DiRT Rally 2.0 Linux NVIDIA vs. AMD Radeon 18-Way Steam Play Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 4 March 2019. Page 5 of 5. 20 Comments

Lastly are the numbers for 4K. The GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 580 and better could still handle Dirt Rally 2.0 on Linux under Steam Play with low quality settings at 3840 x 2160. The Radeon RX Vega 56/64 on RADV were performing very well and actually ahead of the GeForce GTX 1080, something that wasn't even possible with the open-source AMD Linux driver stack until some months ago.

If you want to run at 4K with high quality settings, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2080 series is really needed. For what it's worth here, the Radeon RX Vega cards tested dipped back below the GeForce GTX 1080 level. It's unfortunate the Radeon VII is currently experiencing stability issues with the Linux driver stack tested.

Across all eight resolutions/settings tested, lastly is a look at the harmonic mean of all those frame-rates. The Radeon RADV performance is great for this new AAA game running under Linux thanks to Valve's Steam Play: the Radeon RX 580/590 were running between the GTX 1060 and GTX 1660 Ti while the Radeon RX Vega 56/64 were around the GeForce RTX 2060 and GTX 1080.

Thanks to this game meeting our test requirements, you can see this Steam Play game in more of our upcoming Linux GPU and driver benchmarks. It's still quite exciting how well this brand new Windows game is running on Linux thanks to Steam Play.


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