AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Radeon Vega Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Gaming Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 13 February 2018 at 06:00 PM EST. Page 2 of 6. 89 Comments.

Coming up in the days ahead will be more extensive graphics tests as well as comparing the Vega 8 / Vega 11 graphics to various low-end discrete GPUs. For this initial testing, the performance of the Ryzen 5 2400G is being compared to a few other systems with integrated graphics. Those systems/processors include the:

AMD 10-7870K - The Kaveri API with Radeon R7 Graphics. This APU had a 3.9GHz base frequency and 4.1GHz turbo for its four cores. The onboard R7 Graphics were GCN 1.1 era with eight cores / 512 shader processors and a base clock frequency of 866MHz. This Kaveri APU had a 95 Watt TDP.

Core i5 8400 - The current-generation Coffee Lake CPU that currently retails for $199 USD, just a few dollars more than the price of the Ryzen 5 2400G when bought yesterday. This six-core processor with a 2.8GHz base frequency and 4.0GHz turbo. The CPU features UHD Graphics 640 with a maximum dynamic frequency of 1.05GHz.

Core i7 8700K - The high-end Coffee Lake CPU with six cores / 12 threads, 3.7GHz base frequency and 4.7GHz turbo frequency. This Coffee Lake CPU has UHD Graphics that clock up to 1.2GHz.

Core i7 5775C - The socketed Intel Broadwell CPU with Iris Pro Graphics 6200 having onboard 128MB eDRAM. The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 clock up to 1.15GHz. The i7-5775C itself is a quad core / eight thread processor with 3.2GHz base frequency and 3.7GHz turbo frequency.

More comparison parts will be found in the upcoming Ryzen 3 2200G Linux graphics review.

All of these systems were tested while using Ubuntu 17.10 x86_64 with the Linux 4.15.2 kernel and Mesa 18.1-dev built against LLVM 7.0 SVN via the Padoka PPA. The GNOME Shell desktop was used but with the X.Org session. Each system had memory at its maximum number of supported memory channels and maximum supported frequency.

In the case of the A10-7870K, I switched to using the AMDGPU DRM rather than Radeon DRM as the Kaveri APU uses by default in order to have RADV support. All systems were using the performance CPU frequency scaling governor during these Linux gaming tests. Though with AMDGPU or even pulling back to Radeon DRM, a number of the (mostly Steam) Linux game tests were unstable and leading to system hangs in this configuration, so there are only A10-7870K Radeon R7 graphics results for some of the games.

Once getting past the display woes with Raven Ridge, there was a hang during testing with glmark2 eventually causing the Ryzen 5 2400G system to hang.

When launching some graphics tests like BioShock Infinite there would also be a hang and a distorted display as pictured above. The Raven Ridge APU also failed to run the Tomb Raider benchmark even though it works with other hardware on RadeonSI, including the Radeon RX Vega graphics cards.

On these Intel/AMD systems a range of OpenGL and Vulkan graphics and Linux gaming benchmarks were run for getting an early look at the Ryzen 5 2400G potential on Linux at this time.

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