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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Michael Larabel

Published on 16 May 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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The Qfusion-powered Warsow game performed close to the same under both operating systems with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series Kepler graphics card.

The Xonotic graphics performance results varied a bit between platforms, but overall it was quite tight between the two operating systems with the largely shared driver code-base.

Overall, these results are not too surprising. For the most part the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 performance between the two operating systems was more or less the same, which is to be expected when the driver code-base is largely shared on NVIDIA's end between Windows and Linux (and BSD and Solaris). For some OpenGL games, there were measurable differences, but nothing that would make or break your ability to run the game on the GK104 Kepler graphics card.

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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