NVIDIA vs. Radeon Vulkan & OpenGL Performance With A Celeron, Pentium & Core i7
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 13 July 2017. Page 2 of 6. 22 Comments

First up is Dota 2 at 1080p.

When running Dota 2 with OpenGL at 1080p, the GTX 1060 vs. RX 580 performance is nearly the same when using the Celeron G3930 and Pentium G4600 where the game is largely CPU-bound. But when testing with the Intel Core i7 7700K, the RX 580 had a 136 FPS average to the GTX 1060's 160 FPS average.

When switching to the Vulkan renderer, we see much better performance each step of the way but with a notable exception for the Radeon RX 580 with RADV. The performance with RADV on the RX 580 came down to being the same between the Pentium G4600 and Core i7 7700K. Worth noting for RADV as well is with the Celeron G3930, RADV for Dota 2 at 1080p ended up being faster with Vulkan than OpenGL (80 vs. 66 FPS) but with the Pentium CPU is where the performance was then about the same.

Dota 2 at 4K with OpenGL saw better performance with the NVIDIA Linux driver on the GTX 1060.

When keeping the GPU busy with Dota 2 at 3840 x 2160, the results were similar across the tested CPUs while NVIDIA still held the lead.

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