AMDGPU DRM For Linux 4.7 Will Bring Some Performance Boosts For The R9 Fury

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 15 May 2016. Page 3 of 3. 6 Comments

With the rest of the tests is where the R9 Fury begins to show improvements atop this DRM-Next code.

AMDGPU DRM Next Linux 4.7

When running Xonotic with ultimate image quality settings, the R9 Fury saw a boost in performance while the R9 285 performance was unchanged.

AMDGPU DRM Next Linux 4.7
AMDGPU DRM Next Linux 4.7
AMDGPU DRM Next Linux 4.7

With the synthetic OpenGL tests from GpuTest, the R9 Fury showed very significant performance boosts with this DRM-Next-4.7 code compared to Linux 4.6 mainline.

AMDGPU DRM Next Linux 4.7
AMDGPU DRM Next Linux 4.7

At least for the R9 Fury/Fiji hardware, there are very nice performance improvements coming for Linux 4.7 that benefited Xonotic and the synthetic benchmarks but didn't end up spelling much in the way of performance changes for popular Linux games. Aside from various performance tuning improvements, Linux 4.7 is also set to deliver AMD Polaris support and many other improvements.

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