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

When it comes to delivering the best performance-per-Watt at 1080p for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Linux, the GeForce 700 series clear the board. The overall best winner was the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 750 Ti.

Given the raw OpenGL performance challenges of Catalyst mentioned earlier in this article, it's not any surprise the overall poor showing on the AMD Linux front. The most power efficient AMD GPU for this article was the mid-range Radeon R7 260X.

Long story short, Linux gamers are still generally best off with using the proprietary NVIDIA Linux graphics driver for the best, least bug, and highest performance experience. AMD Catalyst continues to improve but at the end of the day, Linux gamers and developers are still generally encouraging NVIDIA's driver over Catalyst.

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