Vulkan vs. OpenGL Linux Game CPU Core Scaling

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 26 June 2017. Page 3 of 3. 31 Comments
Vulkan vs. OpenGL CPU Core Scaling Linux

Serious Sam 3: BFE with the 2017 Fusion update saw some scaling with both OpenGL and Vulkan when going from one to two threads while the gains beyond that were quite minimal.

Vulkan vs. OpenGL CPU Core Scaling Linux

With ultra quality settings for Serious Sam 3: BFE, the fluctuations were even more minimal.

Vulkan vs. OpenGL CPU Core Scaling Linux

With Talos Principle there was very little difference in the results while Vulkan continued out ahead.

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