OpenCL: LuxMark 2.0
LuxMark 2.0 is an OpenCL benchmark tool and is our only compute benchmark in this review. LuxMark 2.0 tests GPUs for SmallLuxGPU 2.0 which is an advanced ray tracer using the original LuxRender engine featured in the larger LuxRender Suite. Ray tracing adequately maps the pipelines on the GPU, which in turn yields faster render times for artists.
The GTX 770 somehow manages to stay way behind the GeForce GTX 960. In turn, the GeForce GTX 960 almost manages to take over the R9 280X. In this test, Maxwell really shows how much performance per cuda core it has over it’s kepler predecessor. I should remind you that a few years ago, this benchmark was completely dominated by the AMD video cards.