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2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results

Michael Larabel

Published on 13 October 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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3D / OpenGL performance is a key interest for many users followed by the driver's stability, video playback performance / acceleration, and then 2D performance, and finally after that it becomes a matter of whether the Linux video driver is open-source or how it is licensed. Multi-GPU rendering (i.e. NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire) was of least interest in this year's survey.

Video playback is the most common task as found by this survey followed by using visual desktop effects, gaming, data visualization, and then GPU computing (i.e. GPGPU / OpenCL).

Lastly, for reference, a vast majority of the respondents in our 2010 Linux Graphics Survey classify themselves as mainstream users.

You can also look at our graphics survey results from 2009, 2008, and 2007 for reference.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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