Ubuntu 15.04 VS Windows 10 Pro : Dirt Showdown Benchmark on a GTX 680





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Published on Aug 18, 2015

This video's focus for the benchmark and review are solely on the performance of Nvidia's driver with the native versions of Dirt Showdown on Ubuntu and Windows.

I am using the latest NVIDIA drivers.
Windows 10 Pro with 355.60
Ubuntu 15.04 with 355.06

1. Intro 0:00
2. Benchmark Results 1:17
3. Side-by-side comparison 2:12
3. Summary 3:17
4. Additional Benchmark 4:49

I used the absolute lowest and highest settings for both test scenarios. The only apparent difference is in AA, where Nvidia's Windows driver reveals QCSAA, whilst only revealing MSAA on Ubuntu.

On Ubuntu, Nvidia is set to Performance and the CPU governor is also set to Performance. For Windows, it is set to High Performance.

When setting the Anti-Aliasing to the exact same setting on both platforms, VP has made the Linux port keep up neck-to-neck performance with the D3D native Windows version.

My verdict: Virtual Programming have outdone themselves this time. A wrapper port that can beat native D3D on Windows is amazing! AMD and Intel users will likely fare quite differently, since both companies aren't aiming for Enthusiast performance on Linux like Nvidia is. If you haven't got the game already, this is an insta-buy!

I may have made mistakes, and if I have done so, please forgive me and correct me in the comments. I've tried to do this benchmark and review to the best of my knowledge and capabilities.

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My main computer rig specs:
CPU - Intel i7-4770 3.4Ghz
RAM - 8GB DDR3 Corsair 1333MHz
OS - Ubuntu 15.04 64Bit/Windows 10 Pro 64Bit (Dual Boot)

Video recorded using:
Canon SX50 HS
SimpleScreenRecorder 0.3.3
Audacity 2.0.6

Video edited using the following software:
KDENLIVE 15.07.0
GIMP 2.8.14
LibreOffice Calc

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About me:
I'm just a Malaysian, who is currently working as a game developer whilst waiting for Convocation of his studies at MMU Cyberjaya in Software Engineering and Games Design. Love Ubuntu and Linux, and more so gaming!


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