NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Linux Testing Time
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 25 March 2015 at 12:19 PM EDT. 15 Comments
Last week NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX TITAN X, their latest $999+ USD graphics card. This new graphics card packs 12GB of GDDR5 video memory and the Maxwell-based GPU is capable of 7 TFLOPS of single-precision compute power. Now it's time for some Linux benchmarks of this new high-end graphics card at Phoronix.

NVIDIA's review sample of the GeForce GTX TITAN X finally arrived this morning for carrying out our Linux GPU/compute benchmarking. The full review on the graphics card will be published in the days ahead with looking at the OpenGL/OpenCL performance along with performance-per-Watt, thermal comparison, and all of the other goodies provided by the Phoronix Test Suite.

While I've just had the graphics card for a short time, I can confirm that it does work with Ubuntu Linux and the current 346.47 binary driver released last month. One minor note is that the card is just identified as a "Graphics Device" as opposed to the "TITAN X", but I'm told the next driver update will correct the product string and aside from that the full support is in place.

It will be interesting to see how this graphics card performs with BioShock Infinite, the Metro Redux games, Unreal Engine 4, and the other new Linux Steam titles that are finally starting to be benchmark-friendly/automated-test-capable. Speaking of which, aside from our usual arsenal of benchmarks as listed on OpenBenchmarking.org, if there's any other GPU/GPGPU tests you'd like to see incorporated, be sure to let me know. Of course, the usual stipulation applies that the test must be able to be run from start-to-finish in a fully-automated manner controlled from the command-line. If it can't be adapted for the Phoronix Test Suite with basic automation to ensure reliable and reproducible results, it will not be incorporated, as outlined in many articles over the years. But with that said, feedback is always welcome.

Stay tuned for the exciting Linux TITAN X benchmarks shortly on Phoronix.
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