A Look At The Performance Improvements With System76 Pop!_OS 20.10

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 27 October 2020. Page 2 of 3. 5 Comments
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As can be seen from the side-by-side comparison, much of the gains come from Vulkan-based tests where thanks to using Mesa 20.2 is a big performance upgrade for AMD Radeon graphics hardware. In particular with RADV now defaulting to the ACO compiler back-end there are large speed-ups for the RADV Vulkan driver on Mesa 20.2 compared to 20.0. This isn't just for better Linux gaming performance but as shown in these tests the Vulkan compute performance can be a great deal faster.


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