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Vulkan vs. OpenGL Performance For Linux Games
Next is a look at Mad Max with 1080p but now on the higher quality visual settings.
With Mad Max at 1080p and high quality settings, this Ryzen 5 Linux gaming box with the RX 580 and GTX 1050 Ti were closer to the 60 FPS average. On the NVIDIA side we see the GTX 1050 Ti on the newest Linux driver still consistently delivering much better performance on Vulkan while the RADV performance was still coming up short of RadeonSI on this Polaris graphics card (with the exception of the stronghold scene).
The CPU usage continues being much lower with Vulkan than OpenGL for both GPUs/drivers.