2014 Year-End NVIDIA Linux Benchmark Comparison
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 21 December 2014. Page 2 of 6. 1 Comment

OpenArena is the most basic OpenGL game we still test for reference. While its frame-rates are absurdly high and the game can run on most any GPU with open/closed-source drivers, the test fortunately provided a little value for this comparison. The results show a change in frame-rate between the NVIDIA 340.17 and 343.13 drivers. There's a performance regression in the 343 series and at least as of 346.22 it hasn't been recovered. We'll see if it happens in other tests.

With Tesseract there's a more significant performance drop introduced in 2014. Between the NVIDIA 334 and 337 series is a huge drop in the frame-rate for Tesseract while all rendering appeared correct on both drivers. The Tesseract performance regression is much more severe but again it's an open-source OpenGL test shooting out hundreds of frames per second.

With the demanding Unigine Heaven tech demo, the frame-rate on the GeForce GTX 780 Ti was flat-lined across the tested 2014 proprietary drivers.


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