Windows 10 vs Linux OpenGL Performance on Kaby Lake

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by FrgMstr, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    It is the ultimate showdown of hipster neckbeards and nerds, and will surely end in a bloodbath. Then again maybe not. There are a lot of us interested in Linux as a gaming platform however, and phoronix has a bevy of benchmarks that address exactly that when compared to Microsoft's latest and greatest OS. OK, maybe there are not a lot of benchmarks either, but they do have data on CS:GO and Team Fortress 2!

    Under the Furmark stress test the Windows 10 installation commanded a significant lead while under the basic triangle test was the only OpenGL benchmark in this article where Windows 10 lost. GpuTest's triangle workload tends to be limited just by video memory performance.
     
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  2. blkt

    blkt Gawd

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    Not bad, I was expecting worse. I am curious to see the results after drivers mature.
     
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  3. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Should be a fun article to read, I will have to read it later at work. :) The real benchmark here is how long will this thread stay on topic. :D
     
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  4. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow [H]ardness Supreme

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    I run Linux Mint and I do a lot of casual gaming on my laptop with an i3-6100u CPU while I watch my kids. Works great for Civilization V/Beyond Earth, Minecraft, and Paradox games like Stellaris and Europa Universalis IV at 720/1080p.

    I'm more interested to see their next article with comparisons of AMD and Nvidia hardware. My R9 290x obviously performs slower under Linux than it did when I ran Windows, but the drivers have gotten to the point that they're 'good enough' for the more demanding games I play like Kerbal Space Program and Doom 2016.

     
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  5. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yes folks, Linux has come a long way to being used in our daily lives. Next article in this series,

    Which is Easier: Committing suicide with an envelope or explaining over the phone to your wife on how to use Gimp to edit your family Christmas photo.
     
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    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'll wait till next decade...
     
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    jardows [H]ard|Gawd

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    Looks like it took about 2.5 hours!
     
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  8. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It's mildly on topic, if we want to talk about benchmarks of both OS's.
     
  9. Frobozz

    Frobozz [H]ard|Gawd

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    Those scores are a lot closer than I expected!