AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Radeon Vega Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Gaming Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 13 February 2018. Page 6 of 6. 89 Comments

The Talos Principle was also much faster than the Intel graphics with this 1080p testing, but still too slow on Linux to be considered playable.

Mad Max at 1080p with low quality settings on the current AMDGPU+RadeonSI driver stack for Vega is delivering under 60 FPS averages right now, but is running much faster than current generation Intel graphics.

Initial performance figures for the Vega 11 graphics on the Ryzen 5 2400G are looking positive. The Ryzen 5 2400G graphics are much stronger than Intel's Coffee Lake integrated graphics and almost always faster than the older Iris Pro graphics with eDRAM by a significant margin. As well, a big upgrade for anyone still using a Kaveri era APU. While the OpenGL/Vulkan performance was strong for integrated graphics, first was the brief battle getting the display working correctly... And then the few hangs/problems noted when running the tests...

I hope to have more on that over the next day or so and also seeing if the Vega 8 on the 2200G has a similar fate. At least it's still a pretty good showing for a day after launch support, it's possible to get working OpenGL/Vulkan today with open-source code that's available, and all bugs should get worked out in the weeks ahead if you are comfortable pulling down your driver components from Git. The Vega 11 APU graphics are enough for light gaming at 1080p or less and certainly suitable for any office/desktop or even multi-monitor environment while having open-source Linux graphics drivers but understandably any serious Linux gamers will still be wanting a discrete GPU. A follow-up article this week will be looking at precisely how fast the Raven Ridge Vega graphics are compared to discrete NVIDIA/AMD GPUs.

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