Basemark last week released GPUScore: Breaking Limit as a

AMD vs. NVIDIA Vulkan Ray-Tracing Performance On Linux With Breaking Limit

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2024-07-11 00:30:03

Basemark last week released GPUScore: Breaking Limit as a "groundbreaking cross-platform ray-tracing benchmark" that is scalable from mobile to desktops. They self-describe Breaking Limit as "the world's first true cross-platform benchmark for ray tracing." Given that and the benchmark meeting my benchmarking criteria, I've been trying it out on various AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Linux.

GPUScore: Breaking Limit has a native Linux build available and that directly leverages the Vulkan API. Breaking Limit is a nice benchmark and the commercial version suits my benchmarking requirements around automation. Breaking Limit can be run with ray-tracing disabled as an additional interesting metric for looking at the overhead but it's designed to be used as a ray-tracing benchmark.

Curious about how well Breaking Limit is doing on Linux and stressing the major Vulkan Linux drivers, I cycled through various AMD Radeon RX 7000 series on the Mesa 24.2-devel RADV driver and then NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards with the latest R555 stable driver release.

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