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

For those curious about the GpuTest benchmark with triangle at 1080p for vRAM performance....

SuperTuxKart is an open-source game easily playable on the graphics cards tested.

Here's a look at the CPU usage across all of the games/benchmarks tested. The Radeon driver stack led to higher CPU utilization on average than NVIDIA.

The most exciting takeaway for me from the results was the very strong Vulkan performance for both RADV and NVIDIA compared to the OpenGL performance with this low-end configuration.

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