NVIDIA Wins Over AMD For Linux Gaming Ultra HD 4K Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 19 June 2014. Page 3 of 5. 38 Comments

With the Tesseract game, the NVIDIA hardware continued to dominate. The Radeon R9 290 was running the speed between an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and GTX 770 graphics cards, much slower where it should be for this $400+ Hawaii GPU if the Catalyst driver was in proper shape.

NVIDIA's domination continued with Team Fortress 2. This being another Source Engine game, the Radeon R9 290 was hanging. The graphics cards coming up short of 60 FPS here were the GTX 650, GT 740, and GTX 750 while right on the edge were the GTX 750 Ti, HD 7850, and R7 260X.

When running Unigine Tropics at 3840 x 2160, a GeForce GTX 680~770 or better is needed on the AMD side to deliver above 60 FPS or the Radeon R9 290 is needed. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti was 37% faster than the Radeon R9 290 when using the proprietary Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu 14.04.


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