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

Intel/NVIDIA/AMD Compete On Open/Closed Source Linux GPU Driver Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 8 July 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 8 - 43 Comments

First up with Nexuiz, we see the open-source R600 Radeon Gallium3D driver for HD 5000/6000 series graphics cards is generally the better part of 50% the speed of the Catalyst Linux driver. The Radeon HD 6870 performance was surprisingly at 82% the speed of the binary blob.

The Radeon HD 7000 series performance is quite poor for now as its Radeon Gallium3D driver is still being brought up but its performance will also improve on the Linux 3.11 kernel due to dynamic power management / re-clocking.

The open-source NVIDIA driver (Nouveau) performance continues to be quite slow too, in large part as well due to re-clocking. Unfortunately, there's still no mainline re-clocking support for the NVIDIA Fermi / Kepler (GeForce 400/500/600/700) GPUs with the open-source Nouveau driver.

The Intel HD Graphics 4600 "Haswell" performance was faster than the Radeon HD 4650 GPU on both its open and closed drivers. Due to the Nouveau re-clocking performance problems, it also outperformed all of the NVIDIA GPUs tested on the reverse-engineered open-source driver.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell
  2. Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell
  3. NVIDIA's Latest Maxwell Line-Up Against AMD With Catalyst On Linux
  4. Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell
  5. AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
  6. Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1
Latest Linux News
  1. Libinput 0.9 Adds Support For Hovering Fingers On Touchpads
  2. Free Software Foundation Endorses Another (Outdated) Laptop
  3. DNF Plugins Extend The Functionality Of Fedora's Yum Successor
  4. LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Better OOXML Support, UI Improvements
  5. Inkscape 0.91 Goes Through C++ Code Conversion, New Cairo Rendering, OpenMP Filters
  6. New Mesa Patch To Improve CPU-Bound Applications
  7. LLVM Adds Options To Do Fuzz Testing
  8. Coreboot Now Supports Another Dual-Socket AMD Motherboard
  9. Atomic Mode-Setting/Display Support Progresses In Linux 3.20
  10. NVIDIA 340.76 Brings Three Stable Fixes
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. PlayStation 4 System Compiler Support Landing In LLVM
  2. LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  3. Linux "GHOST" Vulnerability Hits Glibc Systems
  4. My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  5. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  6. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released
  7. Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support
  8. Faster VP9 Decoding Is On The Horizon