AMD vs. NVIDIA Vulkan Ray-Tracing Performance On Linux With Breaking Limit

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 9 July 2024 at 11:00 AM EDT. Page 2 of 3. 155 Comments.
GPUScore: Breaking Limit benchmark with settings of Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Ray-Tracing: On. RTX 4090 was the fastest.

Even at 1080p the GPUScore: Breaking Limit benchmark with Vulkan ray-tracing enabled was quite demanding... The Radeon RX 7900 XT was averaging just above 60 FPS while the RX 7900 XTX and RTX 4070 were performing similarly at around 72~75 FPS. With this new benchmark, NVIDIA continues to show its strong ray-tracing performance and potential over current AMD RDNA3 hardware.

GPUScore: Breaking Limit benchmark with settings of Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Ray-Tracing: Off. RTX 4090 was the fastest.

With ray-tracing disabled, the Breaking Limit benchmark allows the Radeon GPUs on RADV to compete much better against NVIDIA. Where as the RX 7900 XTX was performing similar to the RTX 4070 with ray-tracing enabled, when disabled the RX 7900 XTX was performing just below the RTX 4080 series.

GPUScore: Breaking Limit benchmark with settings of Resolution: 2560 x 1440, Ray-Tracing: On. RTX 4090 was the fastest.

With the Breaking Limit benchmark at 2560 x 1440 and using Vulkan ray-tracing, only the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and higher were delivering healthy performance.

GPUScore: Breaking Limit benchmark with settings of Resolution: 2560 x 1440, Ray-Tracing: Off. RTX 4090 was the fastest.

At 1440p enabling Vulkan ray-tracing for this benchmark saw the RTX 4090 drop from 308 to 111 FPS while the RX 7900 XTX flagship dropped from 229 FPS to 48 FPS.


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