NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 On Linux: Testing With OpenGL, OpenCL, CUDA & Vulkan

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 14 June 2016 at 12:04 PM EDT. Page 8 of 8. 40 Comments.

Once those tests were done, I did an overnight run of a wide range of OpenGL/OpenCL/Vulkan/CUDA tests on the GeForce GTX 1070 to see how it was coping for extended periods of time with load on the NVIDIA 367 binary driver.

GeForce GTX 1070 Linux

That's the GPU temperature during several hours of load... An average temp for this Founder's Edition GTX 1070 of 60.9C and a peak of 75C.

GeForce GTX 1070 Linux

The system power use metrics during this time were similar to the results on the previous page.

Well, that's all the initial data I have to share on the GeForce GTX 1070 after hammering it under Linux the past 24 hours. The GeForce GTX 1070 is a very nice upgrade over the GeForce GTX 900 series and especially if you are still using a Kepler graphics card or later. In many of our Linux benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 1070 was around 60% faster than the GTX 970! The GTX 1070 was commonly beating the GTX 980 Ti and GTX TITAN X while the GeForce GTX 1080 still delivers the maximum performance possible for a desktop graphics card at this time. The GTX 1070 (and GTX 1080) aren't only stunning for their raw performance but the power efficiency is also a significant push forward. Particularly when the GeForce GTX 1070 AIB cards begin appearing in the coming weeks at $399, the GeForce GTX 1070 should be a very nice option for Linux gamers looking to get the maximum performance for 1440p or 4K gaming. It will be fun to see later this month how the Radeon RX 480 compares, but considering the state of the Radeon Linux drivers, chances are you'll want to stick to the green side for the best Linux gaming experience unless you are a devout user of open-source drivers.

Coming up in the next few days I'll still be working on some more performance benchmarks from the GTX 1070/1080 with different Linux workloads. I'll also be doing some Windows vs. Linux NVIDIA Pascal benchmarks that should hopefully be done by the end of the week. If you appreciate all of the Linux hardware testing done at Phoronix, please consider joining Phoronix Premium to make more of these tests and large hardware comparisons possible.

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