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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases 325.08 Beta Linux GPU Driver

    With the NVIDIA 323.xx proprietary display driver series reaching a mature state, NVIDIA's Unix/Linux developers today released the 325.08 Beta to kick off a new series...

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

  • #2
    no Mir or Wayland Support?




    ohh wait

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    • #3
      With the NVIDIA 323.xx proprietary display driver series reaching a mature state...
      323.xx? I could have sworn the previous series was 319.xx.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by spacetoilet View Post
        no Mir or Wayland Support?




        ohh wait
        Oh wait Mir and Wayland are not production ready...

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        • #5
          something about optimus support?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jmcharron View Post
            Oh wait Mir and Wayland are not production ready...
            Facts like that won't stop people from posting their beloved picture of Linus giving the bird. It's even funnier when someone calls Mir a "space toilet", names their Phoronix account that, and then complains about lack of Mir support. Sigh....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by spacetoilet View Post
              no Mir or Wayland Support?




              ohh wait
              Anyone else getting bored of this? Seriously, nvidia isn't that bad, and the reasons why most linux users reference this picture are not for the same reasons Linus did this in the first place. Linus mostly just hates how nvidia is difficult to work with. If I built a new linux machine with a focus on GPU performance, I would pick nvidia and use their binary drivers.
              Last edited by schmidtbag; 07-02-2013, 02:19 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                Anyone else getting bored of this? Seriously, nvidia isn't that bad, and the reasons why most linux users reference this picture are not for the same reasons Linus did this in the first place. Linus mostly just hates how nvidia is difficult to work with. If I built a new linux machine with a focus on GPU performance, I would pick nvidia and use their binary drivers.
                If you build a computer with the intention of using proprietary drivers then nVidia is obviously the only good choice... But most people don't need the proprietary drivers, in which case AMD is the best choice.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                  If you build a computer with the intention of using proprietary drivers then nVidia is obviously the only good choice... But most people don't need the proprietary drivers, in which case AMD is the best choice.
                  Then you don't even need a dedicated graphics card in the first place.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                    Then you don't even need a dedicated graphics card in the first place.
                    That's probably very true. I honestly think an APU is more than adequate for the majority of people. Newer Intel or any AMD APU would do just fine.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                      If you build a computer with the intention of using proprietary drivers then nVidia is obviously the only good choice... But most people don't need the proprietary drivers, in which case AMD is the best choice.
                      Lets be honest, most people with AMD cards will need their proprietary driver anyways for power management (laptop users), which won't change until the 3.11 kernel which is still a bit away (and then however long it takes distros to merge these changes). As of today, I would think Intel has to be the way to go for free/open drivers as their support is pretty solid performance wise and feature wise, although, as I just said, AMD seems to be catching up quickly. However, Intel's performance difference between the open drivers (linux) and their closed driver (windows) does seem to be far less than the difference between AMD's open and closed drivers. Hopefully that also gets a nice boost at some point

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bakgwailo View Post
                        Lets be honest, most people with AMD cards will need their proprietary driver anyways for power management (laptop users), which won't change until the 3.11 kernel which is still a bit away (and then however long it takes distros to merge these changes). As of today, I would think Intel has to be the way to go for free/open drivers as their support is pretty solid performance wise and feature wise, although, as I just said, AMD seems to be catching up quickly. However, Intel's performance difference between the open drivers (linux) and their closed driver (windows) does seem to be far less than the difference between AMD's open and closed drivers. Hopefully that also gets a nice boost at some point
                        I do agree with you about power management, but at this point it is just a matter of time. The initial code is already released. I don't agree with you about performance. If you choose a chip which uses the r600g driver then there isnt anything to worry about. It's prformance has already exceeded expectations.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bakgwailo View Post
                          Lets be honest, most people with AMD cards will need their proprietary driver anyways for power management (laptop users), which won't change until the 3.11 kernel which is still a bit away (and then however long it takes distros to merge these changes). As of today, I would think Intel has to be the way to go for free/open drivers as their support is pretty solid performance wise and feature wise, although, as I just said, AMD seems to be catching up quickly. However, Intel's performance difference between the open drivers (linux) and their closed driver (windows) does seem to be far less than the difference between AMD's open and closed drivers. Hopefully that also gets a nice boost at some point
                          Since the release of UVD and DPM support for the radeon driver, there is nothing that the Intel driver does better. And the performance delta compared to Windows is rendered moot by having much faster hardware. And even if you are waiting for the official 3.11 kernel, it just means using profile-based power saving for a little while longer.

                          What Intel still has at this point is faster support for the very latest chipsets.

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                          • #14
                            Since the release of UVD and DPM support for the radeon driver, there is nothing that the Intel driver does better
                            It remains to be seen how effective the power management will be. Some users still complain of overheating even when underclocking using "low" profile. Hopefully, the other power management features rectify that.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DanL View Post
                              It remains to be seen how effective the power management will be. Some users still complain of overheating even when underclocking using "low" profile. Hopefully, the other power management features rectify that.
                              I'm guessing that you are refering to the old static power management code that was never adequate. Recently AMD released code for proper dynamic power management that should fix all that. We'll see how good it is after it has matured some. It appears to be a little buggy right now.

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