Four Years After Launch, AMD Kaveri Sees Huge Performance Boost On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 14 May 2018. Page 2 of 4. 51 Comments

BioShock Infinite with medium quality settings saw a huge boost in performance albeit still not quite playable with this Kaveri APU. The average FPS went up significantly with using the AMDGPU DRM driver rather than RadeonDRM and even more when moving to Mesa 18.2. The minimum frame-rate from beginning to end went from 3 FPS to 12 FPS.

The DiRT Rally racing game went from a 20 FPS average on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to now a 41.8 FPS average with the AMDGPU DRM and Mesa 18.2! Quite the simple change to the driver stack four years after Kaveri APUs debuted.

Dota 2 at 1080p still isn't quite playable, but it did see its performance go up quite a bit.

OpenArena improved a lot as well, now going above a 60 FPS average at 1080p.

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