Linux 5.2 + Mesa 19.2 Performance With Polaris/Vega/Vega20 vs. NVIDIA On Ubuntu 19.04
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 26 May 2019. Page 5 of 5. 19 Comments

If looking at the geometric mean of all the games tested that ran on all cards tested, the Radeon VII performance averaged out to be 7% faster than the RTX 2070 while the RTX 2080 had an advantage of 9.5%. The RX Vega 64 performance was just shy of the GTX 1080. Overall, not a bad showing for the open-source AMD Radeon Linux driver stack and continues to run increasingly competitive with NVIDIA's long-standing proprietary but performant and feature-packed driver stack. It will certainly be interesting to see where the Radeon RX 5700 series align under Linux next month during our benchmarking.

As well, where the Radeon RX 5700/5700XT will stand for power efficiency afainst the NVIDIA competition.

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