Mesa 18.2 vs. 18.3 vs. 19.0 January Benchmarks For RadeonSI/RADV

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 21 January 2019. Page 2 of 4. 4 Comments

BioShock Infinite's Linux port being several years old now and OpenGL based is quite mature. But even with Mesa 18.3 there were performance boosts on both Polaris and Vega, but with the current 19.0 code the RadeonSI performance is stable.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided remains one of the most demanding Linux OpenGL games. Mesa 18.3.1 has stability issues with this game at 1440p high quality settings, but going from 18.2.2 to 19.0-devel did yield a small performance increase for the Vega GPU while the RX 580 performance was several FPS lower.

Should you be enjoying Dota 2 with OpenGL, the Mesa 19.0-devel release was several FPS faster on both of the tested graphics cards.

The Dota 2 RADV Vulkan performance didn't see any real changes in performance as the RADV driver has already been quite optimized for this game, but at least the RADV performance is a few frames per second faster already than RadeonSI with OpenGL for this popular Valve game.

Dawn of War III being quite mature on Linux for a while now hasn't seen any real change in performance recently with RADV.

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