On Linux 4.6, Some Fresh RadeonSI Mesa 11.2 vs. Mesa Git Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 1 June 2016 at 12:56 PM EDT. 1 Comment
MESA --
With the branching this week for the huge Mesa 12.0 milestone, here are some fresh Mesa 11.2 stable vs. Mesa Git benchmarks I ran today/yesterday with several graphics cards on Ubuntu 16.04 with the Padoka PPA for the updated Mesa Git stack plus also pulling down the Linux 4.6.0 stable release.

For these fresh Mesa 11.2 vs. Git benchmarks I used a Radeon R9 270X, R9 285, R7 370, and R9 FURY this round for the open-source AMD Linux benchmarking from this system.

Besides the possible performance improvements, OpenGL 4.3 is great too for RadeonSI with the upcoming Mesa 12.0 release -- permitting you have LLVM 3.9 SVN and the very latest Linux kernel.

Unigine Heaven sees significantly faster performance with Mesa Git, due to the big tessellation optimizations for RadeonSI.

Dota 2 at 4K saw only small changes in performance with the four AMD GCN cards tested.

Other tests were barely any change.

You can see these other routine OpenGL benchmarks from Mesa Git via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file. While not all of the tests saw performance improvements (in fact, not too many), at least there's many other new features to Mesa 12 not only for RadeonSI but pretty much all users.
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