Compare Your Linux System's OpenGL Performance Side-By-Side With The Radeon RX 480
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 29 June 2016 at 09:00 PM EDT. 28 Comments
Here are some 1080p OpenGL results (as opposed to our plethora of 1440p and 4K data today) for the brand new Radeon RX 480 and available via so you can easily compare your own Linux system(s) performance against these reference numbers using the open-source driver stack.

To this result file I've uploaded a number of benchmarks that can be easily run via in a fully-automated manner and don't require owning any particular games on Steam, etc. There are some Steam Linux games included in this result file, but still plenty that are worthwhile even if you don't have Steam installed and want to see your relative Linux graphics performance to that of this Radeon RX 480 configuration:

You can see the standalone results below or via the page but for making best use of this data from RX 480 + Linux 4.7 + Mesa 12.1-dev, install the Phoronix Test Suite on the Linux distribution of your choice and then simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1606297-HA-RADEONRX427. It's that easy on most distributions!

For those more interested in compute/OpenCL, I should have up some AMDGPU-PRO RX 480 results tomorrow (due to its superior OpenCL stack right now compared to Clover) for a range of open-source OpenCL benchmarks.
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