RadeonSI Gallium3D Made Impressive Performance Gains In 2017

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 20 December 2017 at 12:00 PM EST. Page 5 of 5. 12 Comments.
Radeon 2017 Tests

The R9 Fury manages to run Metro Last Light Redux 36% faster with the latest Radeon open-source driver code.

Radeon 2017 Tests

Tomb Raider's performance only went up slightly this year.

Radeon 2017 Tests

The RX 580 and R9 Fury were pushing higher in Unigine Heaven.

Radeon 2017 Tests

Unigine Superposition was also pushing a few frames higher this year.

Radeon 2017 Tests

Xonotic performance is also even up this year with the latest AMDGPU+RadeonSI driver code.

Overall, the open-source Radeon OpenGL performance improved a heck of a lot this year. In many of these Steam Linux games there were double digit improvements to find when running the newer RX 580 / R9 Fury graphics cards from the driver stack found in Ubuntu 16.04.3/17.04 and other early H1'2017 Linux distributions to that of what you find now in December with Linux 4.15 and Mesa 17.4-dev (to be released in February as Mesa 18.0). As has already been show, the RX Vega performance is also up greatly since its summer launch.

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