Latest Linux OpenCL Radeon Drivers vs. NVIDIA, Fight!

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Linux and AMD users may be interested in the latest AMD OpenCL drivers vs NVIDIA’s latest proprietary drivers fight. It is nice to see AMD cards getting some Linux love after years of just blah…especially with more and more games being ported to Linux and not just stuck on Windows.

Thanks to the awesome guys at Phoronix for the testing! No gaming testing this time.

This article is to serve as some fresh Radeon VII OpenCL benchmark figures on Linux while also tossing in the Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX 580 as some reference figures. These tests were done on ROCm 2.4 while just before the weekend ROCm 2.5 shipped. Unfortunately due to an E3 event I didn’t have the time to test ROCm 2.5 yet, but no OpenCL performance changes are noted. Anyhow, as soon as I’m back will be some ROCm 2.5 tests. The NVIDIA tests meanwhile were using the current 430 series driver while testing the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1080, GTX 1650, GTX 1660 Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, and TITAN RTX for a wide-range of NVIDIA OpenCL Linux performance metrics.


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