Basemark GPU benchmarking Vulkan performance
|Initial release||v-2020.Q3.6 September 27, 2020|
(Vulkan driver for AMD GPUs)
|License||MIT Software License|
AMDVLK is a MIT-licensed Vulkan driver for AMD graphics cards. It differs from the Mesa RADV Vulkan driver included most GNU/Linux distributions by default. It is built on top of AMD's Platform Abstraction Library (PAL).
Performance and application support differs from the RADV driver. What driver you prefer will probably be a simple matter of taste. You have to install AMDVLK if you want to use it, GNU/Linux distributions ship the Mesa RADV Vulkan driver by default.
AMDVLK is only officially supported on:
- Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit version)
- Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit version)
- RedHat 8.2 (64-bit version)
- RedHat 7.8 (64-bit version)
It is possible to use the AMDVLK drivers on a wide range of "unsupported" distributions. Distributions who use Ubuntu as a base will be able to use the Ubuntu-packages and the RedHat packages work fine on Fedora.
|GPU Family||AMDVLK status||GPU(s)||Generation|
|AMD Athlon 5350 APU with Radeon R3|
|Vega||Radeon RX Vega Series||gfx9|