22-Way AMD+NVIDIA Graphics Card Tests With Metro Redux On Steam For Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 13 January 2015. Page 6 of 6. 27 Comments

If you care about energy efficiency, the Maxwell-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series does the best along with the GTX 750 series. NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture is very exciting and I'm still quite happy with the experience of all the Maxwell GPUs under Linux when using the proprietary driver (but using the open-source driver with Maxwell is a very different story!).

Well, there you have it if you've been curious how Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux perform under Linux since their debut last month. With the latest NVIDIA Linux driver, the experience was good and any relatively high-end graphics card should be able to get the job done and deliver a great experience for these OpenGL 4.x games available via Steam. The AMD Catalyst Linux driver though was a very different story with Catalyst 14.12 not delivering a playable experience at all atop our Ubuntu 14.10 system. Once AMD delivers a Catalyst Linux driver update to overcome these Metro Redux issues, I'll be back with many more benchmarks on Phoronix. Likewise, once the open-source graphics drivers are capable of fully running the Metro Redux titles, there will be benchmarks to find on Phoronix.

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Thanks to the Metro Redux games now being automated and reproducible, you can run your own tests of these games with the open-source Phoronix Test Suite by running phoronix-test-suite benchmark metroll-redux metro2033-redux or by running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1501131-DE-METROREDU86 to compare your system's numbers directly against the 22 graphics cards tested in this article.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.


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