20-Way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA GPU Comparison With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Last week we covered a 13-way Radeon GPU comparison on Ubuntu 14.04 and we also looked at the state of Nouveau on Ubuntu 14.04 with many NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. In concluding our latest round of open-source graphics driver tests from the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr", here's a 20-way graphics processor comparison using AMD Radeon, NVIDIA GeForce, and Intel HD Graphics hardware.
Building upon the articles from last week is our 20-way comparison when using the stock open-source drivers that will be shipped in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when released next week: the Linux 3.13 kernel, Unity 7.1.2, X.Org Server 1.15.0, xf86-video-ati 7.3.0, xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.10, xf86-video-intel 2.99.910, and Mesa 10.1.0. The graphics cards tested for this article included:
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 512MB
As explained in the Nouveau article, the selection of NVIDIA hardware this time was rather limited since Ubuntu 14.04's Nouveau configuration was failing badly with pre-Fermi graphics cards in the OpenGL benchmarks ran where PGRAPH errors became frequent, etc. The overall selection of GPUs for this article were also limited to modern GPUs I had available at the time.
The Nouveau/Intel/Radeon drivers were all with their stock settings on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86_64 with the Core i7 4770K system. All of the benchmarking was handled in a fully-automated manner using the Phoronix Test Suite open-source benchmarking software.
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