NVIDIA vs. Radeon With HITMAN On Linux: CPU Usage, Memory Usage
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 23 February 2017 at 12:23 PM EST. 20 Comments
With the competitive RadeonSI vs. NVIDIA performance for HITMAN on Linux there have been some Premium reader requests for also taking a look at the CPU/RAM usage and other vitals while running this latest Feral game port on the different GPUs/drivers.

Using the Phoronix Test Suite that's easy to carry out with just setting the MONITOR=all environment variable prior to a simple phoronix-test-suite benchmark hitman command. So I did that with the Radeon R9 Fury and RX 480 on Linux 4.10 + Mesa 17.1-devel as well as a GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 1080 with the NVIDIA 378.13 binary driver.

So here is some complementary data to yesterday's 17-way Radeon/NVIDIA HITMAN comparison.

Here's what the performance looked like at 1080p with low quality settings as a reminder.

And their frame times...

The CPU usage wasn't hugely different with the four cards on both the Radeon and NVIDIA drivers averaging close to around 50% CPU utilization for the Core i7 7700K and a peak of 70~80%.

Unfortunately the Radeon GPU utilization as a percentage isn't exposed in an easy, out-of-the-box parseable method, so here's just the GPU usage difference for the GTX 980 and GTX 1080.

The system memory usage was a bit odd with the Radeon R9 Fury going through about 1GB more of RAM than the other cards while the RX 480 on the other hand had the least memory usage.

And the run at 1080p with ultra quality settings...

Those wanting to look through additional sensor metrics can find them for HITMAN on Radeon and NVIDIA via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.
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