See How Your Linux System Stacks Up To 15 GPUs For 1080p Gaming
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 26 July 2015 at 11:00 AM EDT. 32 Comments
This week I posted the results of a 15-way graphics card comparison on Ubuntu Linux with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards while running the very latest proprietary drivers. Those tests were focused on 4K resolution testing in order to stress the latest-generation AMD/NVIDIA GPUs. However, if you want to see 1080p numbers, here are some benchmark-friendly results.

For those wishing to see how their own Linux system compares to the selection of 15 graphics cards tested, I ran some 1920 x 1080 benchmarks for Unigine Valley and Xonotic, since they're able to stress the hardware enough that all the frame-rates aren't completely CPU limited. The same software/hardware was used during testing.

If you want to see how your own Linux system compares to the fifteen tested graphics cards, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and then run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1507265-BE-1080PLINU24.

To no surprise, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GTX TITAN X were the fastest for Unigine Valley at 1080p. The Radeon R9 290 meanwhile was coming out just between the GTX 960 and 970 for performance.

Xonotic with ultimate image quality settings at 1920 x 1080 could easily run on all of the tested hardware except for the GTX 750 series. The results are served via this result file.

Besides checking out the 15-Way AMD/NVIDIA Graphics Card Comparison For 4K Linux Gaming results, this week I also used the 15-GPU comparison for showing Where AMD's Catalyst Driver Does The Best On Linux. Coming up in the next few days are the long-awaited results for the AMD Radeon R9 Fury Linux performance.
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