Linux Gaming For Older/Lower-End Graphics Cards In 2018
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 19 January 2018. Page 2 of 7. 41 Comments

BioShock Infinite was CPU bound by the A6-7400K at 1080p with low quality settings but the GTX 750/950/1050 series all ran above a 60 FPS average while the tested AMD cards came up short as did the GTX 550/650 series.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on this system at 1080p was delivering above a 60 FPS average (76+) with the GTX 750 and better while the R7 260X was just scraping above 60 FPS.

The CPU usage here was fairly mixed between the competing driver stacks and graphics cards.

Dota 2 at 1080p was also CPU bound but worth noting here is the Vulkan performance for both NVIDIA and AMD (RADV) leading over the OpenGL results.

The CPU utilization was also lower when using Dota 2's Vulkan renderer rather than OpenGL, on top of delivering higher frame-rates. The RX 460 graphics card was crashing with Dota 2, for those wondering why its CPU metrics are abnormal.

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