AMD Athlon 200GE: Benchmarking The $60 Zen+Vega Chip

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 5 October 2018. Page 8 of 10. 52 Comments

Next up is a look at the Vega 3 graphics performance. Again, all systems tested on Ubuntu 18.10 with the Linux 4.18 + Mesa 18.1 stack that was in Cosmic Cuttlefish at the time of testing:

For the open-source ET: Legacy game that is still maintaining and advancing where RTCW: Enemy Territory left off with the Quake 3 engine, that game is easily playable at 1080p with this $60 processor... The performance came in between the Core i5 8400 and Core i7 8700K while the fastest of those tested was the Ryzen 3 2200G. The Ryzen 5 2400G had to be left out of the graphics tests due to some recent Linux graphics driver issues affecting that box.

The Tesseract open-source OpenGL game also played with reasonable speed at 1080p on the Athlon 200GE with graphics performance that just exceeded the Core i7 8700K while the i7-5775C with its Iris Graphics and eDRAM were faster as well as the Raven Ridge Ryzen 3 2200G.

Obviously Unigine Superposition is a bit much for current-generation Intel/AMD onboard graphics...

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