Mesa 20.0's RADV + ACO Vulkan Driver Now Consistently Beating AMD's AMDVLK Linux Driver

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 19 December 2019. Page 3 of 7. 23 Comments

The F1 2017 racing game, the latest in the F1 franchise that has a native Linux port by Feral Interactive, the RADV ACO performance continued showing consistently better performance than the official AMDVLK driver.

When running F1 2018 on Linux using Steam Play and mapping Direct3D 11 to Vulkan using DXVK, Mesa's RADV Vulkan driver continued delivering results much better than AMDVLK.

The HITMAN 2 game is run on Linux under Steam Play as well. The RADV Vulkan driver with the default AMDGPU LLVM shader back-end saw slower performance than AMDVLK but when switching to the ACO compiler back-end was now faster than the AMD open-source Vulkan driver.

HITMAN 2 at 1440p also continued performing very well with RADV ACO and much better than the default LLVM code-path for all four graphics cards tested.

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