31-Way NVIDIA GeForce / AMD Radeon Linux OpenGL Comparison - End-Of-Year 2016
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 22 December 2016. Page 8 of 8. 12 Comments

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided runs very slow currently on the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack, so the red tests were limited to just the RX 480 and R9 Fury. NVIDIA performs much better but you still need a powerful GPU to handle this game that was ported to Linux and released just in November.

Hopefully RadeonSI Gallium3D improvements will see some optimizations for this game soon as right now it's basically unplayable unless restricting the game to very minimal quality.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game couldn't be tested on the AMD Linux stack as with Mesa 13.1-dev / Linux 4.9 when loading the benchmark the game would consistently hang on "loading game data" while it worked just fine with the NVIDIA Linux driver.

Well, hope you enjoyed these tests of 31 different AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards using the latest Linux drivers on a variety of OpenGL games. As mentioned earlier, coming up this weekend will be more tests from these cards when looking at the power efficiency and other factors. Those wishing to see how their own Linux system(s) performance compare can install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1612221-TA-CHRISTMAS59 to conduct your own fully-automated, side-by-side comparison against the results found in this article.

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