NVIDIA Benchmarks Of NWI's Insurgency FPS Game On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 28 October 2015. Page 1 of 2. 10 Comments

With yesterday's Insurgency first-person-shooter game update, SteamOS and Linux are now officially supported after it became available in beta earlier this month. Insurgency is an interesting FPS powered by Valve's Source Engine. Here are some benchmarks of this game under Linux.

The benchmarks are only for some NVIDIA GPUs this time around since while AMD Catalyst should run fine for this game considering it's using the Source Engine, the Catalyst driver is having issues. The game runs fine with the NVIDIA proprietary driver but on this Ubuntu 15.10 system when launching the game with Catalyst 15.9, the screen appears only briefly before returning to the desktop while the Insurgency game process remains alive. Due to that issue blocking the benchmarks from happening, it was just a NVIDIA comparison today.

With yesterday's Insurgency game update, I tested it on Ubuntu 15.10 while using the NVIDIA 358.09 proprietary graphics driver. The graphics cards tested were the GeForce GTX 650, GTX 680, GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 760, GTX 950, and GTX 980 Ti. With this being a Source Engine game, the graphics aren't too demanding and this is just for getting an idea of performance expectations of this game under Linux. Tests were done at 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, and 3840 x 2160 on all of the tested GPUs.

All the benchmarks were done via the Phoronix Test Suite with having added yesterday this Insurgency test profile. If you want to see what the test profile looks like, see here.

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