More AMDGPU DC + RadeonSI/RADV vs. NVIDIA Linux OpenGL+Vulkan Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 5 October 2017 at 08:43 AM EDT. 21 Comments
Last week I published the Radeon RX Vega Performance With Mesa 17.3-dev + LLVM 6 + drm-next-4.15-dc article offering a fresh look at the RX Vega 56/64 Linux performance using the new AMDGPU DC code that's likely to be merged in Linux 4.15. As well, the latest Mesa 17.3-dev Git code built against LLVM 6.0 SVN while all compared to the latest NVIDIA driver. Out of that article came some premium requests to see a larger comparison, so here that is.

Using the same driver combinations on Ubuntu 17.04 with the same box in the aforelinked article, the comparison now consists of:

- Radeon R9 285
- Radeon RX 560
- Radeon RX 580
- Radeon R9 Fury
- Radeon RX Vega 56
- Radeon RX Vega 64
- GeForce GTX 970
- GeForce GTX 980
- GeForce GTX 980 Ti
- GeForce GTX 1050
- GeForce GTX 1060
- GeForce GTX 1070
- GeForce GTX 1080
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Due to being short on time due to Coffee Lake, all of the results are embedded below in a one-page view -- similar to how Phoronix Premium members get to see all featured articles on Phoronix: as a single-page, ad-free. Consider joining Phoronix Premium to enjoy these benefits while supporting all of our Linux hardware benchmarking and review work done single-handedly by myself. Thanks for considering your support.

RadeonSI could still use some more improvements for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. But will be interesting to see how it goes when the new CS:GO update is out soon with Vulkan support.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has come a long way on RadeonSI compared to its subpar performance when the Feral port was first released.

But still more work could be done.

The current Dota 2 OpenGL vs. Vulkan numbers...

And the graphics API difference with Dawn of War III.

A ton more benchmark data from this Linux gaming comparison is available via this result file.
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