Some More Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Linux ROCm OpenCL Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 11 August 2017 at 09:00 AM EDT. 14 Comments
A Phoronix reader allowed me to access his Radeon Vega Frontier Edition system when checking on the ROCm OpenCL benchmark and uploaded the data to

The box I had remote access to had the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition accelerator with AMD Ryzen 5 1600 + Gigabyte AB350M-D3H motherboard, 16GB RAM, and Samsung 960 EVO SSD. The system was using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86_64 and was using ROCm 1.6 with its 4.11-compute-rocm-rel kernel.

ROCm is still maturing for Vega hardware, so expect more performance improvements to come, especially with some kernel work ongoing by AMD engineers. But for those wanting to see where the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition stands today with the current ROCm release:

I compared this system's Vega FE performance to my recent 16-Way GPU OpenCL Showdown With Radeon ROCm, NVIDIA 384 On Linux results.

More details via this result file. It will be interesting to see how the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition performs once its Linux driver/ROCm code has matured as well as how the performance is for the upcoming Radeon RX Vega series. The ROCm Vega results should be particularly interesting once the 2MB pages support lands:

Thanks to Phoronix reader "ratbuddy" for remote access to this Frontier Edition Linux system.
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