Radeon RX 5600 XT With New vBIOS Offering Better Linux Performance Following Fix

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 24 January 2020. Page 2 of 5. 42 Comments

With Hitman 2, which runs on Linux via Steam Play, the new video BIOS provided very slight uplift for the RX 5600 XT but even with the old vBIOS was just behind the RTX 2060 performance level.

With Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the recent port by Feral Interactive to Linux, raised the average frame-rate from 89 FPS to 98 FPS, thus putting it ahead now of the GTX 1660 SUPER and GTX 1660 Ti while still being about eight frames behind the RTX 2060.

Strange Brigade is another Steam Play title on Linux and with medium settings went from 154 to 171 FPS, thereby putting its performance ahead of the entire GTX 1660 series line-up plus the GTX 1070 while still coming in behind the RTX 2060.

With ultra quality settings for Strange Brigade at 1080p, the RX 5600 XT performance went from 134 to 150 frames per second, which not only put the card faster now than the RX Vega 56 but also the GTX 1070.

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