AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 Tests On Deus Ex: Mankind Divided With Ubuntu 16.04
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 21 November 2016 at 01:24 PM EST. 22 Comments
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Earlier this month when Feral released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux, the game wasn't launching with AMDGPU-PRO during my testing on Ubuntu 16.10. The game didn't start at all and would crash immediately -- unlike the NVIDIA binary driver on the same system or when ultimately running AMDGPU+RadeonSI tests for this game. Under Ubuntu 16.04 with AMDGPU-PRO 16.40, I've now got the game running.

With the Radeon RX 460/470/480 and R9 Fury on AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 the game was running, but with the R9 285 and R9 290, the game would crash beyond 1920 x 1080 low quality settings. Keep in mind for now Feral only officially supports NVIDIA graphics for this game.

The AMDGPU-PRO OpenGL results are indeed faster than the RadeonSI open-source numbers, but the AMD performance is still coming up short of NVIDIA.

You can find more early test data via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file that you can use to compare to our many NVIDIA Linux results and RadeonSI tests. I'll have more numbers from this Ubuntu 16.04 system configuration to share shortly.
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