NVIDIA GeForce GT 710: Trying NVIDIA's Newest Sub-$50 GPU On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 6 February 2016. Page 2 of 6. 33 Comments

To no surprise at all, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 works fine under Linux... After loading up the NVIDIA 361.18 beta Linux driver, the graphics card immediately lit up on an Ubuntu 15.10 x86_64 test system.

All normal features were working just fine with the GT 710 under NVIDIA's proprietary Linux driver. With being a Kepler GPU, the card should also work with the open-source, reverse-engineered Nouveau driver, but that's not the focus of today's article. Stay tuned for Nouveau GT 710 tests in the days ahead.

For some basic OpenGL benchmark results for the GeForce GT 710, I tested it against a few other lower-end NVIDIA graphics cards from this Ubuntu test system. The comparison cards included the GeForce GT 520, GTX 550 Ti, GT 610, GTX 650, GT 710, GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, and GTX 950.

If you are wanting to see how the GT 710 compares to Intel HD Graphics on Linux and AMD APUs, I will have those results in another article in the next few days. This article is just intended to look at how the discrete GPU performance compares while I finish up a round of Intel/AMD Linux integrated tests using the newest kernel and Mesa code.


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