NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux Performance For GRID Autosport

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 10 December 2015. Page 4 of 4. 61 Comments

At 4K the results were much more interesting. On the NVIDIA side, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti was able to run above sixty frames per second with high image quality settings. The Radeon R9 Fury meanwhile was at 26 frames per second, still well below the other NVIDIA cards tested for this racing game on Linux.

With ultra image quality settings at 4K, the GTX 980 Ti averaged to just 54 FPS. The R9 Fury here was at 21 FPS.

So long story short from this AMD vs. NVIDIA comparison for the newly released GRID Autosport, the NVIDIA performance was great on Linux and was speedy and rendered flawlessly while the Catalyst/Radeon Software performance was once again a disaster. For NVIDIA Linux gamers, any mid to high-end GeForce GTX 600/700/900 series graphics card should be able to handle the game fine at 1080p while at 4K you will certainly need a more powerful graphics card.

Once again, tomorrow I will be publishing some RadeonSI results for GRID Autosport with different GCN GPUs. If you appreciate all of these Linux hardware tests being published on Phoronix each day, please consider saying thanks by joining Phoronix Premium to view the site ad-free and view these multi-page articles on a single page, etc. Alternatively, you can also consider a PayPal tip or Bitcoin to allow these prompt, multi-GPU comparisons to continue. The more support that comes in, the better the open-source tests for this game will be... While finishing up this article, just heard Intel graphics should work if using at least Mesa 11.1.

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