Radeon Vulkan Variable Rate Shading Benchmarks For Boosting RDNA2 Performance
The Talos Principle that is native to Linux and using Vulkan was seeing very sizable performance gains from having VRS 2x2 enabled while just some minor quality loss.
Total War: Three Kingdoms, which is another one of the Linux game ports by Feral Interactive, was seeing some uplift from having VRS 2x2 enabled.
From the range of early Linux gaming tests done both for native titles and under Steam Play with DXVK, all three tested RDNA2 graphics cards came out 8% faster overall for the particular set of games/configurations tested. Not bad at all for just minor visual quality loss, but again it will be more interesting to see this feature for lower-end parts once RDNA2 arrives for APUs and any lower-tier RX 6000 series products.
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