Fresh AMDGPU-PRO vs. Mesa 12.1-dev Performance FIgures For The Radeon RX 480
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 16 July 2016 at 04:19 PM EDT. 23 Comments
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As it's been a few weeks since the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch and there's been more RadeonSI Polaris commits since launch day, I figured I'd run some fresh benchmarks this weekend of the open vs. hybrid AMD Linux driver stacks.

While there have been RadeonSI Gallium3D related work published since, there's still just the same launch-day AMDGPU-PRO 16.30.3 driver release available, even while the Windows driver stack has seen multiple updates in this time for the RX 480. But that launch-day driver is slightly newer than the AMDGPU-PRO tests I did a few days in advance of its formal launch, so may be somewhat more interesting.

On the open-source driver side I was using Linux 4.7 Git and Mesa 12.1-dev Git from the Padoka PPA as of this Saturday. I used Linux 4.7 Git as the 4.8 DRM-Next tests didn't end up being too interesting that I did a few days ago. So here's the latest AMDGPU-PRO vs. RadeonSI mainline performance as of this weekend.

View more of these OpenGL driver benchmarking results via this result file.
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