See How Your Linux System Compares To The Performance Of A GeForce GTX 1080
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 3 June 2016 at 04:16 PM EDT. 18 Comments
I've still been swamped with my 18+ hour days this week of testing the GeForce GTX 1080 and friends for our Linux review. Tomorrow morning is when my initial GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review will be published with OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan benchmarks. Additional tests and other fun comparisons featuring the GTX 1080 will continue through the weekend. But while waiting for those featured articles, you can easily compare your own system's results to some of my initia GTX 1080 numbers.

While finishing up the large GPU comparisons with the GTX 1080, I did run a few preliminary results in different benchmarks and uploaded them to Thanks to our benchmarking software, you can easily compare your own system to this $699 NVIDIA graphics card running under Linux.

All the tests were done on Ubuntu 16.04 with the latest NVIDIA 367 beta driver. Stay tuned for my full review for all of the Linux support details. Among the results I uploaded early include:

1606031-HA-UNIGINEGT90 - Unigine Heaven and Unigine Valley tests. They were run at 1080p so those with slower cards can at least compare...

1606035-HA-QUICKSTEA42 - If you have Steam installed and own Dota 2 and F1 2015, here are some benchmarks to compare to... Including Dota 2 with Vulkan. More Vulkan tests in the featured articles.

1606039-HA-OPENCLGTX94 - If you aren't a Linux gamer and GPGPU computing is more your thing, here are some OpenCL benchmarks with SHOC and LuxMark. Again, more benchmarks still coming with these just being some fun short ones for your comparison sake.

Thanks to the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software, once you install it you can simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1606031-HA-UNIGINEGT90 (or any of the other IDs) to compare your own system's performance against the results in a fully-standardized, fully-automated, and completely reproducible manner! It's that easy with the Phoronix Test Suite. When prompted, you can also share your results on if you want to show off your system's performance (or seek pity from the community how your numbers compare to the GTX 1080).

Hopefully you find these standalone results interesting or have some Friday night fun benchmarking your Linux boxes. Stay tuned for my full GTX 1080 Linux coverage throughout the weekend.
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