Radeon RX Vega On Linux: High-Performance GPUs & Open-Source No Longer An Oxymoron
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 14 August 2017. Page 10 of 14. 123 Comments

The Phoronix Test Suite also makes it easy to generate performance-per-dollar graphs. Though given the short supply of Radeon GPUs at major Internet retailers and for the supplies that are available generally very marked up due to the ongoing GPU mining craze. The RX Vega prices used are the MSRPs communicated by AMD: $399 for the RX Vega 56 and $499 for the RX Vega 64. We'll see soon enough if Internet retailers increase the prices due to the anticipated mining demand and how exactly the supply is looking for Vega cards from different AIB vendors. All the Radeon tests here were done with the RadeonSI driver rather than the slower AMDGPU-PRO driver.

With the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided performance, the Vega 56 and Vega 64 on a performance-per-dollar basis are in line with NVIDIA's Pascal cards. Keep in mind there are still significant Vega performance optimizations expected, which could further inch Vega ahead of the Pascal cards. The Radeon RX 580, meanwhile, offered the best value -- assuming you can find an RX 580 in stock.

DiRT Rally, the recent Linux gaming release, was performing well on Vega and allowed the Vega cards to lead over Pascal hardware in having the best value.


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