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    Phoronix: NVIDIA 313.18 Driver Update Packs A Ton Of Changes

    NVIDIA released the 313.18 Linux graphics driver this morning as the first official/certified (non-beta) driver in their 313.xx driver series. The NVIDIA 313 Linux driver release packs an awesome number of changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3NjI

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    NVIDIA makes it clear once again. If you want to do some gaming on Linux. Buy a NVIDIA graphics card. Frequent, stable and feature loaded updates and great performance. I will never ever buy something from AMD.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
      NVIDIA makes it clear once again. If you want to do some gaming on Linux. Buy a NVIDIA graphics card. Frequent, stable and feature loaded updates and great performance. I will never ever buy something from AMD.
      Indeed. Meanwhile in fglrx land, catalyst 12.11 beta 11. Sad. Really sad.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
        If you want to do some gaming on Linux. Buy a NVIDIA graphics card.
        Good joke… as if a little Valve involvement would suddenly make Linux a good gaming platform. Normal users care more about their hardware working out of the box and you get that with the FOSS AMD drivers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
          Good joke… as if a little Valve involvement would suddenly make Linux a good gaming platform. Normal users care more about their hardware working out of the box and you get that with the FOSS AMD drivers.
          Problem with working out of the box is that the radeon drivers have ass performance. Nobody will switch to Linux if their 3 screen 7970 setup doesn't still run insert-high-end-game-supporting-linux (Half Life 3?) at ultra settings. If AMD ditched fglrx and focused entirely on making radeon the frontrunner, I would absolutely go for an AMD card in my next build.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by zanny View Post
            Problem with working out of the box is that the radeon drivers have ass performance. Nobody will switch to Linux if their 3 screen 7970 setup doesn't still run insert-high-end-game-supporting-linux (Half Life 3?) at ultra settings. If AMD ditched fglrx and focused entirely on making radeon the frontrunner, I would absolutely go for an AMD card in my next build.
            At the moment, both AMD and Nvidia run Half-Life 3 and Crysis 7 Ultra Edition at the same speed.

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            • #7
              Ahhhh, I can't wait to build a new rig and finally ditch this old ati 4850. Why did I ever leave you, nVidia...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                Good joke… as if a little Valve involvement would suddenly make Linux a good gaming platform. Normal users care more about their hardware working out of the box and you get that with the FOSS AMD drivers.
                Really? So gamers don't mind spending big €€€ or $$$ or whatever in a new graphics card, only to have the same performance as their 4-year-old graphics card because the drivers are still not optimized for the new one?
                Lol, we must not be talking about the same planet.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                  Phoronix: NVIDIA 313.18 Driver Update Packs A Ton Of Changes

                  NVIDIA released the 313.18 Linux graphics driver this morning as the first official/certified (non-beta) driver in their 313.xx driver series. The NVIDIA 313 Linux driver release packs an awesome number of changes...

                  http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI3NjI
                  Michael, You was threating us with benchmarks of Steam based games, any news there? Any plans?

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                  • #10
                    Does this one support 3.8.x kernel? (I'm seeing bug reports of nvidia-experimental-310 failing to build on 3.8 kernels in Ubuntu Raring.)

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                      Code:
                      towo:Defiant> inxi -SG
                      System:    Host: Defiant Kernel: 3.8-rc3.towo.1-experimental-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) 
                                 Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 Distro: siduction 12.2.0 Riders on the Storm - xfce - (201212092126)
                      Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GT 640] X.Org: 1.13.1 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz 
                                 GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 640/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 313.18
                      The same as 313.09 did before.

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                      • #12
                        Final AMD Catalyst 13.1 is coming today, 13.2 Beta is coming end of the month.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                          Good joke… as if a little Valve involvement would suddenly make Linux a good gaming platform. Normal users care more about their hardware working out of the box and you get that with the FOSS AMD drivers.
                          Ur joke is awsome too those awsome foss drivers will make ur laptop overheat as hell and damage ur hardware in time. And with distros as ubuntu works out of the box,all a newbie needs to do is ready when the pop up about prorietary restricted drivers come in. Yeah its ok to use OSS drivers on a desktop, but most ppl use mobile solutions and need things battery and powermanagement. I bought a laptop with hd3200 card 2 years go card already at the time of purchase 4-5 years old generation, i guess not even now the OSS drivers dont even come close to proprietary. 2-3 more years passing by will be 10 years old graphic card with subpar performance on OSS driver. Aldo i admire their effort i see OSS drivers they are just a better default option than vesa driver enough for kwin or compiz. AMD bribed u hiring 2-3 developers released some meaningless docs so that they can sit on their ass and do nothing. Good strategy tho they managed to please FOSS zealots and won linux public opinion . On the other hand big bad Nvidia just delivers, facts not words as we always heard from AMD. I have an 8400gs on desktop everything works video acc with vdpau etc. AMD cant always be half in half out with their linux involvement, either make kickass proprietary drivers either switch to opensource model like intel. My respects for NVIDIA for their excelent driver support and kudos for Intel for all their great work on opensource drivers on last gen cards, Intel is the real OSS supporter here not AMD. AMD just fooled u with a few developers, in the future my money will go on intel for my next notebook, out of the box OSS experience no fuss no mess.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                            NVIDIA makes it clear once again. If you want to do some gaming on Linux. Buy a NVIDIA graphics card. Frequent, stable and feature loaded updates and great performance. I will never ever buy something from AMD.
                            Intel Haswell will be an option soon too.

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                            • #15
                              Thats all fine and good, but you can't refute the facts that AMD's involvement in OSS driver development has improved the infrastructure upon which the whole stack runs. Intel still isnt even using gallium yet and they have no plans to do so. Intels only goal is to make their hardware function somewhat. They have no interest in making a better platform. AMD has done more for the graphics stack in Linux than anyone else. And nVidia just uses their own proprietary stack.

                              I won't knock nVidia. I do believe we would all be better off if they invested a similar amount of effort into there own OSS drivers, but it isnt going to happen. And the fact remains that if your going to use proprietary drivers nVidia is still the bets choice. But if like me you will only use OSS drivers than AMD is the only good choice. At least investing in AMD means you'll be improving the infrastucture upon which future generations of hardware drivers will be built.
                              Last edited by duby229; 01-16-2013, 12:18 PM.

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