Counter-Strike: Global Offensive NVIDIA/AMD Benchmarks On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 23 September 2014. Page 3 of 6. 60 Comments

The performance results don't come as a huge surprise and show Valve's CS:GO performing strongly for being a fresh Linux port. The basic summary for these proprietary driver results include:

- Effectively any modern mid-range NVIDIA/AMD graphics card or better should be able to deliver 60+ FPS averages at 1080p for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Linux.

- The AMD Catalyst performance remains much lower than NVIDIA Linux... It's been seen for other OpenGL Linux benchmarks and it's no different for CS:GO. The Radeon R9 290 performance is poor and comes in worse than the GeForce GTX 760. It seems the Catalyst binary driver is quick to hit some sort of bottleneck at a low frame-rate leading to the HD 7950 through R9 290 all performing around the same. As mentioned earlier, the Radeon R9 270X also locked up with this driver when running Valve's new Linux title.

- The GeForce GTX 780 Ti to no surprise was the fastest graphics card.

The open-source driver results should be even more interesting in the articles due out in the days ahead on Phoronix.

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