NVIDIA 387.34 vs. Linux 4.15 + Mesa 17.4-dev Radeon OpenGL/Vulkan Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 9 December 2017 at 01:05 PM EST. Page 1 of 7. 42 Comments.

For your viewing pleasure this weekend are some fresh benchmarks of the very latest NVIDIA and Radeon Linux graphics drivers.

Tested on the Radeon side was the very latest Linux 4.15 Git code as of 6 December, including recent AMDGPU fixes that landed mainline after the 4.15 merge window. The user-space graphics stack was Mesa 17.4-dev built against LLVM 6.0 SVN provided by the Padoka PPA. Fresh AMDGPU-PRO benchmarks will be coming upon the next driver update. The AMD graphics cards tested were the Radeon RX 580, R9 Fury, RX Vega 56, and RX Vega 64.

On the NVIDIA side was its latest 387.34 Linux graphics driver while testing with the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1080, and GTX 1080 Ti.

Open-Source AMD Tests Linux 4.15 + Mesa 17.4-dev vs. NVIDIA

All of these benchmarks were done from the Core i7 8700K Coffee Lake system while running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. All of these OpenGL and Vulkan benchmarks were carried out in a fully-automated and reproducible manner using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

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