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  • BioShock Infinite Is The Latest Game Showing Why Linux Gamers Choose NVIDIA

    Phoronix: BioShock Infinite Is The Latest Game Showing Why Linux Gamers Choose NVIDIA

    This week's release of BioShock Infinite for Linux reinforces the common recommendation by Linux game developers that those seeking the best support and performance should use the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver. Here's an initial look at the BioShock Infinite performance on Ubuntu between AMD and NVIDIA graphics.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=21558

  • #2
    Did i mention somewhere that highend AMD cards are useless for Linux or not? They run against a Nvidia GTX 750 Ti, AMD should really add some multithreading in the driver, usually they should know why, their own CPUs are the slowest/core. Hahaha...

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    • #3
      It is true that nVidia has good performance. It just sucks that their OpenGL implementation is not standard. And because of that too many projects rely on nVidias non-standard behavior. That sucks.

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      • #4
        It only shows that all the devs out there use a intel/nvidia combo.
        More than that it show that all d3d->opengl wrappers out there like wine and eON are optimized for nvidia.
        And it is a reason to not support eON ports.
        An Internet Explorer of OpenGL standards is bad for all of us.

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        • #5
          I find it hard to believe that Nvidia are optimising their stuff on Linux. This is probably just a result of a generally better written codebase.

          Hopefully Vulkan will require a driver rewritten from scratch which leads to a better written driver for the AMD cards.

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          • #6
            As long as NVidia refuses to license their driver in a way it can legally be bundled with the Linux kernel, I'll continue to refuse to buy GeForce again. Their driver breaking every time the kernel gets an upgrade, is just too annoying.
            I bought several of their GPUs in the past but today AMD and Intel just treat their customers better.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
              As long as NVidia refuses to license their driver in a way it can legally be bundled with the Linux kernel, I'll continue to refuse to buy GeForce again. Their driver breaking every time the kernel gets an upgrade, is just too annoying.
              I bought several of their GPUs in the past but today AMD and Intel just treat their customers better.
              The word 'treat' is subjective. I personally value performance and stability as the top priorities when buying a new graphics card (not driver license), so all my machines are intel/nvidia. Nvidia 'treats' me pretty well. I use Arch, and rarely have any problems when upgrading. New kernels pkgs just come with nvidia pkgs.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                As long as NVidia refuses to license their driver in a way it can legally be bundled with the Linux kernel, I'll continue to refuse to buy GeForce again. Their driver breaking every time the kernel gets an upgrade, is just too annoying.
                I bought several of their GPUs in the past but today AMD and Intel just treat their customers better.
                But why you upgrade the kernel? Kernel updates on stable distros are only security updates. Does you have fear to get a buffer overflow from a Local attacker? XD

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                • #9
                  I guess I am not a linux gamer then. ROFL

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                  • #10
                    If Mesa supported OGL 4.2 then I'm sure AMD GPUs would be a lot more competitive. Catalyst just has too many issues. There are moments where it performs fine, but a lot of the time there seems to be something seriously wrong. I'm sure if AMD releases another catalyst update, it'll fix the serious performance issues.

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