Discovered this free but very good Benchmark software – Catzilla – Click here for the download website.
Here are my various PC results.
A17 laptop – GTX860M [4 years old]
PC with 2xGTX560Ti [recent build]
PC with GTX1080 8G + GTX970 4G [ 5 year old PC , i7 2600K at 3.4Ghz 32Gb ram with new Nvidia cards]
I’ve used several benchmark software to compare computer hardware especially nvidia GPU cards used for cuda programming. One good free benchmark software is Maxon CineBench , another is Unigine Haven
Here are surprising results generated from the new Blender Benchmark under its Blender Open data website program.
Quick summary/my findings:
- less render time running Linux [LinumMint] than under Windows 10 [all things turned off], same hardware
- SSD’s help
Linux run: Workstation with GTX1080 8Gb, GTX970 4Gb, 32Gb RAM, Quad core Intel processor. No SSD
Same hardware as above but run under Windows 10
Ran on same hardware, only using the GTX1080 8Gb , under Linuxmint – impressive resuly showing in my view and from cuda/nvidia research l did that the 4Gb of the 2nd graphics card limits the performance.
Home PC #2 Results below, newer PC, no SSD, 2 x GTX560Ti
Below results from Alienware 17 [4 years old] with Samsung Evo 500Gb SSD, GTX860M
Updating to the latest cuda development toolkit on Linuxmint 18.1 [with a GTX 1080+970]
First, update to R390 Driver
sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local_9.1.85-1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-key add /var/cuda-repo-9-1-local/7fa2af80.pub
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cuda
GTX1080 at about 80 degrees C – and doing 474 Sol/s
GTX970 at aboyt 56 degrees C – and doing 275 Sol/s
OS – Linuxmint