Perhaps somewhere out there is a Linux user who wants a TITAN X and if there is they will like the results of Phoronix's testing. The card works perfectly straight out of the box with the latest 346.47 driver as well as the 349.12 Beta; if you want to use Nouveau then don't buy this card. The TITAN did not win any awards for power efficiency but for OpenCL tests, synthetic OpenGL benchmarks and Unigine on Linux it walked away a clear winner. Phoronix, and many others, hope that AMD is working on an updated Linux driver to accompany the new 300 series of cards we will see soon to help them be more competitive on open source systems.
If you are sick of TITAN X reviews by now, just skip to their 22 GPU performance roundup of Metro Redux.
"Last week NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce GTX TITAN X during their annual GPU Tech Conference. Of course, all of the major reviews at launch were under Windows and thus largely focused on the Direct3D performance. Now that our review sample arrived this week, I've spent the past few days hitting the TITAN X hard under Linux with various OpenGL and OpenCL workloads compared to other NVIDIA and AMD hardware on the binary Linux drivers."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan X 12GB @ Kitguru
- Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X @ Legion Hardware
- Asus GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini @ Kitguru
- ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DirectCU II OC @ [H]ard|OCP
- Zotac GeForce GTX980 AMP Omega Edition @ Bjorn3d
- PowerColor R9 285 2GB Turbo Duo @ Modders-Inc
- The Best Graphics Solution You Can Buy For Around £1000: Sapphire 295X2’s @ eTeknix
Please, please, please AMD,
Please, please, please AMD, work on Mantle and SteamOS compatibility for your drivers and cards. You can have a nice little niche if you have a card for Steam machines. You already have the console market, so divert some resources from that!
I suspect SteamOS is the long
I suspect SteamOS is the long term investment by Valve and at launch 90%+ of Steam consoles will run Windows. I would love to be wrong, but the game selection on SteamOS still justifies a $100 Microsoft OS license to anyone not already a Linux fan or Microsoft hater. (I’m a Linux fanatic myself, but nobody else in my social circle is.)
With Linux being 1-5%(?) of
With Linux being 1-5%(?) of the market AMD doesn’t have money or man power to spare there. Definitely NOT for games that someone probably will play under Windows utilizing a dual boot setup.
Great headline Jeremy.
Great headline Jeremy.
Ya, it is hard to picture a
Ya, it is hard to picture a Linux user (or well, most people) suddenly thinking, "Ya, I want to blow a grand on a GPU"
I am an avid Linux user and
I am an avid Linux user and gamer (yes, I know, they don’t usually go hand-in-hand do they 😉 ) , and if awesome video cards show promise under Linux as well as Windows, I can only hope that will convince more game developers to use cross-platform technologies (like SDL or OpenGL) and get some more popular games running on Linux so I can finally dispense with my dual-booted Windows!
I’d loove to get my hands on
I’d loove to get my hands on this, but unfortunately, atm, it costs way too many pretty pennies to get. Love the title too! lol.
To gimped down for DP work,
To gimped down for DP work, this Titan X it is, the dirk side of an empty wallet is strong in this one!
Perhaps you should keep your
Perhaps you should keep your dirk in a knife sheath on your belt instead of in your wallet. I’d be really careful sitting down if I were you.
Hey Dusty, any ideas if the
Hey Dusty, any ideas if the rumors that samsung is planning to buy AMD are true.
Samsung will not be allowed
Samsung will not be allowed to buy AMD, Samsung already has a line of ARM based Custom SOC products, and reference design ARM SOCs. The main litmus test for any merger or acquisition for the US Justice Department Antitrust Division, and the other relevant regulatory agencies’ approval on all corporate mergers and acquisitions, will always be: does the merger or acquisition, if it is to be allowed to proceed, reduce competition in the marketplace, and since Samsung already makes ARM based custom SOCs, and competes with AMD then it will reduce competition for custom ARM products in the marketplace.
It should be noted that AMD’s K12 custom ARM APUs will be very competitive with the Apple custom offerings, and allowing Samsung to buy AMD will very likely make any K12 based devices available exclusively on Samsung branded products ONLY, and the market does not need another Apple type of closed hardware/software ecosystem, the entire OEM devices market needs AMD’s K12 custom APUs to be available to as many device OEMs as possible, and SAMSUNG acquiring AMD would be bad for the overall marketplace that needs a custom design/s ARM APU to compete with the likes of Apple, and Samsung for that matter.
AMD needs to remain as an independent supplier of x86, and custom ARM APUs, and able to supply the entire OEM devices market with both x86, and Custom ARM based, APUs/SOCs. Apple is exclusively in house with their custom ARM designs, and Samsung if it is allowed to acquire AMD would certainly do the same with the K12 custom core. What the entire tablet/phone market needs is an AMD K12 line of custom APUs that is available to all OEM device makers and this will give any and all device OEMs the chance to keep up with Apple’s A9 series and later custom ARM designs. Samsung already has its own, so NO Samsung takeover of AMD should be allowed.
The Titan X is now officially
The Titan X is now officially useless, since the 980 Ti is coming out after the summer.