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I have searched for benchmarks to see how new drivers perform but I've found little. More importantly I am curious about progress of the drivers. Also what do you Linux users think about the drivers? Are they a positive step for Linux graphics and gaming, setting optimization aside?

I'm considering Linux but I hate to change if I'd be stuck with drivers that are inferior to windows ontop of limited games support and fps performance.
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I have searched for benchmarks to see how new drivers perform but I've found little. More importantly I am curious about progress of the drivers. Also what do you Linux users think about the drivers? Are they a positive step for Linux graphics and gaming, setting optimization aside?

I'm considering Linux but I hate to change if I'd be stuck with drivers that are inferior to windows ontop of limited games support and fps performance.

AMD Benchmarks

The new drivers have gotten better, there is also the amdgpu-pro driver, which is the proprietary driver, but the new drivers still aren't even close to the Nvidia drivers.
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Is it because new drivers ade not optimized or simply a matter of inferior software?
Edited by vodkapl - 8/12/16 at 7:02pm
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Is it because new drivers ade not optimized or simply a matter of inferior software?

Sometimes I think it may have more to do with the architecture, I don't know how else to explain terrible drivers for over 10 years. But, I do have hope that the drivers are headed in the right direction now.

If your a gamer and your thinking about moving to Linux, it would be in your best interest to get an Nvidia card. On AMD your most likely going to be disappointed.


The benchmarks I linked are the latest AMDGPU drivers, which are the open sourced drivers. Phoronix is still working on the AMDGPU-PRO driver benchmarks, which are AMD's proprietary drivers that replace the old catalyst drivers.
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My bad, I think I had catalyst benchmark tab open. Anyhow I read through the new open source driver. Pretty disappointing but...PRO driver could yield better results. Or open source driver issues being resolved.

I already have a amd gpu so ill have to wait and see how drivers and Vulcan progress. More reason to wait too according to this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=55sEPM7Ux-U

In any case thanks for recommending nvidia:)
Edited by vodkapl - 8/12/16 at 7:06pm
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