Monday January 23, 2017

Windows 10 vs Linux OpenGL Performance on Kaby Lake

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!

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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.