51 GPUs Tested, From The Radeon HD 2900XT To RX 580 & R9 Fury: Testing The 2017 Linux Driver Stack

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 2 June 2017 at 12:04 PM EDT.
51-Way R600g / RadeonSI / NVIDIA 2017 Linux Comparison

Lastly, for those curious how the GPU temperatures were for the cards with integrated thermal sensors... Here's a look with the data for the duration of the OpenGL benchmarking process.

51-Way R600g / RadeonSI / NVIDIA 2017 Linux Comparison

And the AC system power consumption when each of these graphics cards were tested in the Core i7 7700K box. The Phoronix Test Suite was polling the AC system power use via a WattsUp Pro power meter.

I hope you enjoyed these fun benchmark results if curious roughly how the Radeon/NVIDIA performance has evolved over the past number of hardware generations while using the newest Linux drivers available. Overall, the vintage Radeon GPUs continue advancing via open-source and still overall are working fine with the Linux 4.12 kernel and Mesa 17.2-dev.

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