X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator With Vulkan Performing Very Well On Linux - NVIDIA/AMD OpenGL vs. Vulkan Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 8 April 2020. Page 2 of 4. 19 Comments

At 1080p with low quality settings the X-Plane 11.50 flight simulator runs quite easily still on any modern graphics cards. In this very relaxed condition, the NVIDIA driver performance on all of the tested graphics cards slightly favored the OpenGL renderer over Vulkan. But what's exciting is the dramatically better performance figures when running the Radeon graphics cards with RADV+ACO Vulkan being significantly faster than the RadeonSI OpenGL performance. But this Radeon Vulkan performance still wasn't enough to match the NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL performance in this very relaxed configuration.

As the graphical intensity increased, the NVIDIA Vulkan performance began to pull out ahead of the OpenGL performance. The RADV+ACO performance continued pulling out well ahead of the Radeon OpenGL performance.

When maxing out the graphical settings at 1080p, all of the tested graphics cards were delivering significantly better performance using Vulkan.


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