Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series On Linux Run Excellent
For the past week now I have been running Linux benchmarks on a lot of new NVIDIA GPUs, including the GeForce GTX 760, GTX 770, GTX 780 Ti, and GTX TITAN. These graphics cards with their Linux reviews coming out soon have been running top-notch with the binary Linux driver and running a heck of a lot faster than the slow-performing Radeon R9 290 with the current Catalyst Linux driver...
I'm so getting one of these GPU's for my steambox
Compared with Valve's design for the steambox case, I feel it's going to be a really nice experience.
290 = 57.87 fps
GTX 770 = 66.6 fps
GTX 780Ti = 89.26 fps
290 = 135.95 fps
GTX 770 = 177.16 fps
GTX 780Ti = 207.39 fps
Now considering the GTX 770 retails for $70 less then the 290, consumes a lot less power and runs quieter and cooler that is just a plain old pimp slap beatdown.
As someone and Michael himself have pointed out in R9 290 review, the current Catalyst driver for Hawaii clearly has issue with OpenGL.
Giving that SteamOS and Steam Machines won't be public available until next year, AMD has quite a few months to make thing right.
They would be silly to miss this big PC gaming booster.
Those are awesome results and looking at it optimistically, they show how far my R9-290X can go sometime next year when AMD fixes their Linux driver.
Reminds me of this
Metro Last Light on Linux announcement
Nvidia owners should experience no problems with the game. 4A Games and AMD are working together on improving performance on Linux and are waiting for updated drivers from the graphics card manufacturer.