17-Way NVIDIA Binary vs. AMD Open-Source Linux 4.6 / Mesa Git Driver Tests

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 31 May 2016 at 05:47 PM EDT. 16 Comments
Here is the continuation of yesterday's article that was a 10-way NVIDIA GPU Linux comparison with now having more NVIDIA results in plus also testing various AMD GCN GPUs using Linux 4.6.0 and Mesa Git.

As I'm still waiting for any Pascal cards to arrive, today was another day spent testing more comparison cards for my upcoming Pascal GTX 1070/1080 Linux reviews and also the AMD Polaris testing shouldn't be too far out either.

The 17 cards with OpenGL/OpenCL results to share today include the:
1: GeForce GTX 680
2: GeForce GTX 750
3: GeForce GTX 760
4: GeForce GTX 770
5: GeForce GTX 780 Ti
6: GeForce GTX 950
7: GeForce GTX 960
8: GeForce GTX 970
9: GeForce GTX 980
10: GeForce GTX 980 Ti
11: GeForce GTX TITAN X
12: Radeon R7 260X
13: Radeon R9 270X
14: Radeon R9 285
15: Radeon R9 290
16: Radeon R7 370
17: Radeon R9 Fury

On the NVIDIA side was the 367.18 binary driver. On the AMD side was Linux 4.6.0 and Mesa Git as of this morning via the Padoka PPA on Ubuntu 16.04. Linux 4.6 was used over Linux 4.7 since the Ubuntu mainline kernel PPA Linux 4.7 packages still are failing on all of my systems.
May 2016: NVIDIA Binary vs. Open-Source AMD Linux Graphics

Sadly, the OpenCL stack on RadeonSI via Clover still leaves a lot to be desired, so the GPGPU tests were done just on the green GPUs.
May 2016: NVIDIA Binary vs. Open-Source AMD Linux Graphics

Again, these results will be part of a large, featured article once I have my GTX 1070/1080 testing, plus I have extra unpublished results still of all these cards with their power consumption data, performance-per-Watt, GPU temperature, etc. These results yesterday and today are just some fresh numbers for currently available hardware for those curious.
May 2016: NVIDIA Binary vs. Open-Source AMD Linux Graphics

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