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The 60+ GPUs For The Biggest-Ever Linux GPU Comparison

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Published on 31 May 2014 01:47 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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There's some very interesting tests that will be published on Phoronix in the next few days... Including the results from testing 65 different graphics cards under Linux with varying software stacks.

The 60+ GPUs For The Biggest-Ever Linux GPU Comparison


As I wrote about a few days ago, a lot of interesting tests are happening in celebration of Phoronix.com's ten year anniversary next week Thursday, 5 June, and it's also the six year anniversary since the launch of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0. The main set of articles involves our largest-ever Linux graphics comparison: testing over 60 different graphics cards on the latest Linux GPU drivers.

The 60+ GPUs For The Biggest-Ever Linux GPU Comparison


For more than one week now I've been testing all of the graphics cards on the latest open-source Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau (NVIDIA) graphics drivers with Linux 3.15 and Mesa 10.3-devel. Those results will be published first. The second round of testing that's currently underway is a separate round of testing for all the open-source-working GPUs while looking at it from another dimension of all the hardware with looking at the power consumption, performance-per-Watt, GPU temperature, and CPU usage for a reduced set of OpenGL tests. Separately, there's also 2D benchmarks for many of these GPUs. The next round of testing is then re-testing all of the cards once again and this time looking at the closed-source AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA Linux proprietary graphics drivers.

The 60+ GPUs For The Biggest-Ever Linux GPU Comparison


The selection of graphics cards for all of this testing were limited to those within my possession and are listed below. Which, sadly, is skewed a lot over the years. As can be seen from looking at the list, back in the day I was supplied with nearly every Radeon GPU model -- including workstation models -- from AMD and their AIB partners while these days, I see little in the way of samples from AMD. Ever since AMD's been under market and financial pressure, I've ended up buying all of the higher-end GCN graphics cards reviewed on Phoronix; the responses I get from AMD vary for the lack of AMD Linux review samples even given our premiere Linux coverage. Meanwhile, on the NVIDIA side these days, they are onto supplying nearly all major GeForce products.

Intel HD Graphics 4400 (Core i3 4130)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Core i7 4770K)
AMD Radeon X800XL 256MB
AMD Radeon X1800XL 256MB
AMD Radeon X1800XT 256MB
AMD Radeon X1950PRO 256MB
AMD Radeon HD 2600PRO 256MB
AMD Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 3650 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 3850 256MB
AMD Radeon HD 4550 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4650 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4670 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4770 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4830 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4850 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4870 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 4890 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5450 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 5750 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5830 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7850 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB
AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB
AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
AMD FirePro V3800 512MB
AMD FirePro V4800 1GB
AMD FirePro V4900 1GB
AMD FirePro V5800 1GB
AMD FirePro V5900 2GB
AMD FirePro V7800 2GB
AMD FirePro V7900 2GB
AMD FireGL V8600 1GB
AMD FirePro V8700 1GB
AMD FirePro V8750 2GB
AMD FirePro V8800 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 256MB
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 256MB
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 256MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1024MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9600GSO 512MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT 512MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 512MB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 1024MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB


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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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