NVIDIA Gaming/GPU Performance: Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 2 January 2023 at 11:20 AM EST.
Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks

Cyberpunk 2077 runs on Linux via Steam Play and thanks to the improvements made by Valve over the second half of the year in particular, it's running rather well for Linux gamers. Especially for NVIDIA gamers it's in good shape and can be in good shape for Radeon GPUs too on Linux when not running into driver issues like some GFX11/RDNA3 issues at the moment.

Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks
Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks
Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks

Cyberpunk 2077 running on Linux with Steam Play for both the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards was at around 90% the performance seen for this game on Windows 11 with the same hardware.

Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks
Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks
Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks
Windows vs. Linux - NVIDIA Benchmarks

Due to either a recent R525 Linux driver regression or Proton 7.0 regression, the F1 22 racing game was crashing at start-up when running under Steam Play on Linux. Normally this latest F1 racing game runs quite well on Linux thanks to Valve's Steam Play.


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