Ubuntu 15.04 VS Windows 8.1 : Counter Strike Global Offensive Benchmark with an AMD HD5750

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A short video checking out the recent update to Counter Strike Global Offensive for Linux, this time pitching it on AMD graphics both natively on Ubuntu and Windows!

After covering Intel and Nvidia, what about AMD? Does the recent CSGO performance update in Dec help us Linux gamers here?

On both Ubuntu and Windows I am using the same Catalyst Omega drivers. These were the latest drivers I could get at the time of recording.

I wanted to include the Open Source Radeon driver as well, but I…


  1. I just install Ubuntu on a different hard drive and using the same video card as your amd hd 5750. i got the results as your. ubuntu was a bit slower… have you tried on Kubuntu or Lubuntu to see if any difference in performance?

  2. I have stuttering and fps drops while playing 1280 x 960 resolution and everything set to low. My fps can go between 20 up to 350 depending on the map and if ppl are shooting etc. I usually play competively but I can't with this stuttering.

    My spec is
    XMG Laptop
    Intel i7-4700MQ 2.40GHz × 8
    12 gb ram
    128 gb SSD
    GTX 765m
    (it's with an integrated card aswell)
    I'm using Ubuntu 15.04

    glxinfo | grep OpenGL
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 765M/PCIe/SSE2
    OpenGL core profile version string: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 346.59
    OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.40 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
    OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
    OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
    OpenGL core profile extensions:
    OpenGL version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 346.59
    OpenGL shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
    OpenGL context flags: (none)
    OpenGL profile mask: (none)
    OpenGL extensions:
    OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.1 NVIDIA 346.59
    OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.10
    OpenGL ES profile extensions:

    How do you install drivers(I've searched about a hundred sites everybody recommends differently)
    and how do you optimize/tweak your system or driver to run smooth?

    I've tried the open source 355 and 352 version with the same result.

  3. I find it odd how at 2:06 the rag dolls are in two different positions. Is it because Windows is very slightly further in the benchmark due to the higher frames which led to the different physics calculations? Just weird to me…

  4. How did you even get the proprietary Omega drivers installed onto 15.04? As far as I can tell Omega 14.12 are for 14.10 or older distro's only? I have Ubuntu MATE 15.04 B2 and a HD5870. Also, I saw Phronix using Omega drivers 15.3 beta. Where can we download 15.3 beta from?

  5. I tried the open source AMD drivers. Believe it or not, it ran way better than catalyst. Lowest was 54 fps and highest was 240. I used a Sapphire radeon HD 7950, Manjaro Linux, and kernel 3.19.

  6. Are you crazy?
    I got HD7790 and I can't get more than 20 fps on my manjaro.
    Maybe my cpu is at fault? I got Phenom II x4 965 (3.4GHz) with noctua cooling…. :O
    What do you think is at fault?

    Also I get about 110 fps at windows… can't get more than 20 fps at my linux…. I got everything installed correctly… 🙁

  7. nice benchmarks.. thats again confirms that nvidia drivers on windows and linux are pretty much on par.. but intel and amd ones are not..
    would be ofc nice if you could get your opensource amd drivers working and see the difference

  8. Ending the CS GO benchmarks, we now get to take a look at AMD. With both sides running the exact same driver, Catalyst Omega, come check out the differences! You'll notice the same loss of detail on the Windows side in this video as the Nvidia benchmark, you'll even notice it in the video thumbnail. Pretty interesting. #ubuntu   #csgo   #linuxgaming  

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