How The Radeon OpenGL Performance Has Evolved From The HD 2900XT To RX Vega
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 15 August 2017. Page 6 of 6. 26 Comments

Unigine Valley could run on the AMD hardware going back to the Radeon HD 4870 while ran into a hang with it on the RX Vega 64.

And its performance-per-Watt was leading with the RX Vega 56 over the Fiji and Polaris GPUs.

Lastly is a look at the AC system power consumption over the span of all the OpenGL benchmarks carried out for this article. The R9 Fury power use ended up spiking higher than the RX Vega hardware, but as you can see, the average power use of the R9 Fury is much lower than both the RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64. The RX Vega 56 had an average and minimum power draw similar to the RX Vega 64 but its peak power use was 40 Watts lower.

For those curious about how AMD's Radeon GPU performance has evolved over the better part of the past decade, hopefully you found these numbers interesting as well as how the performance-per-Watt has changed over the years. If you didn't read it yet, see yesterday's Radeon RX Vega Linux review for a larger (and more modern) OpenGL/Vulkan GPU comparison.

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