5-Way Mesa 12.1-dev + Linux 4.7 Git Radeon Comparison
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 19 June 2016 at 09:48 AM EDT. 20 Comments
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Following the massive Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Graphics Performance With Radeon Software, AMDGPU-PRO, AMDGPU+RadeonSI article, I immediately started work on my next article... In preparation for a hardware launch Linux testing later this month, I started testing my collection of AMD cards on Linux 4.7 and Mesa 12.1-dev. Here are some of those results if you are curious, including performance-per-Watt metrics.

The cards tested so far this weekend on this bleeding-edge driver stack were the R9 270X, R9 285, R9 290, R7 370, and R9 Fury. Mesa 12.1-dev was from Git yesterday using the Padoka PPA and also built with LLVM 3.9 SVN. The Linux 4.7 kernel was from Git in the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA this week.

These results are of added interest beyond the perf-per-Watt metrics now that the test profiles for Metro 2033 Redux / Metro Last Light Redux have been patched with a workaround for getting those game benchmarks working. Also from the Windows vs. Linux testing with seeing F1 2015 now playing fine on Mesa, that racing game has been included in this round of testing too...

If you are interested in these extra benchmarks this weekend, visit this OpenBenchmarking.org result file. A larger comparison will come later this month including AMDGPU-PRO reference data. If you want to help with this testing and see them become much more interesting, please join Phoronix Premium.
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