used wubi to install ubuntu. I'm using unity shell. Specs ; AMD FX-8350 CPU 16 GB 2133 Mhz RAM Crosshair V Formula Motherboard Sapphire HD6950 2GB GPU
I'm a newbie at ubuntu but have extensive knowledge in windows. I happened to like ubuntu , it's interface and the whole open-source spirit. So i just wanna stick around get to know it a little bit.
My glxgears score is around 1200-1500 fps which is really bad for this card from what i can gather. My fgl_glxgears score is around 500-600 fps (From time to time it averages 200 fps) , i think this is bad as well. I'm monitoring the cpu usage from system monitor and tested it with mass effect using wine , the cpu has a really high load when i run mass effect from wine. It shouldn't be that high so i think GPU is offloading data to CPU. Desktop fps also drops when i line below transparent lines like the launcher. The FPS is around 12-20 in mass effect 1. It is significantly higher in windows. My GPU is recognized as VESA:CAYMAN in System Settings/Details.
This is all i can think of to provide , askubuntu is glitchy nowadays so i couldn't ask there. Should you need more information , i'll do my best to provide.
Thanks in advance.