AMD APUs will see a 28% increase in performance on Linux

The latest kernel update for the Linux operating system has brought the proud owners of an AMD Ryzen APU a nice surprise in the form of a significant increase in performance.

In the end, the 5.16 Linux kernel brought a 28 percent improvement in performance, regardless of whether these processors are based on the Zen 2 or Zen 3 architecture!

AMD APUs will see a 28% increase in performance on Linux


The increase in performance naturally always depends on the processor and the operating system version used. Because the 28% increase was only seen on Linux 5.15.10 in the Mesa22.0 build.

On average, however, we see an increase in performance between 10 and 15% across the scale. Great news for the Linux OS-dependent community, especially notebooks where AMD APUs rule.

Interestingly, this performance boost came unexpectedly! Because despite the expected expansion of several features and driver improvements for the AMDGPU, this performance boost on the Vega architecture side was completely unexpected. After all, the optimization of the Vega graphics architecture was already considered mature. So there isn’t much room for serious improvement. Nevertheless, in addition to the improvements in the CPU area, we had this nice ‘surprise’.

In short, if you have a Linux machine, or like me and have a Linux distribution on your work laptop, then without a doubt, upgrading your operating system kernel is a good idea. But it can also be a good idea to wait, as the final version of the update won’t be available until January 9th.

Besides, what do you think of all of this? Interested in this increase in performance? There’s no denying that AMD is doing a good job in the mobile world. Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

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