January 6, 2016

An Interesting Difference Between AMD & NVIDIA Linux Drivers When Comparing System Usage

When running the tests recently for the NVIDIA Linux Driver 2015 Year-in-Review and How AMD's Proprietary Linux Driver Evolved In 2015, I also ran some extra tests comparing the AMD Radeon Software 15.12 and NVIDIA 358.16 proprietary drivers when looking at their CPU usage, memory consumption, and other system sensors. 

From the same i7-5960X system running Ubuntu 15.10, I compared the system sensor output for the Radeon Software 15.12 and NVIDIA 358.16 drivers when testing two cards on each driver. 

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