GeForce 700 vs. Radeon Rx 200 Series With The Latest Linux Drivers

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 25 April 2014. Page 5 of 5. 53 Comments
AMD NVIDIA Linux Ubuntu Performance
AMD NVIDIA Linux Ubuntu Performance

With the Xonotic open-source game, the Catalyst Linux driver again appeared somewhat poor with the $400+ Radeon R9 290 graphics card competing with the GeForce GTX 760, NVIDIA's $250 product.

Ever since the Hawaii GPUs launched and I bought the Radeon R9 290, the performance had appeared rather slow compared to the NVIDIA Linux competition. Linux owners of the Radeon R9 290X have also reported similar disappointing OpenGL results under Linux with Catalyst.

If you wish to see how your own system compares to all of these latest-generation AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on the very latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and then run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1404256-KH-AMDNVIDIA73.

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