Radeon RX 6800 Series Linux Performance Nearly Three Months After Launch

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 2 February 2021 at 11:00 AM EST. Page 5 of 5. 37 Comments.
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Basemark was enjoying faster performance on all of the tested graphics cards, especially the new RDNA 2 hardware.

Radeon RX 6800 Series EO January 2021

Even the VkFFT compute benchmark was seeing slightly better performance on this updated software stack.

Radeon RX 6800 Series EO January 2021

The updated open-source Linux drivers also yielded higher Geekbench 5 Vulkan performance compared to launch day.

Radeon RX 6800 Series EO January 2021

Over the past three months the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver performance has matured nicely not only for the Radeon RX 6800 series but the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon VII graphics cards also enjoyed better performance on this bleeding-edge software stack too. Stay tuned for a fresh comparison on this latest open-source driver stack compared to the NVIDIA RTX 30 series and the latest green driver.

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