With Pascal Ahead, A 16-Way Recap From NVIDIA's 9800 GTX To Maxwell
First up is the BioShock Infinite Linux game port, which requires GL4 so only could be tested on the hardware going back to Fermi.
While only going back to Fermi, the data is very interesting anyhow with the frame-rate at 1080p in going from the GTX 460 to GTX 960 being 2.9x higher on these latest NVIDIA Linux drivers.
The performance-per-Watt from the GTX 460 to GTX 960 is 2.8x better and the value from the GTX 650 to GTX 950 is 2.6x greater. It will be really interesting to see how the GTX 1080 compares with going from the GTX 680 to GTX 980 being a 1.9x improvement in power efficiency.
With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive the newer GPUs are obviously CPU-bound at 1080p.... But why that test was done is namely for looking then at the performance-per-Watt across generations.
Going from the GeForce 9800GTX to the best Maxwell GPUs is over a six fold increase in power efficiency for CS:GO!
It will be interesting to see the thermals of Pascal under Linux.