AMD Radeon, NVIDIA GeForce Linux Comparison For July 2013
At the request of many Phoronix readers, the Linux performance benchmarks to share with you today are the results for an OpenGL performance comparison between a dozen different AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on their latest proprietary graphics drivers when running a slew of Linux games, including Valve's Team Fortress 2 benchmark, Unvanquished on its OpenGL 3.x renderer, and the new GpuTest workloads.
The graphics processors being tested for this comparison today include the:
- AMD A10-6800K with Radeon HD 8670D - These are the "Richland" APU graphics found on the A10-6800K APU. This APU was used as the base system for testing all these different graphics cards, albeit for the entire duration of the tests the AMD A10-6800K was overclocked to 4.70GHz.
The selection of AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards used were mostly centered around modern, mid to high-end GPUs that I have within my possession, most of which had to be purchased (though special thanks to the NVIDIA Unix/Linux graphics driver team) so please view these results without using ad-blockers or subscribe to Phoronix Premium.
Testing happened from an Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 base with the Linux 3.10 kernel while installing the fglrx 13.10.10 / OpenGL 4.2.12337 Catalyst Linux driver for the AMD hardware and the NVIDIA 304.88 graphics driver for the GeForce GPUs. The drivers and OS were left in a stock/default configuration during this OpenGL Linux comparison for July 2013.
All benchmarking was handled in a fully automated and reproducible way using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite software.