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

The Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Showdown

Michael Larabel

Published on 27 April 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 6 of 13 - 48 Comments

When running the Lightsmark OpenGL lighting benchmark at 1920 x 1080, the i7-3770K on the Mesa 8.1-devel DRI driver with Linux 3.4 kernel was running just under 60 FPS. The discrete Radeon graphics cards with Gallium3D (R600g) that produced superior results were the Radeon HD 5750, HD 6570, and HD 6770. The Radeon HD 6770 on open-source was about 45% faster while the Radeon HD 6570 was just about 6% faster.

While the HD 4000 graphics lost out in raw performance for Lightsmark to several graphics cards, it did beat out the eight NVIDIA/AMD GPUs on their open-source driver when it came to performance-per-Watt. The i7-3770K graphics delivered 19% better performance-per-Watt than the HD 6770 (the graphics card producing the fastest Lightsmark numbers) while it was 9% better than the Radeon HD 6570 (the most power-efficient Radeon GPU for this Linux benchmark).

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
  2. Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X
  3. RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16
  4. RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux
Latest Linux News
  1. FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements
  2. AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux
  3. OpenGL 3.3 / GLSL 3.30 Lands For Intel Sandy Bridge On Mesa
  4. AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements
  5. Mesa 10.3 Released With The Latest Open-Source GPU Driver Improvements
  6. GNOME 3.13.92 Officially Released
  7. Wine 1.7.27 Is Still Working Towards Direct2D Support
  8. Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers
  9. Tropico 5 Launches On Steam For Linux
  10. The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Stop grabbing my keyboard :(
  2. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  3. Glamor now enabled in Debian radeonsi
  4. Can Linux kill a motherboard?
  5. SSD seems slow
  6. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  7. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  8. It's Now Possible To Play Netflix Natively On Linux Without Wine Plug-Ins