Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux With Radeon / GeForce GPUs On The Latest 2018 Drivers

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 21 March 2018. Page 5 of 5. 52 Comments
Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux - NVIDIA GeForce + AMD Radeon Gaming

The X-Plane 11 flight simulator benchmark was running much faster on Linux than Windows when using low quality visuals at 4K.

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux - NVIDIA GeForce + AMD Radeon Gaming

But when ramping up the settings, the NVIDIA performance was close to identical between platforms while the Radeon cards with RadeonSI Gallium3D were still performing much faster than with Radeon Software OpenGL on Windows.

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