The AMD Radeon RX Vega Launch Performance Compared To 2019 Linux Drivers
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 24 December 2018. Page 7 of 7. 26 Comments

Even outside of Linux games, in the synthetic GLMark2 OpenGL benchmark saw around a 13% performance increase on the Radeon RX Vega 64.

The ParaView workstation software saw massive performance improvements with the latest open-source Radeon driver compared to what shipped towards the end of 2017.

Lastly, for all the FPS tests here is a look at the harmonic mean of all the data for getting a general idea of how the Vega performance has evolved... The RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 performance are both up by 40% with Mesa 19.0 + Linux 5.0 compared to the Mesa 17.3 + Linux 4.15 performance shortly after the RX Vega graphics cards began to ship. Not only was the OpenGL/Vulkan performance much better, but the power consumption tended to be much better as well: the idle AC power consumption was now 10~20 Watts lower and even for the game tests that don't keep the GPU entirely busy, there were power savings with the power management code appearing to more aggressively handle the switching between performance states.

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