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  • phoronix
    started a topic NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" On Linux?

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" On Linux?

    Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" On Linux?

    NVIDIA has finally introduced their first Kepler-based graphics card: the GeForce GTX 680. The new Kepler graphics architecture is an exciting successor to Fermi, but how well does this new graphics processor work under Linux? Here's a glimpse in what to expect for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series on Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3NTI

  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    oilrush is no real opengl 4 title and extremly stripped down. heaven is only a benchmark not a game. so what is left?
    TA-spring can beat that card. its just about how big the map is and how many units you drive.

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  • Hirager
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    Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
    Do NOT post FUD. You DO buy 680 for Linux and Linux DOES have MORE ways to utilize its power than Windows.
    I'll just go sit in a corner...

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  • crazycheese
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    Originally posted by phync View Post
    Why would you use a GTX 680 on a Linux OS? Surely its a waste since only Windows could really benefit from its full performance. Talking about gaming and general 3D acceleration. No Linux software could possibly make use of a GTX 680 unless its running wine and brute forcing past the slow performance.
    Do NOT post FUD. You DO buy 680 for Linux and Linux DOES have MORE ways to utilize its power than Windows.

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  • Kano
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    oilrush is no real opengl 4 title and extremly stripped down. heaven is only a benchmark not a game. so what is left?

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    That's correct, basically you don't need so much speed for native linux games. If you want much more performance for boinc and similar tools this can be different. Nobody has got something against a dual/multiboot system to play some games on another window os dx performance is not optimal when you use wine. opengl however is very fast using wine but there are not many games which use it.
    there are nativ linux games with unlimited need of speed but these games are not in the phoronix test-

    TA-Spring for example you can burn every hardware with that game!

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  • Kano
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    That's correct, basically you don't need so much speed for native linux games. If you want much more performance for boinc and similar tools this can be different. Nobody has got something against a dual/multiboot system to play some games on another window os dx performance is not optimal when you use wine. opengl however is very fast using wine but there are not many games which use it.

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  • phync
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    Why would you use a GTX 680 on a Linux OS? Surely its a waste since only Windows could really benefit from its full performance. Talking about gaming and general 3D acceleration. No Linux software could possibly make use of a GTX 680 unless its running wine and brute forcing past the slow performance.

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  • notzed
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    Originally posted by d.a.a. View Post
    What kind of problem? JuliaGPU and SmallPt run without problems on my HD7970/HD6970 GPUs (I'm running Debian GNU/Linux, fglrx 12-3).

    Also, I would like to see some OpenCL double-precision float point benchmarks, as this type of workload is very important for scientific computation.
    Yeah, what kind of problem? None of the other magazine's benchmarking (anandtech, toms hardware, etc) had any problem with opencl apart from on the 680. And when it did run it was generally quite abysmal. e.g. where's the ray tracer test?

    NVIDIA, on the other hand, usually always has great OpenCL/CUDA SDK support in place for Linux.
    That comment alone is totally suss because nvidia's opencl support on consumer hardware is terrible on any platform.

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  • AlbertP
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    You're right. But keep in mind that this 7950 is OC'd. The results without OC are also shown however as "800-1250". It's possible that the driver still has to be optimized for the 680.

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