AMD Radeon RX 480 On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 29 June 2016. Page 9 of 12. 173 Comments

Next up is a look at the power efficiency of this AMD Polaris high-end graphics card. Here's a look at some OpenCL and OpenGL results when the Phoronix Test Suite was automatically measuring the performance-per-Watt during the testing process on a per-test basis to accurately calculate the power efficiency of each tested graphics card.

AMD Linux Benchmarks

With SHOC, the Radeon RX 480 performance-per-Watt was just ahead of the R9 Fury, which compared to NVIDIA was past the GTX 980 (Ti) but well behind the new Pascal-based GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards. The performance-per-Watt improvement for the RX 480 over the R9 290 in this test was 36% more efficient.

AMD Linux Benchmarks

With Metro Last Light Redux where the game tends to not perform as well with the AMD Linux driver compared to NVIDIA, the RX 480 performance-per-Watt was tied with the Radeon R9 Fury, which was between the GTX 960 and GTX 970.

AMD Linux Benchmarks

The performance-per-Watt in the Unigine Heaven test -- where the AMD Linux performance is competitive in raw speed -- put the Polaris graphics card in line with the Radeon R9 Fury, which came up well behind the GTX 1070/1080 Pascal graphics cards but still ahead of the GeForce GTX 980 Maxwell series.

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