Low-End NVIDIA/AMD GPU Comparison On Open-Source Drivers
Phoronix: Low-End NVIDIA/AMD GPU Comparison On Open-Source Drivers
For those looking to purchase a low or mid-range graphics card for use with the open-source graphics drivers -- rather than being bound by NVIDIA's proprietary driver or AMD's Catalyst -- here's a comparison of nine different discrete graphics cards when benchmarked by the open-source drivers.
Would have been interesting to throw an Ivy Bridge APU in there
Just to see how the Intel graphics compares to low-end discrete cards with the OSS stack.
Thanks for the info, but how about with older distros?
It's not clear from the article if you ran completely bleeding edge Ubuntu 13.04 or stock, but it would be interesting to see those tests re-run with 12.04 or 12.10 with the latest patches instead. I doubt that many people are going to download and install the latest kernel and/or Mesa drivers, it's just a total pain to do so. And fraught with complexities.
Showing these results on a more mainstream, or even slightly older distro would be more useful. As it is, I'm thinking that I should upgrade my main machine to something better, but I don't game all that much and don't need super performance, just stability and 2D speed/clarity on the display.
Thanks for the work, I do appreciate it.