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    Phoronix: High-End NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Comparison

    After last week carrying out separate NVIDIA Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmarks and similar AMD Radeon Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.04 tests, today we are pitting the GeForce and Radeon graphics cards against each other on Ubuntu Linux with the very latest drivers to see how their performance compares now head-on. With this testing we have some Steam games plus are also monitoring the power consumption, performance-per-Watt, and GPU thermal metrics.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20445

  • #2
    Typo: catlayst.

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    • #3
      How about a mining benchmark? There are opencl miners out there and also cuda-only ones. While nvidia used to be quite slow for scrypt, it seems to be much faster for X11 based coins.

      https://github.com/prettyhatemachine/sph-sgminer
      https://github.com/cbuchner1/ccminer

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      • #4
        Yeah i liked that little king in the middle .

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        • #5
          This is really sad to see for us 290 owners.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
            This is really sad to see for us 290 owners.
            not that sad for germans. the cheapest 290 retails here for 300 , while the cheapest 770 in the same store is 280 while having 2GB RAM less. cheapest 4GB 770 is 340!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
              not that sad for germans. the cheapest 290 retails here for 300 €, while the cheapest 770 in the same store is 280€ while having 2GB RAM less. cheapest 4GB 770 is 340€!!!
              Yep and here in in east europe cheapest price are the same for both GTX 770 4GB and R9 290 4GB it is 360€ right now . Cheapest GTX 770 with 2GB can be found for slightly below 300€. Most expensive models of both are also the same at around 420 €. Cheapest R9 290X is 410€, etc... .

              But yeah GTX 770 4GB and R9 290 4GB are clearly in the same pricetag here .
              Last edited by dungeon; 05-26-2014, 06:34 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
                not that sad for germans. the cheapest 290 retails here for 300 , while the cheapest 770 in the same store is 280 while having 2GB RAM less. cheapest 4GB 770 is 340!!!
                What matters is performance, not VRAM size.

                290 is literally a power hog compared to the 770, not to mention the noise and temperature issues.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                  What matters is performance, not VRAM size.
                  Both matters for somebody .

                  290 is literally a power hog compared to the 770, not to mention the noise and temperature issues.
                  770 is declared as 230W and 290 as 275W TDP devices, so that is only 15% difference... they are both power hogs .

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                    What matters is performance, not VRAM size.

                    290 is literally a power hog compared to the 770, not to mention the noise and temperature issues.
                    While I appreciate and understand what you're saying with regards to performance, VRAM is now a factor in high end gaming. A few of the modern games recommend 3gb to have high res textures on Windows. I just purchased a 770, and went for the 4gb version exactly for this reason.

                    While 2gb may be enough for Linux today, if you're forward thinking then 4gb is going to last you longer than 2gb (at whatever performance level you're going for as long as it's fairly high end). 2gb would already limit you if you want high-res textures on some recent games on Windows. That is if what the devs say is true, I haven't ruled out the possibility that they said that to shift AMD cards, many of which have 3gb, whereas most Nvidia other than the 780 go for 2gb, with a 4gb option.

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                    • #11
                      Michael, you've tested zero actual games.

                      No one buys these beasts to play HL2 or run Unigine benchmarks.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by birdie View Post
                        Michael, you've tested zero actual games.

                        No one buys these beasts to play HL2 or run Unigine benchmarks.
                        What games with benchmarking capabilities would you suggest?

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                        • #13
                          AMD

                          "... AMD's unwillingness to supply Phoronix with higher-end GPU review samples ..."
                          So why don't you ask AMD for a R7 240 and R7 250?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by drSeehas View Post
                            "... AMD's unwillingness to supply Phoronix with higher-end GPU review samples ..."
                            So why don't you ask AMD for a R7 240 and R7 250?
                            Maybe because he can buy those, but then must buy concurent parts too .

                            Who knows why AMD does not give those high end samples to Michael, maybe because very interesting fact lately that AMD high end parts actually cost more in USA then in rest of the world for some reason... why this happens is probably best question for economists .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                              maybe because very interesting fact lately that AMD high end parts actually cost more in USA then in rest of the world for some reason... why this happens is probably best question for economists .
                              That doesn't cost AMD any more. All that inflation of price is done at the reseller level.

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