The new Turnip 24.1.0 R17 has arrived! If you’re eagerly anticipating a boost in performance for your phone, then this update is bound to get you buzzing with excitement.
A Quick Comparison: R17 vs. A750 Driver
While R17 is compiled from the main source and is the current version, the A750 driver is a separate entity compiled from Danilo’s repo. The A750 driver may need to catch up to the main source regarding commits but still packs a punch for A7xx devices.
What’s New in Turnip 24.1.0 R17?
First up, Vulkan gets bumped to version 1.3.277, promising potential enhancements in performance and stability. This means you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Vulkan features and improvements on your phone.
Additionally, there’s a fix sync_wait FD in kgsl_syncobj_wait, which might squash those pesky crashes some of us have encountered. Plus, there’s some love for UBWC, with enablement in more cases. Of course, there are the usual suspects – general fixes and optimizations to keep things running smoothly.
But the big news for many users is including a separate driver for the a750 chip. This driver is based on Danilo’s repo and includes several improvements to the a750.
But The Big Question Is: Should you update?
The answer is yes, if you have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 device! This update is specifically designed for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and should significantly improve performance.
The answer is more complicated if you have an older device. Some users have reported that the new driver makes their games run worse. This driver must still be merged into the main source code, but it should work for all devices. However, it’s important to note that the a750 driver is still a few commits behind the primary source for Mesa/Turnip-related stuff.
One user reports that, compared to R16, they didn’t notice any performance boost in Zelda BOTW. They found it slightly worse, with a 1-2fps dip. It’s essential to clear your shader cache before testing a new driver.
You can attempt to lower the resolution to improve performance. However, the Turnip driver is constantly being updated and improved. Despite the minor setback, they still managed to maintain around 25fps most of the time.
If you want to learn more about the Turnip driver, you can check out the official website. Before you go, look at the scoop on Disney Realm Breakers soft launches for Android users.
Source: Droid Gamers