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

NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 9 June 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 9 - 13 Comments

The ZaReason ION system by default was running with Ubuntu 9.04 (x86_64), which means the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26.1, X Server 1.6.0, GCC 4.3.3, and EXT3. The NVIDIA 180.60 proprietary driver was loaded up on the ZaReason nettop.

With the NVIDIA 180.60 driver the ION GeForce 9400M was detected as an unknown GPU, but we still had 3D and video acceleration just fine.

With the ION-based 9400M supporting PureVideo HD, this IGP can handle VDPAU for video acceleration. NVIDIA's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix is capable of offloading a great deal of the video decoding and playback to the GPU rather than the CPU, which as our tests have shown, allow HD 1080p video playback with ease when using very low-end hardware.

For looking at NVIDIA's ION Linux performance we built a nettop around the Jetway NC92 motherboard that was running with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230, Intel 945 graphics, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and a 300GB Seagate ST3300622AS SATA HDD. On the software side this nettop was setup identically to the ZaReason Ion Breeze with Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 except it was using the xf86-video-intel 2.6.3 driver and Mesa 7.4 that is found in this release rather than the proprietary NVIDIA driver. For facilitating all of the tests you are about to see is the Phoronix Test Suite, which is our leading open-source testing software for Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris, and Mac OS X operating systems. Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 brings a horde of improvements to this software and today we were using the latest 2.0 "Sandtorg" code-base.

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. Ubuntu 14.10 Linux 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance
  2. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  3. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  4. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
Latest Linux News
  1. Nouveau Now Supports DRI3 Without GLAMOR
  2. Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel
  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. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  3. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  4. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed
  5. xbox one tv tuner
  6. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  7. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  8. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux