Intel Core i3, i5, i7 With NVIDIA vs. AMD Radeon For Linux Gaming
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 10 October 2017. Page 2 of 4. 22 Comments

First up with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, there was virtually no difference in performance for the GTX 1060 and RX 580 between the Core i3 and i7 Coffeelake processors. The RX 580 was running slightly faster than the GTX 1060 while the GTX 1080 Ti was running much faster than the RX Vega 64 across all three tested processors.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was unfortunately among the games running into AMDGPU+RadeonSI stability issues. Here the GTX 1060 saw basically the same performance between the i3-8100 and i7-8700K while the GTX 1080 Ti had continued scaling.

Dota 2 with Vulkan likewise was hitting Radeon stability problems. I'll have more NVIDIA OpenGL vs. Vulkan comparisons directly on the three Coffeelake CPUs in their own article shortly.

With Serious Sam 3 BFE on Vulkan when using loe quality settings, only the GTX 1080 Ti had showed scaling between these new i3 and i7 CPUs while at ultra the CPU was no longer the bottleneck at all.


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