Linux 5.4 vs. Liquorix Kernel Benchmarks For AMD Ryzen + Radeon Gaming On Ubuntu
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 4 January 2020. Page 5 of 5. 23 Comments

The Tesseract performance was much lower using Liquorix compared to the mainline kernel builds.

In Thrones of Britannia and Three Kingdoms, the Liquorix kernel wasn't providing any help to this system's performance.

At least with a Ryzen 9 3900X and Radeon RX Vega 64, the Liquorix kernel based on Linux 5.4 wasn't helping out the Linux gaming performance in any real way and for some CPU-limited OpenGL games only saw significantly slower performance.

From the geometric mean of all the gaming results, the Liquprix kernel on this system was around 5% lower than just using the Linux 5.4 kernel from the Ubuntu Mainline PPA. Tests on Intel and for other workloads with Liquorix will be coming up soon on Phoronix.

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