Many Linux Desktop 2D Benchmarks Of NVIDIA vs. AMD Drivers
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 17 January 2015. Page 1 of 4. 13 Comments

This week on Phoronix were many Linux graphics tests from Unreal Engine 4 to Metro Redux with twenty-two AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. Yesterday was also a 22-way GPU Linux OpenCL comparison. For your weekend viewing pleasure are now 2D desktop benchmarks from all of these GeForce and Radeon graphics cards atop Ubuntu Linux.

Like the reasoning for the mass OpenCL Linux comparison, the 2D benchmarks were done since having all of these graphics cards out and testing them on the latest proprietary drivers for the Unreal Engine 4 / Metro Redux game comparison. With not having done any big 2D performance comparison in a while, I ran these few extra tests to look at the 2D performance with the NVIDIA 346.22 driver compared to Catalyst 14.12 for the many different graphics cards.

The same hardware and software configuration as used in the other 22-way comparisons this week were used for this round of Linux 2D benchmarking. Via the Phoronix Test Suite GtkPerf and QGears2 were used for sampling the 2D performance. This article is just testing with the latest proprietary graphics drivers while an open-source 2D comparison will come shortly.


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