The most recent Linux 5.16 Kernel has introduced in a pleasant efficiency enchancment for AMD Ryzen APU homeowners, as demonstrated by Phoronix.
Linux 5.16 Kernel Provides AMD Ryzen APUs Up To A 28% Efficiency Increase
Phoronix has printed a sequence of benchmarks on the not too long ago launched Linux 5.16 Kernel and it appears like AMD’s Ryzen APU customers are in for a deal with. The efficiency benchmarks have been accomplished on AMD’s Ryzen 7 Professional 5850U and Ryzen 5 5500, based mostly on the Zen 3 & Zen 2 structure, respectively.
Totally different variations of the Linux Kernel have been used to match the gen-over-gen enhancements and embody:
- Linux 5.11 + Mesa 21.0.3
- Linux 5.15.10 + Mesa 21.0.3
- Linux 5.15.10 + Mesa 21.2.6
- Linux 5.15.10 + Mesa 21.3.2
- Linux 5.15.10 + Mesa 22.0-dev
- Linux 5.16 + Mesa 22.0-dev
The most important achieve in efficiency was seen within the Xonotic 0.8.2 with a 28% enchancment over Linux 5.15.10 working on Mesa22.0 construct. The general efficiency soar is round 5-10% which is a strong improve for customers with notebooks working on AMD Ryzen APUs. The opposite laptop computer that includes Ryzen 5 5500U additionally featured a pleasant efficiency bump with as much as 14% achieve in GLmark 2 & Xonotic & about a median 7% achieve typically.
This enchancment with Linux 5.16 was fascinating and got here surprising. Linux 5.16 has many new features together with AMDGPU kernel driver enhancements, however this Radeon Vega graphics enhance got here as a shock as there wasn’t any introduced optimization and the Vega graphics assist at this stage is kind of mature. It could even be a mixture of CPU-related enhancements with Linux 5.16.
That is undoubtedly nice information for AMD Ryzen APU pocket book homeowners and it appears like it’s undoubtedly value upgrading to the newest Linux 5.16 Kernel as there are solely positive aspects to be made. There are benchmarks that do not see an enormous efficiency soar however in addition they do not have a efficiency regression over the earlier Linux Kernels so total, it is a win-win state of affairs for Ryzen homeowners. A secure launch of the Linux 5.16 Kernel is predicted to be launched on the ninth of January.