Radeon Linux Gaming Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs. Ubuntu 17.10
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 18 October 2017. Page 4 of 4. 17 Comments

Not much to see out of ET: Legacy.

Tesseract is showing performance improvements with all tested graphics cards on Ubuntu 17.10.

Unigine Superposition is another example of (X)Wayland overhead issues but does run faster if switching over to the X.Org session.

Xonotic is also showing performance improvements with the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack on Ubuntu 17.10.

While no surprise to anyone who reads enough Phoronix, there has been a ton of open-source Radeon Linux driver advancements this year so far that are now incorporated into Ubuntu 17.10. This Ubuntu release doesn't incorporate the soon-to-be-released Mesa 17.3 even, but that can be added in via a Launchpad PPA or built from source. There are also AMDGPU DRM benefits from using Linux 4.14 or the very exciting Linux 4.15 to soon enter development. With only a few games are there measurable performance problems attributed to using the Wayland GNOME session instead of the X.Org Server.

Similar Intel graphics tests of Ubuntu 17.04 vs. 17.10 are coming up shortly.

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