AMD Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700XT Linux Gaming Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 7 July 2019 at 09:00 AM EDT. Page 2 of 7. 91 Comments.

Beyond just providing OpenGL benchmarks today, be aware as well that this is just the initial RadeonSI support. On Saturday I wrote about some new Navi optimization patches for RadeonSI being posted, but unfortunately that came too late for this round of tests. The Radeon RX 5700 series on Linux isn't yet operating at its full performance potential as you'll see from these results in the article.

But it's not all doom and gloom: the Navi support for what's been able to be tested so far is actually quite stable. With past AMD GPU launches even recently we've hit various retail board issues with the RX 590, some early adoption woes with the Radeon VII, and across different generations it hasn't been uncommon to run into either display issues or hangs once in a while. With all of my Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT testing to date, I have yet to hit a GPU hang under RadeonSI testing and the AMDGPU support has been great with no display (DC) troubles or other headaches to deal with.

AMD has a good open-source foundation in place for Navi, just unfortunate they weren't able to get the code in released/stable versions of the components in time for launch, there isn't open-source Vulkan support available yet, and we don't have any idea about the packaged driver at this time. But for the code that is out there now, it's working and stable. If you aren't planning to upgrade your hardware until the autumn Linux distribution releases or back to school season, by then the Radeon RX 5700 Linux support should be in quite good shape.

For this launch-day OpenGL driver testing, the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700XT were tested against the Radeon RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64, and Radeon VII on the AMD side. All of this testing was with Linux DRM-Next having the Navi 10 support, Mesa 19.2 Git following the initial Navi support, LLVM 9.0 SVN, and the latest AMD microcode files for Navi 10 support.

On the NVIDIA side was the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti while using the NVIDIA 430.26 binary driver. At this time we don't have any NVIDIA RTX SUPER graphics cards for Linux testing at Phoronix.

Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700XT Linux OpenGL Benchmarks

All of these graphics cards were tested from the same system with Intel Core i9 9900K running Ubuntu 19.04 x86_64.

In addition to the raw benchmark results, there are also performance-per-Watt metrics based upon the real-time AC power consumption monitored using a WattsUp Pro power meter interfacing with the Phoronix Test Suite.

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