NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti On Linux: Best Linux Gaming Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 9 March 2017. Page 8 of 8. 76 Comments

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti installed in the Core i7 7700K test system had an average power draw of 261 Watts with a peak of 387 Watts, in comparison to the GTX 980 at 231 Watt average with peak of 372 Watts. I'll have thermal results and more performance-per-Watt metrics in future GP102 testing articles.

With the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti already being accredited as the "best gaming graphics card" by Windows sites, given NVIDIA's continued Linux driver quality, it really comes as no surprise that the GTX 1080 Ti also delivers the best Linux gaming performance right now too. That is, unless you only consider open-source graphics drivers an option for your systems.

Overall the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti offers incredible performance potential right now if you're able to afford the $699 USD price. In the months ahead it will be interesting to see how AMD's Radeon RX Vega performs as well as NVIDIA's eventual successor to Pascal, Volta.

Stay tuned for more NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Linux tests -- including fresh Linux VR tests with SteamVR / HTC Vive -- in the days ahead.

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