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    Default 25-Way Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Comparison

    Phoronix: 25-Way Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Comparison

    As alluded to in days earlier after finding major open-source Radeon driver improvements -- including the newer RadeonSI Gallium3D driver -- I've been conducting a fresh graphics card comparison spanning many graphics processors and looking at the latest open-source driver performance on the Intel, NVIDIA, and Radeon fronts under Ubuntu Linux. In this article is a 25-way Intel Haswell HD Graphics vs. AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce graphics comparison from Ubuntu 13.10 with the upgraded Linux 3.13 kernel and Mesa 10.1 development driver code to provide a very bleeding edge look at what the open-source drivers have to offer the Linux desktop users.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19761

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    At this point, I'd like to see 4K performance comparisons and sound level dBm measurements added to the benchmarks for video cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
    At this point, I'd like to see 4K performance comparisons and sound level dBm measurements added to the benchmarks for video cards.
    4K Testing is only done on occasion (e.g. http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19416) since it's still not relevant to most Linux users, I only have one 4K TV, and the 4K TV doesn't play too well with all drivers.

    Sound level testing won't happen due to lack of equipment / not worthwhile investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    4K Testing is only done on occasion (e.g. http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19416) since it's still not relevant to most Linux users, I only have one 4K TV, and the 4K TV doesn't play too well with all drivers.

    Sound level testing won't happen due to lack of equipment / not worthwhile investment.
    Do you have a smartphone?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=kr.sira.sound

    4K TVs are starting to be used as monitors, and with 39" 4K TVs available as low as $400, they are relevant.

    http://dissociatedpress.net/brief-re...-39-tvmonitor/

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    Quote Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
    Hardly accurate or suitable for my purposes... Too much ambient noise, would need to isolate the system, and would need something accurate that can easily interface with the PC for communicating data with PTS

    As other already pointed out, it also largely just depends upon the heatsink/fan used which varies with AIB partner and with not generally reviewing many GPUs of the same SKU it doesn't make much sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
    4K TVs are starting to be used as monitors, and with 39" 4K TVs available as low as $400, they are relevant.

    http://dissociatedpress.net/brief-re...-39-tvmonitor/
    It's the same 4K TV I use for testing and it still doesn't play nicely with most Linux drivers and still months away before 4K TVs become more common for Linux users.

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    Great benchmark, thank you Michael!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
    Do you have a smartphone?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=kr.sira.sound

    4K TVs are starting to be used as monitors, and with 39" 4K TVs available as low as $400, they are relevant.

    http://dissociatedpress.net/brief-re...-39-tvmonitor/
    They're 30hz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by n3wu53r View Post
    They're 30hz...
    If you are using Nouveau, that might be overkill =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
    At this point, I'd like to see 4K performance comparisons and sound level dBm measurements added to the benchmarks for video cards.
    Sound is irrelevant since it merely depends on the kind of heatsink and fan your specific model was sold with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
    At this point, I'd like to see 4K performance comparisons and sound level dBm measurements added to the benchmarks for video cards.
    Am I the only one who doesn't see value of resolutions past 720P, let alone 1080P? What I really don't understand is 1600P, which is just barely above 1080P. Graphic cards have gotten so powerful that the only way to stress them is to just turn up the resolutions. My monitor maxes out at 1680X1050 resolution, but most games I run at 1368X768. My 5-6 year old monitor that still works just fine today.

    As for dBm of video cards, that's really stupid. If the noise is an issue you would have just replaced the cooler yourself. None of my graphic cards keep their original coolers for too long, because the card usually runs too hot and loud from the factory anyway. I got a water block on my HD 6850, and that makes no noise.

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