The Radeon RX Vega Performance With AMDGPU DRM-Next 4.21 vs. NVIDIA Linux Gaming
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 2 December 2018. Page 5 of 5. 51 Comments

AMDGPU+RADV Linux performance for Vega is also looking more competitive on the latest kernel code for Thrones of Britannia, one of the recent Vulkan-powered Feral game ports.

The recently released Warhammer II Linux port also sees a small bump in performance out of the newer kernel Direct Rendering Manager code.

In many instances, when using Linux 4.20 (or DRM-Next for Linux 4.21), the Radeon RX Vega 64 performance with the RADV Vulkan driver in particular now is competing more often with the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti than the GTX 1070. With the DRM-Next code ahead of Linux 4.21 with the Vega GPU we haven't seen any real changes in performance over Linux 4.20 for better or worse. For the games making use of OpenGL with RadeonSI, the performance remains mostly unchanged and on that front the performance still tends to be closer to the GTX 1070 than the GTX 1070 Ti.

Stay tuned for a larger Linux GPU comparison on these latest driver packages coming up in the week ahead.

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