Radeon's ROCm 1.5 OpenCL Support Is Working Out Better
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 18 May 2017. Page 2 of 2. 13 Comments

The Darktable RAW photography software package with OpenCL was slightly faster using ROCm over the current AMDGPU-PRO driver package.

The Blender performance was close between operating systems.

Where AMDGPU-PRO's OpenCL implementation was still coming out ahead was in the LuxMark OpenCL benchmark.

It will be exciting to see how ROCm OpenCL support matures in 2017.

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