OpenGL vs. Vulkan With Intel Kabylake On Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 19 May 2017. Page 3 of 3. 1 Comment

With the runs from Serious Sam Fusion 2017, OpenGL ranged from being noticeably faster than the Intel Vulkan driver to only being a little bit faster.

Stay tuned for more Linux Vulkan tests as more Vulkan games get released this year and the open-source graphics driver stack continues to evolve.

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