AMDGPU-PRO vs. NVIDIA OpenCL Performance With ArrayFire Using 18 GPUs
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 25 January 2017. Page 4 of 4. 17 Comments

In the end though it ended up being a toss-up with these AMDGPU-PRO vs. NVIDIA Linux OpenCL results. In a number of the OpenCL results, this proprietary OpenCL driver on Linux was slower than all of the NVIDIA graphics cards tested -- even a R9 Fury and RX 480 losing out to a GeForce GTX 750 Ti. But then in other tests, the AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL driver had a really strong showing and in some of these micro-tests the high-end AMD hardware even beat out the NVIDIA Pascal cards tested.

Of all the tests run, the GeForce GTX 1080 won the most to no surprise with 127 of the tests while the GTX 980 Ti managed to run first in 66 of the tests, while the R9 290 / R9 Fury were the strongest competitors with AMDGPU-PRO and combined had just 76 wins of the 300+ tests. Keep in mind though that count is simply of the number of times the card is in front relative to others, regardless of how close of a race it was, if there was little scaling by modern GPUs, and other factors to consider besides which number is first without making other considerations.

The GeForce GTX 750 Ti was the slowest in 231 of the tests, as would be expected as it was definitely the weakest GPU hardware tested. But even still, the RX 460 had 48 last-place finishes and 5 other last place finishes for the other Radeon GPUs.

Those wanting to dig through all of the 300+ results in full can find all of the data via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

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