AMD Crimson Driver Downgrades Performance on Linux
Recently, AMD claimed that the company will provide over a 100% performance boost in some Linux games via the Crimson Driver. The stats they showed were impressive so we expected Linux performance to improve.
AMD shared a few slides which showed 112% performance boost in Bioshock Infinite, 113% in DOTA and a staggering 155% in Total War.
But is the performance actually as good as they claim? While Windows users look pretty happy about Crimson and the optimizations it brought, how does AMD users feel about this?
Well, here is a performance analysis of AMD Crimson using various AMD cards running Metro 2033 Redux.
As you can see, it actually downgrades performance compared to AMD Catalyst 15.9. AMD really dropped the ball on this one and once again Linux players screwed over.
It looks like AMD Crimson Driver is not the way to go for Linux users, so they better stick with Catalyst for now. Well, at least until AMD fixes this problem.
Using AMD Crimson Driver on Linux? Let us know what you think of its performance below.