AMD Radeon VII Linux Benchmarks - Powerful Open-Source Graphics For Compute & Gaming
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 7 February 2019. Page 7 of 11. 80 Comments

With Unigine Heaven being an OpenGL heavy benchmark, the Radeon VII on the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver was running superb and came in 18% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080.

With the newer Unigine Superposition benchmark, the Radeon VII had a nearly 20% advantage over the RTX 2080 in this OpenGL benchmark.

Next we are looking at the performance-per-Watt and overall AC system power consumption using the data gathered by the Phoronix Test Suite in real-time for the total AC power usage during these different Linux benchmarks.

One of the areas where the Radeon GPUs have been lagging behind for a while in competitiveness has been in the performnace-per-Watt area with Polaris and Vega. With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided we see a 40% performance-per-Watt improvement with Radeon VII compared to the Radeon RX Vega series. This leap is enough to put the Radeon VII power efficiency in line with the GTX 1070/1080 and RTX 2070/2080 series for this OpenGL game, but still behind the higher-tier Pascal and Turing graphics cards.

During the Deus Ex benchmark, the Radeon VII had an average AC system power consumption for the Core i9 9900K rig of 261 Watts with a peak of 368 Watts, much lower than the 310 Watt average of the RX Vega 64 and the 405 Watt peak AC power. But that still puts the VII behind the RTX 2080 with a 239 Watt average and 281 Watt peak for the AC system power numbers.

In Vulkan-powered Linux games as well we see the Radeon VII taking a nice leap in efficiency over the RX Vega series and now in-line with the Pascal and select Turing graphics cards.

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