Valve's ACO Helps Put New Life Into Radeon GCN 1.0 GPUs With ~9% Better Linux Gaming Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 30 January 2020. Page 5 of 5. 14 Comments

Total War: Three Kingdoms was seeing much better performance as well with ACO enabled for this aging Radeon HD 7950 graphics card.

Of all the Vulkan-powered games tested on Ubuntu Linux for this Radeon HD 7950 (GCN 1.0) comparison, this newly-added ACO support boosted the performance by about 9% overall. The only game running into rendering problems that we found with ACO was Batman: Arkham Origins. So overall the forthcoming Mesa 20.0 release will be a nice upgrade for those still running AMD GCN 1.0 hardware and looking for better performance by enabling ACO.

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