Tag Archive: Linux

PC Gaming on Ubuntu Linux

In this article I’m going to be talking about PC gaming with Ubuntu Linux. I will discuss several areas that at the end I hope will give you a better understanding of PC gaming on a Linux based OS and how it compares to traditional Windows PC gaming that you may be considering moving away from or to try something different. While I will give examples and basic instructions within Ubuntu. This article is not meant to a full guide on using Ubuntu, and as such, if there are sections that you have trouble understanding or want more help or information, askubuntu.com is a great place for help with specific problems or questions you may have with the OS. That being said, let’s get started!

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AMD Showcases Server Innovation and Industry First with a Demo of its Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux

AMD Showcases Server Innovation and Industry First with a Demo of its Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux Open Standards-based AMD Opteron processor ecosystem development enables a seamless experience from x86 CPUs to x86 APUs AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced another major milestone in the development of its enterprise software ecosystem with the first public …

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Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview

Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview Last week on Phoronix I shared my initial impressions of the Intel “Bay Trail” NUC Kit when running Ubuntu Linux. I’ve been impressed by the size, features, and price of this barebones Intel system sporting a low-power SoC with built-in HD Graphics capabilities that work well under Linux. …

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SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Linux Benchmarks

SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Linux Benchmarks Complementing the SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 performance benchmarks published earlier in the week, here are more NVIDIA OpenGL Linux benchmarks when comparing Valve’s Debian-based SteamOS performance to Ubuntu 13.10. Source: Phoronix Related Items: Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel “Haswell” OpenGL Performance FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, …

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AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As Catalyst

AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As Catalyst After running earlier this week a 21-way graphics card comparison with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA GPUs, there were requests by some Phoronix readers to see some new APU performance numbers. For ending out November, here’s new Catalyst vs. Gallium3D driver benchmarks on Ubuntu …

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AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card on Linux Review

AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card on Linux Review AMD unveiled the Radeon R9 290 graphics card at the beginning of November as one step down from the new flagship Radeon R9 290X graphics card. Numerous Windows reviews praised the graphics card for its great performance, but what wasn’t clear at the time was how …

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Video Card On Linux Review

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Video Card On Linux Review If you are after a low-end graphics card for use on Linux, up for review today is the Zotac GeForce GT 610 Synergy 1GB graphics card that sells for less than $50 USD. The results in this Linux hardware review compare the GT 610 to a …

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Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel “Haswell” OpenGL Performance

Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel “Haswell” OpenGL Performance While we have published many Linux articles about Intel Haswell since the debut of the processors a month and a half ago, coming out now are our first benchmarks of the Microsoft Windows 8 performance against Ubuntu 13.10 Linux when using an Intel Core i7 …

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Direct3D 9 Support Released For Linux Via Gallium3D, Running Games

Direct3D 9 Support Released For Linux Via Gallium3D, Running Games Linux desktop systems can now have working support for Microsoft’s Direct3D 9 API via a new Gallium3D state tracker. Unlike the earlier Direct3D 10/11 state tracker for Gallium3D on Linux, this new code actually can run D3D9 games and at better performance than what’s offered …

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Intel Linux Driver Performance Still Slower Than Windows 7

Intel Linux Driver Performance Still Slower Than Windows 7 Benchmarks published this week on Phoronix showed that Ubuntu 13.10 can outperform Apple OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” with regard to OpenGL performance. However, when compared to Microsoft Windows, the open-source Intel Linux driver continues to come up short… at Phoronix Related Items: Ubuntu 13.10 Can Outperform …

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Mesa 9.2 Can Boost Intel Haswell Graphics 30~40% On Linux

Mesa 9.2 Can Boost Intel Haswell Graphics 30~40% On Linux Yesterday I shared open-source Linux graphics benchmarks showing the Intel Ivy Bridge performance improving on Mesa 9.2 over the earlier releases of this important open-source Linux graphics driver component. However, for the latest-generation Intel “Haswell” graphics, Mesa 9.2 is an even more important upgrade. Here’s …

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Intel Haswell Linux Virtualization: KVM vs. Xen vs. VirtualBox

Intel Haswell Linux Virtualization: KVM vs. Xen vs. VirtualBox The latest chapter to our lengthy Intel Haswell on Linux saga is virtualization benchmarks. From Fedora 19 with the very latest software components for Linux virtualization, the performance of KVM, Xen, and VirtualBox were benchmarked from the Intel Core i7 4770K “Haswell” CPU… at Phoronix Related …

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