Upgrading Ubuntu 22.04's Kernel & Mesa For Better AMD RDNA2 Performance
Particularly for the lighter games, Linux 5.17 and newer was providing a nice bump for the open-source Radeon graphics performance.
X-Plane 11 was another program also seeing a Radeon performance advantage on Linux 5.17+.
Overall the most significant boost in affected workloads was when upgrading the month-old Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for the Radeon Linux gaming performance was switching from the default 5.15-based kernel to using Linux 5.17 or newer. The Radeon RX 6750 XT and other RDNA2 desktop graphics cards are in good shape already with the out-of-the-box Ubuntu 22.04 LTS support but if you are comfortable upgrading your Mesa or especially your Linux kernel version there are some healthy performance improvements to enjoy for users of the open-source Radeon graphics driver stack.
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