RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan Performance vs. OpenGL In May 2017

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 12 May 2017. Page 5 of 7. 19 Comments

Now for those wondering how AMDGPU-PRO OpenGL and RadeonSI Gallium3D fall into the mix...

Vulkan AMDGPU-PRO vs. RADV May 2017

With these side-by-side OpenGL results, we see the fastest Dota 2 configuration tested was Vulkan with AMDGPU-PRO. RadeonSI OpenGL though does very well and with the exception of the RX 580 is close to the AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan levels. RadeonSI was faster than AMDGPU-PRO OpenGL for this Valve game.

Vulkan AMDGPU-PRO vs. RADV May 2017

The Dota 2 4K results seem to show the RX 580 having OpenGL performance regressions too compared to our earlier RX 580 launch testing, so may be a regression in the Linux 4.12 code. RadeonSI and AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan were the winners still in this 4K testing.

Vulkan AMDGPU-PRO vs. RADV May 2017

The CPU utilization was generally lower when using the Vulkan drivers over OpenGL.

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