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

Quake II RTX runs natively on both Windows and Linux and is a good stressor for the Vulkan ray-tracing extensions. For Quake II RTX the NVIDIA Windows performance tended to have a small but consistent lead over the Linux results.

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

Similar to last week's Radeon benchmarks, Strange Brigade appears to have some severe bottle-necking under Steam Play on Linux at lower quality/resolution settings where it's seemingly CPU bound.

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

When stressing the system with 4K and ultra quality settings, the performance between Windows and Linux for the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards were similar.


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