AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 vs. RadeonSI Git: Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, WARHAMMER & Deus Ex
A few days ago I shared some fresh AMDGPU+RadeonSI benchmarks of Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, and some other Linux games that need to be benchmarked manually due to shortcomings with these games. That earlier article with the open-source numbers was reserved for just Phoronix Premium supporters while available now to the public are those results compared to the new AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 Linux driver.
Last week I published AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 vs. Mesa 13.1-dev benchmarks using all of our Linux game testing suspects of titles that meet our automated and reproducible testing requirements. In this article are benchmarks of the other games that unfortunately don't make the cut for our routine testing requirements and thus just receive the seldom treatment aside from when pursuing requests of Phoronix Premium readers.
For this article are many tests of Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, and Total War: WARHAMMER. Plus, while it is automated-friendly but still one of the newer popular Linux games, are fresh results for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 tests were done atop the Linux 4.4 kernel with Ubuntu 16.04. The open-source driver tests were done using the Linux 4.9 kernel and Mesa 13.1-dev / LLVM 4.0 AMDGPU via the Padoka PPA. The graphics cards for this comparison were the Radeon RX 460, RX 480, and R9 Fury.
Coming up soon for our usual Linux game benchmarks will be a fresh Mesa Git comparison of --many-- different graphics cards going back to the R600g driver. Please consider supporting Phoronix and our Linux benchmarking and hardware review efforts over the past 12+ years by viewing this site without an ad-blocker, making a holiday tip, or join Phoronix Premium to view the site ad-free, multi-page articles on a single page, and other benefits while helping to advance our Linux testing efforts.