RADV vs. AMDVLK Vulkan Drivers Continue Stiff Performance Battle
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 18 April 2018. Page 4 of 4. 46 Comments

While is the trend now, when running this game at 4K the performance between RADV and AMDVLK was about the same to the official AMD Vulkan driver leading by a few frames in some of the scenes.

Serious Sam 3 BFE was much faster on RADV at 1080p while tightened up at 4K.

From these Vulkan Linux gaming tests today, the RADV driver overall remains faster than the official AMDVLK driver most commonly when running at 4K and in other more CPU bound scenarios. However, at 4K and in the more GPU-demanding environments is where RADV does tend to perform about the same as AMDVLK or sometimes better, particularly with the newer Vega GPU. RADV though does have the benefit of working with F1 2017 where as AMDVLK has regressed. Overall, for most gamers, using RADV remains the best choice when it comes to Radeon Vulkan support.

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