NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 - Windows vs. Linux GPU Compute Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 10 May 2021. Page 4 of 4. 10 Comments
GeForce RTX 3090 Windows vs. Ubuntu Linux

When taking the geometric mean of the 36 GPU compute tests carried out under Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux with the latest NVIDIA drivers on each platform, the overall performance was about the same.

GeForce RTX 3090 Windows vs. Ubuntu Linux

The workloads worth mentioning include seeing better performance on Ubuntu 21.04 for FAHBench (Folding@Home), Chaos Group's V-RAY CUDA performance, MAXON RedShift, and Blender CUDA/OptiX performance. Windows 10 enjoyed faster performance with select LuxCoreRender scenes.

Those wanting to dig through all 36 benchmarks from this curiosity-driven testing with the GeForce RTX 3090 can find the data on OpenBenchmarking.org.

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