18-Way GPU Linux Benchmarks, Including The Radeon RX 460 & RX 470 On Open-Source

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 10 August 2016. Page 6 of 6. 58 Comments

The F1 2015 racing game is another title still performing very poorly with the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.

Metro Last Light Redux isn't meant for the RX 460 or other lower-end GPUs. Here the GTX 950 remained much faster than the RX 460.

NVIDIA clearly dominates with the performance-per-Watt for Metro Redux games on Linux.

Well, that's our first extensive look at the Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470 performance under Linux when using the latest open-source driver code (Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1-dev). At first it looked the RX 460 could be competitive with the GTX 950 under Linux, but that ended up being isolated to just a few of the OpenGL Linux games, while in the end it tended to trail behind in raw performance for the generation-old GTX 950. The Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 performed close to the reference Radeon RX 480 model, but again it's important to point out that the card is factory-overclocked as are many of the RX 470 AIB cards currently shipping.

Coming up next will be some AMDGPU-PRO results from the assortment of Polaris cards -- thus being able to provide OpenCL and Vulkan numbers too. I'll also be pushing more 1080p and 1440p benchmarks on the lower-end hardware for those interested. If any Phoronix Premium subscribers have any other specific test requests, feel free to let me know. Phoronix Premium subscribers and those making PayPal tips allow for these Linux hardware tests to continue. Not only do you support the site, but by being a premium member you also see the site ad-free and are able to view large articles (such as this one!) on a single page.

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