Intel IvyBridge/Haswell/Broadwell/Skylake OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks On Linux 4.10 + Mesa 13.1

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 7 January 2017 at 11:15 AM EST. Page 4 of 4. 11 Comments.

Next up are some Vulkan benchmarks with Dota 2 using the ANV Vulkan driver and i965 Mesa OpenGL driver from 13.1-dev for comparison. No A10-7850K Kaveri results here due to the stock Linux 4.10 kernel still defaulting to Radeon for GCN 1.0/1.1 and thus no Vulkan suppourt out-of-the-box due to requiring the AMDGPU DRM driver.

First up was the minimal 800 x 600 run... For all of the graphics cards except for the i7-5775C, the Vulkan performance was close to the OpenGL numbers for each of the tested Intel CPUs. There appears to be something very wrong for the Iris Pro / i7-5775C on the ANV Vulkan driver leading to much lower performance...

At 1080p, the Vulkan performance remained close to the OpenGL performance for the Ivy Bridge, Haswell, and Skylake graphics while the Iris Graphics on the i7-5775C remained much worse off with Vulkan.

Those are the latest Intel Linux 4.10 + Mesa 13.1-dev results to share this weekend. Stay tuned for Kaby Lake results next week on Phoronix.

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