AMD, Nvidia Linux GPU Benchmarks: RX 460, GTX 1060 & 16 Other Cards on Open Source
The RX 480 has been out for a while now and it was the budget king before the GTX 1060 came along and took the throne. However choosing between the two is a matter of personal preference as some people would think that the minimal performance increase would not be worth the extra money. Here, we have benchmarking RX 460 results along with 9 other AMD GPUs which include the RX 470 and RX 480 GPUs.
These AMD, Nvidia Linux GPU benchmarks were performed by tech blog Phoronix. Besides benchmarking RX 460, we have the latest 10 series GPUs from Nvidia in the mix. These include the GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060. Some previous generation Nvidia GPUs have also been included which are the GTX 970 and 980.
Here we can see that the RX 460 has a huge disadvantage when it comes to Linux 4.7 mainline kernel and this issue is yet to be resolved. There are still hopes that this will be fixed in the near future but keep your fingers crossed if you do own on of these GPUs. The results show that the GPU performs better than the R9 290 but the difference is not significant.
Xonotic v0.8 (System Power Consumption Monitor)
Here you can see the power consumption of all the individual graphic cards that were tested. The RX 460 show that the GPU crossed the GTX 950 when it comes to performance per watt.
Here we have the gaming benchmarks for BioShock Infinity. Here team green takes the lead. Strangely the previous generation GPUs seem to surpass the 10 series GPUs in this performance benchmark.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Here is the in-game benchmarks for CS:GO. Benchmarking RX 460 shows that the game can keep up with this title. Though reducing the resolution or graphics quality could get you better FPS, the game is still playable. As marketed the RX 460 is a great option if you want to play popular multiplayer games.