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    Phoronix: NVIDIA's Open-Source Plans For Maxwell With Nouveau

    I've been briefed this morning on what NVIDIA will be doing to encourage open-source driver development for the just-launched Maxwell GPUs that succeed Kepler...

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

  • #2
    Bummer

    This news lessens my enthusiasm for Maxwell quite a lot. I'll save my avidity for next-gen Intel graphics instead.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bison View Post
      This news lessens my enthusiasm for Maxwell quite a lot. I'll save my avidity for next-gen Intel graphics instead.
      did you seriously think that Nvidia would be changing the status quo with Maxwell? It's honestly counter enough to their normal behavior that they're working on open source tegra support... If you want open source GPU drivers Intel and AMD are the only way to go right now.

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      • #4
        They're sending cards to nouveau developers and willing to answer questions from them. This is still an improvement from the old Nvidia response to Nouveau. It's not perfect, but I'm willing to accept baby steps for now.

        Of course the only Nvidia card that I own is the GF9400m in my laptop, and my next work machine will probably have intel/amd graphics as well. If Nvidia turns their open-source support around in the next 3-5 years, I may consider them for my next major graphics card purchase.

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        • #5
          Still staying away from NVIDIA GPU's like they are the plague. Maybe one day NVIDIA will get it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bison View Post
            This news lessens my enthusiasm for Maxwell quite a lot. I'll save my avidity for next-gen Intel graphics instead.
            Yes, because we all know how much NVidia supports the open source drivers and were counting on that to continue.

            Seriously?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
              Yes, because we all know how much NVidia supports the open source drivers and were counting on that to continue.

              Seriously?
              It's your straw man, so you answer the question.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by brad0 View Post
                Still staying away from NVIDIA GPU's like they are the plague. Maybe one day NVIDIA will get it.
                Display hotplugging and OpenGL just work with so much less effort on Intel HD4x00 vs slightly older NVIDIA chips. And that's with either NVIDIA driver. Totally agree; stay away from NVIDIA.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bison View Post
                  It's your straw man, so you answer the question.
                  As soon as you tell me which part of this story was news to you.

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                  • #10
                    Itís better than nothing I suppose. But as far as I understand the situation, as long as re-clocking will not be working with nouveau, it will be more or less uselessÖ

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                    • #11
                      Nvidia suxx.

                      The only REAL things Nvidia can do is
                      1) Open proper hardware specifications.
                      2) Hire nouveau devs.

                      Everything else is a bullshit, to say the least. Now nouveau considered unusable by most users "thanks" to lack of hardware documentation and missing reclocking, leading to really shitty performance. Worst opensource driver of all desktop GPU vendors. Dear Nvidia, you suxx.

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                      • #12
                        Fuck NVIDIA and fuck Michael Larabel.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by stqn View Post
                          Itís better than nothing I suppose
                          sure, but much worse than competition. i.e. no nvidia hardware purchases in foreseeable future

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                            sure, but much worse than competition. i.e. no nvidia hardware purchases in foreseeable future
                            For the love of god, this. Don't make another ten page thread about how "Nvidia suxx" and then go recommending to everyone and their mom to put Nvidia hardware in their steambox. They won't care unless the Nvidia engineers who are probably reading this, and I'm sure some of them are upset with how their company is so FOSS hostile, would walk into their investors board meetings or some equivalent budgeting office and say "look at all this revenue we are losing because everyone is buying AMD and Intel parts for foss drivers".

                            So I only buy AMD hardware, even in gaming systems, and just eat the radeonSI performance (which is actually really good on my 7870 - runs any game I can throw at it at the highest settings at 1080/60 besides games under wine, and I won't blame AMD for that).

                            So put your money where your mouth is on this. Considering how absurdly small the potential audience is, it requires a lot of word-of-mouth to produce an impact to make Nvidia start playing ball.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                              As soon as you tell me which part of this story was news to you.
                              Maxwell is a mobile first design and will be in Tegra. They've committed to open source Tegra support, so we expected some trickle down effect for discrete Maxwell.

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