Deferred Flushes Land For Radeon Gallium3D, Offering Better Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 10 August 2016 at 08:13 AM EDT. 8 Comments
RADEON --
The patches written about last week for using unflushed fences for deferred flushes has now landed within the Radeon Gallium3D code. Performance win!

The patches are what allow for 23%+ speed improvements for BioShock Infinite. The newly-landed patches will make the performance paired with the AMDGPU kernel driver at least 23% faster while those using the older Radeon DRM driver on kernel-side will see even larger gains. Other ported Linux games may also see performance boosts outside of BioShock Infinite; Feral Interactive their other ports may win too.

The code is now in Git. Time for some new benchmarks today/tomorrow!
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