Intel Arc Graphics vs. AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce For 1080p Linux Graphics In Late 2023

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 7 November 2023 at 02:12 PM EST.
GPU Power Consumption Monitor benchmark with settings of Phoronix Test Suite System Monitoring.

Here is a look at the GPU power consumption across the entire duration of Linux graphics benchmarks carried out. On average the Arc Graphics A580 was pulling around 109 Watts while the Arc Graphics A750/A770 were up around 120~128 Watts. Like with results shown under Windows, the idle power consumption of the Arc Graphics DG2/Alchemist was much higher than with the AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards tested.

Geometric Mean Of All Test Results benchmark with settings of Result Composite, October 2023 Linux 1080p Graphics Performance. RX 6800 XT was the fastest.

Lastly is a look at the geometric mean for all of the graphics benchmarks carried out for this fresh Linux comparison. All the data in full can be found via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

For 1080p Linux gaming the Intel Arc A580/A750/A770 often delivered playable frame-rates but tended to lag behind the AMD and NVIDIA competition. The gaming/graphics performance wasn't nearly as competitive as the recent OpenCL GPU compute benchmarks between Intel and NVIDIA. In some of the graphics benchmarks though the Arc Graphics did compete quite well giving to hope that the new Xe DRM kernel driver and further Iris/ANV Mesa driver tuning may help to chip away some of the results with much wider differences between Intel and the competition. In any event especially the Arc Graphics A580 it proved to be quite interesting in not being too far behind the A750/A770 series while retailing for less than $200 USD and being backed by fully open-source and upstream Linux graphics driver support.

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