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OpenGL/OpenCL Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From NVIDIA's GeForce 9800GTX To GTX 1080

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Now that my initial GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review is out the door, I spent this weekend working on a "fun" comparison out of curiosity to see how the raw OpenGL and OpenCL performance has improved over the generations going back to the once-powerful GeForce 9800GTX plus including the top-end cards of the GeForce 600/700/900 Kepler and Maxwell series too.

Eight years ago, the GeForce 9800GTX (G92) was a beast with its 65nm GPU and 754 million transistors. The 9800GTX boasted a core clock of 675MHz and 2200MHz for its GDDR3 memory. The 9800GTX was rated for 648 single-precision GFLOPS and had a 140 Watt TDP. Fast forward to today, the GeForce GTX 1080 is fabbed on a 16nm process and has more than 7.2 billion transistors. The base core clock is 1607MHz (and 1733MHz boost) while having GDDR5X for its video memory. The GTX 1080 has a 180 Watt TDP and its single-precision rating is 8228~8873 GFLOPS. Quite impressive seeing how much more advanced Pascal is over hardware from eight years ago and is still being used by some.

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  • The Importance Of Benchmark Automation & Why I Hate Running Linux Games Manually

    Yet again with today's GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review there were multiple people asking "why XYZ Linux game wasn't tested", a recurring topic now over the past several years.

    XYZ game wasn't tested in that review or any other article since it can't be properly automated, that's usually the explanation whenever prompted in the forums. The game/engine wasn't either designed to be automated-benchmark friendly, the developers disabled it in the debug build, or in many cases when it's ported to Linux by companies like Feral Interactive they simply didn't bother with porting that functionality to Linux.

  • Some Extra, One-Off Benchmarks Of The GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux
  • See How Your Linux System Compares To The Performance Of A GeForce GTX 1080

    While finishing up the large GPU comparisons with the GTX 1080, I did run a few preliminary results in different benchmarks and uploaded them to OpenBenchmarking.org. Thanks to our benchmarking software, you can easily compare your own system to this $699 NVIDIA graphics card running under Linux.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux: OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan Performance

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$699 USD is a lot to spend on a graphics card, but damn she is a beauty. Last month NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 1080 as the current top-end Pascal card and looked great under Windows while now finally having my hands on the card the past few days I've been putting it through its paces under Ubuntu Linux with the major open APIs of OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and VDPAU. Not only is the raw performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 on Linux fantastic, but the performance-per-Watt improvements made my jaw drop more than a few times. Here are my initial Linux results of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition.

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Mesa 12.1-dev Is Off To The Races

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While Mesa 12.0 was just branched days ago and is going to be an extraordinary release, new work is already building up for Mesa 12.1-dev that will be released around September.

Landing today in Git were a heck of a lot of changes primarily on the RadeonSI side. This included more PBO work by Nicolai Hähnle on the Mesa state tracker, various RadeonSI tweaks, several AMDGPU winsys changes, and more.

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On Linux 4.6, Some Fresh RadeonSI Mesa 11.2 vs. Mesa Git Benchmarks

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With the branching this week for the huge Mesa 12.0 milestone, here are some fresh Mesa 11.2 stable vs. Mesa Git benchmarks I ran today/yesterday with several graphics cards on Ubuntu 16.04 with the Padoka PPA for the updated Mesa Git stack plus also pulling down the Linux 4.6.0 stable release.

For these fresh Mesa 11.2 vs. Git benchmarks I used a Radeon R9 270X, R9 285, R7 370, and R9 FURY this round for the open-source AMD Linux benchmarking from this system.

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