NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 27 March 2015. Page 8 of 8. 47 Comments

While we provided some look at the per-test recording of GPU temperatures and system power consumption that's done seamlessly by the Phoronix Test Suite, there's also the outputs for the data over the course of the entire testing session for each graphics card.

Throughout all of these OpenGL and OpenCL benchmarks, the TITAN X had an average operating temperature of 77 C with a peak of 85 C, which is slightly higher than the original GeForce GTX TITAN but not high enough to cause any thermal throttling problems.

The overall AC system power consumption of this Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system averaged out to 260 Watts with the GTX TITAN X and a peak of 364 Watts, which is right around the levels of the original TITAN and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

While the GeForce GTX TITAN X wasn't the most power efficient, if you shell out $1000 USD on a new graphics card chances are you are just concerned about the best raw performance rather than saving electricity. For raw performance, the GeForce GTX TITAN X dominated in all of the heavy OpenGL and OpenCL benchmarks. The GeForce GTX TITAN X isn't too worthwhile for casual Linux gamers even at 4K given the current selection of (limited) AAA Linux games. However, if doing any OpenGL development or heavy OpenCL/CUDA compute tasks, the GTX TITAN X is able to shine and run much better than the GTX 980 or original GTX TITAN.

With the demanding OpenCL tests, the synthetic OpenGL benchmarks, and test profiles like Unigine on Linux is where the GeForce GTX TITAN X was at a significant advantage. If all you care about is maximum performance and can afford the price of this graphics card, the GTX TITAN X is the card to get for the foreseeable future. AMD will soon be introducing their new high-end Radeon Rx 300 series line-up, but it remains to be seen if they'll have their new Catalyst Linux driver stack out in time and if it will correct all of the current Steam Linux gaming problems.

Thanks to NVIDIA for providing these GPU review samples to Phoronix. Coming out in the next few days will be some other interesting graphics/compute results for the Linux-friendly TITAN X in different scenarios. If you appreciate all of the Linux hardware testing done daily at Phoronix, please consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium to support these operations while enjoying ad-free viewing and the ability to view multi-page articles on a single page. PayPal tips are also happily appreciated and used for our continued Linux benchmarking operations.

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