1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMD's AM1 Athlon

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 April 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 5 - 21 Comments

For our latest AM1 platform testing with the Athlon 5350 Kabini APU is comparing its Radeon R3 Graphics against an assortment of discrete NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards while running Ubuntu 14.04 Linux. For this comparison there's thirteen graphics processors being compared with the latest Linux GPU drivers.

We have delivered many benchmarks of the Radeon R3 Graphics found on the four socketed Kabini APUs launched nearly two weeks ago, but today's tests are the first time we have compared the Kabini APUs under Linux against any discrete GPUs. This has been one of the most frequent test request since we began our AMD AM1 Linux adventures. Our early AM1 Radeon R3 Graphics testing is mostly focused within our RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst driver comparison and in looking at whether the AMD Athlon/Semprons are fast enough for Steam on Linux using Source Engine games.

In the article today we used six AMD Radeon graphics cards and seven NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards while comparing them against the Radeon R3 integrated graphics of the Athlon 5350. The motherboard we are using for this article is the ASRock AM1H-ITX that sports a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot but with all of these AM1 motherboards the PCI-E x16 slot is limited to PCI Express x4 bandwidth. The graphics cards were mostly lower-end to mid-range models and included the:

- AMD Radeon HD 5450
- AMD Radeon HD 6450
- AMD Radeon HD 6570
- AMD Radeon HD 6770
- AMD Radeon HD 8400
(what's advertised within the OS; it's the Radeon R3 integrated graphics of the Athlon 5350 APU)
- AMD Radeon R7 260X
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

For all of these GPU tests today we used the binary Linux graphics drivers: Catalyst (fglrx 13.35.5 / OpenGL 4.3.12798) and NVIDIA 334.21. All benchmarking was handled via the Phoronix Test Suite open-source benchmarking software. Now let's see how these graphics cards compare to the Athlon 5350 Radeon R3 performance under Ubuntu 14.04 Linux with a variety of OpenGL games, including popular Source Engine titles.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  2. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  3. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  4. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel
  2. Automatic Feedback Directed Optimizer Merged Into GCC
  3. Debian Now Defaults To Xfce On Non-x86 Desktops
  4. Phoenix Is Trying To Be An Open Version Of Apple's Swift
  5. Linux 3.19 To Have Skylake Graphics, PPGTT Enablement
  6. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  7. Imagination Releases Full ISA Documentation For PowerVR Rogue GPUs
  8. Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel
  9. GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars
  10. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 M3 Is Another Hearty Update
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  2. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed
  3. xbox one tv tuner
  4. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  5. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  8. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees