NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Takes On The Radeon RX Vega 64 Under Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 7 November 2017. Page 2 of 9. 20 Comments

When using the NVIDIA 384.98 or NVIDIA 387 series Linux driver, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is fully supported under Linux. In my testing so far I have yet to run into any driver issues or other problems with this initial testing from the NVIDIA 384.98 driver stack on Ubuntu 17.04.

The 1070 Ti driver support appears to be on-par with the rest of the Pascal line-up when using the NVIDIA proprietary driver.

The graphics cards tested for this comparison include the:

- GeForce GTX 780 Ti
- GeForce GTX 980
- GeForce GTX 980 Ti
- GeForce GTX 1060
- GeForce GTX 1070
- GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
- GeForce GTX 1080
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- Radeon RX 580
- Radeon R9 Fury
- Radeon RX Vega 56
- Radeon RX Vega 64

All NVIDIA cards were tested with the 384.98 driver stack. The Radeon Polaris, Fiji, and Vega GPUs were tested using Mesa Git from the Padoka PPA paired with the Linux 4.14 kernel (and DC patched kernel in the case of RX Vega support).

All tests were done from the usual Core i7 8700K Coffee Lake test bed with Ubuntu 17.04 x86_64. All of these OpenGL and Vulkan benchmarks were carried out in a fully-automated and reproducible manner using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software. With the Phoronix Test Suite, AC system power consumption measurements were recorded during testing (interfaced with a WattsUp Pro power meter), GPU thermal, and performance-per-Watt / performance-per-dollar benchmarks also generated.

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