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    Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" On Linux?

    NVIDIA has finally introduced their first Kepler-based graphics card: the GeForce GTX 680. The new Kepler graphics architecture is an exciting successor to Fermi, but how well does this new graphics processor work under Linux? Here's a glimpse in what to expect for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series on Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3NTI

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    Modesetting support.

    You may be slightly off there, check our commit logs :-)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by calim View Post
      You may be slightly off there, check our commit logs :-)
      And David Airlie just asked Linus to pull these changes along with Nouveau's de-staging

      That sure will make a nice announcement

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      • #4
        On the official there ins't any binary driver for Linux now. Look self:
        http://www.nvidia.pl/Download/indexsg.aspx?lang=eng
        So don't write in news, that it is supported.

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        • #5
          @ olbi: The support which the article is about, is unofficial. The 680 indeed isn't listed as supported.

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          • #6
            NVIDIA will be releasing 295.33 in a few hours with official support.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              NVIDIA will be releasing 295.33 in a few hours with official support.
              So we are waiting

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              • #8
                It's nice of Nvidia to send Phoronix a card. Now if they'd only enable OC'ing in their binary drivers and show Nouveau a little love

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                • #9
                  The 295.33 driver is available in the Ubuntu-X-Swat PPA for easy installation by users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates

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                  • #10
                    AMD results are not available for these GPGPU results since the AMD OpenCL/APP SDK was being problematic under Linux at the time,
                    What kind of problem? JuliaGPU and SmallPt run without problems on my HD7970/HD6970 GPUs (I'm running Debian GNU/Linux, fglrx 12-3).

                    Also, I would like to see some OpenCL double-precision float point benchmarks, as this type of workload is very important for scientific computation.

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                    • #11
                      So the 7970 is probably faster than the GTX 680 with this driver set. Interesting!

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                      • #12
                        Also, for the record (With AMD's current pricecuts) the 7970 is cheaper and more readily available than the 680.
                        I love competition!

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                        • #13
                          That's an interesting aspect, if amd would like to compete with better linux drivers as well it would be also good for Linux users

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                          • #14
                            nv was not really open source, it was obfuscated source.

                            They included almost no comments, almost no whitespace, would not accept or encourage outside patches, and much of it was written in hex to confuse people outside of Nvidia. Then they even ran parts of it through a C preprocessor before releasing that code to make it even more confusing. The programming specifications never left Nvidia, and so the only people that were even allowed to know why the driver was doing anything it did was...Nvidia.

                            They did everything they could to make it of as little use as possible to anyone other than themselves and then nominally licensed the resulting unintelligable crap under the MIT license so that they could get "something" basic and shitty included with the X11 distribution as a broken stepping stone to their blob.

                            Now they won't even talk about Nouveau, their official documentation says to use vesa until you can install their blob. They're petty tyrants and nobody should even consider buying their hardware.

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                            • #15
                              I prefer working hardware, no matter if the driver is oss or not. For some cards you have got the choice for others you don't. You may not like vesa, but if you buy a 500 card would you use nouveau for it even if it allows basic 3d? It is nice to have got some 3d accelleration with oss drivers, but often you really want to use everything you paid for and just install binary drivers. But there is a huge diff between amd and nvidia binary...

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