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  • Ubuntu 17.10 Radeon Performance: Stock vs. X-Swat Updates vs. Oibaf PPA vs. Pkppa vs. Padoka PPA

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 17.10 Radeon Performance: Stock vs. X-Swat Updates vs. Oibaf PPA vs. Pkppa vs. Padoka PPA

    There are several Launchpad PPA options for Ubuntu users wanting to update their Mesa-based drivers. For those curious about the state of these different third-party repositories, here are a few words on them and benchmarks.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=25534

  • #2
    Seems like latest stable (well almost, 17.3 is not yet final) on everything is a good option for now. Also there is a noticeable improvement with LLVM6, so that is something to watch.

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    • #3
      With Ubuntu 17.10 I no longer feel any need to use PPA's for Mesa. Finally, the one in the official repo is useable and more than good enough for everything I throw at it. It's obvious that it has matured a lot during 2017.

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      • #4
        Agreed, Brisse.

        Great timing on this article, Michael. I was just bouncing around those same PPA's on my 17.10 setup yesterday.

        EDIT: Looks like artful-proposed now has Mesa 17.2.4
        Last edited by perpetually high; 11-23-2017, 12:37 AM.

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        • #5
          Deus Ex runs faster with higher graphics settings? Whaaat?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DIRT View Post
            Deus Ex runs faster with higher graphics settings? Whaaat?
            Lower resolution for ultra.
            1440p high vs 1080p ultra

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            • #7
              Originally posted by perpetually high View Post
              PS: was wondering why RADV didn't work on stock or x-swat's, thanks for the heads up! That's the only set back I see as of right now not being on the Padoka/Oibaf ppa.
              This probably: https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...mesa-on-ubuntu

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              • #8
                and this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa is not recommended? why?

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                • #9
                  The updated mesa 17.2.4 with the dropped vulkan-mir patch mentioned in the bug report can be found here. https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat...ubuntu/updates Publishing details
                  • Published on 2017-11-08
                  Changelog

                  mesa (17.2.4-0ubuntu1~17.10.1) artful; urgency=medium * Backport to artful. * vulkan-mir.patch: Dropped, breaks radeon vulkan driver. (LP: #1720890)

                  It should be popping up as an update soonish from the last response:
                  pgriffais-q wrote on 2017-11-09 : When should we expect the baseline mesa-vulkan-drivers to get that patch for all users of the regular repository? Just so our support agents know what to tell affected Ubuntu users.

                  Timo wrote on 2017-11-09 :
                  After the package has been reviewed and accepted to enter -proposed it'll usually take 7 days before an update is allowed to enter -updates, assuming it was verified to fix the issue during that period.

                  Nice article Michael. The biggest fps gains I've been seeing lately is with Serious Sam Fusion/OpenGL with the recent patches average on ultra jumped from 153-156 to 161-166 and 171 (Sand Canyon) when using padoka unstable. Very impressive imo considering I'm still rocking an fx8350
                  Last edited by DarkFoss; 11-14-2017, 03:11 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Informative article from Michael. Also thanks to all the ones maintaining the repos.

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