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With Steam Machines set to begin shipping next month and SteamOS beginning to interest more gamers as an alternative to Windows for building a living room gaming PC, in this article I've carried out a twenty-two graphics card comparison with various NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon GPUs while testing them on the Debian Linux-based SteamOS 2.0 "Brewmaster" operating system using a variety of Steam Linux games.
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Well, if you made it through all of the results, it's quite easy to see why NVIDIA dominates the initial selection of SteamOS Steam Machines. While AMD has made some progress on improving their Catalyst OpenGL Linux driver, the performance for many games remains shoddy and it's embarrassing to see a Radeon R9 Fury get outperformed by a lower-end card like the GeForce GTX 950 or in severe cases even a GeForce GTX 750 or outdated GeForce GTX 460 Fermi.

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While according to this AMD needs to improve there linux support, ok looks legit... lets just gloss over the fact that the 950 is also essentially a titan X in performance as well.

Nvidia also needs more work.
    
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i think that vulkan might sort things out else linux gaming will stay irrelevant
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While according to this AMD needs to improve there linux support, ok looks legit... lets just gloss over the fact that the 950 is also essentially a titan X in performance as well.

Nvidia also needs more work.

And why is a 680 faster than everything? 760 faster than a 780 ti and 970.
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While according to this AMD needs to improve there linux support, ok looks legit... lets just gloss over the fact that the 950 is also essentially a titan X in performance as well.

Nvidia also needs more work.
I think this says more about the state of OpenGL and the quality of the game ports to Linux.
Vulkan should significantly change the playing field.
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Nvidia and AMD should not even bother to fix API for Linux until Vulcan comes along.
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The reviewers should have at least bothered with free games like DotA2 , LoL, WarFrame, WarThunder and Path Of Exile. It is far more probable to play FREE games on Linux, instead of buying a ported game when you don't know how it will run. Hell, on Mint Maya i got ~25-30 FPS with GT210 and E5200 or something on DotA2 on low details and the old source engine @1080p.
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And why is a 680 faster than everything? 760 faster than a 780 ti and 970.
It is because Lord Gaben prefers doing everything manually.
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How do modern games do on it though?
     
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How many people use SteamOS compared to other operating systems? Curious to see the usage statistics.
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