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    Phoronix: New NVIDIA Linux Driver Supports The GeForce GTX 780

    NVIDIA released today the 319.23 Linux graphics driver, which supports the just-released GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. There's also a couple of other changes to this certified Linux driver update, including 4K HDMI support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3Nzg

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    4K > 4032 :-) but never the less. Made some tests with xbmc:

    vdpau (only 10% load):
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ot002vdpau.png

    vaapi (Erm, the cpu load is 400% cause a handbrake Job is running in the background ;-)) - so ivy bridge and vaapi can do it easily:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...hot4kvaapi.png

    xvba (not working at all, sorry here), limited to 2048 x 1544

    Obviously I don't have a 4K Display, but wanted to test the decoder anyways.
    Last edited by fritsch; 05-23-2013 at 06:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritsch View Post
    4K > 4032 :-) but never the less. Made some tests with xbmc:

    vdpau (only 10% load):
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ot002vdpau.png

    vaapi (Erm, the cpu load is 400% cause a handbrake Job is running in the background ;-)) - so ivy bridge and vaapi can do it easily:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...hot4kvaapi.png

    xvba (not working at all, sorry here), limited to 2048 x 1544

    Obviously I don't have a 4K Display, but wanted to test the decoder anyways.
    Umm what, even 38402160 is one 4k resolution, but you obviously know that. Nice cpu load you have there, with vdpau.

    I think that they fixed this bug(or tried to fix it):
    https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...5-mhz-broken-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuke81 View Post
    Umm what, even 38402160 is one 4k resolution, but you obviously know that. Nice cpu load you have there, with vdpau.

    I think that they fixed this bug(or tried to fix it):
    https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...5-mhz-broken-/
    Yeah - not talking about the 4K resolution, but the 4K surface size, when using vdpau decoder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritsch View Post
    4K > 4032 :-) but never the less. Made some tests with xbmc:

    vdpau (only 10% load):
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ot002vdpau.png

    vaapi (Erm, the cpu load is 400% cause a handbrake Job is running in the background ;-)) - so ivy bridge and vaapi can do it easily:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...hot4kvaapi.png

    xvba (not working at all, sorry here), limited to 2048 x 1544

    Obviously I don't have a 4K Display, but wanted to test the decoder anyways.
    Here is vaapi without anything running in the background (cause I got mails about the high cpu load, some people cannot read): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ot4kvaapi2.png

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    Guys, I'm buying a new laptop and I'm choosing between nvidia 780m SLI or ati 8970 crossfire and would like to hear from you how's the nvidia driver nowadays. I know we had some acid news sometime ago with Linus criticizing nvidia support but don't know how's the things now and searching on Google didn't helped either.

    Checking benchmarks on notebook check ler me believe the nvidia is better but we'll, it's also expensive and I'm not exactly a gamer. What do you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelteixeira View Post
    Guys, I'm buying a new laptop and I'm choosing between nvidia 780m SLI or ati 8970 crossfire and would like to hear from you how's the nvidia driver nowadays. I know we had some acid news sometime ago with Linus criticizing nvidia support but don't know how's the things now and searching on Google didn't helped either.

    Checking benchmarks on notebook check ler me believe the nvidia is better but we'll, it's also expensive and I'm not exactly a gamer. What do you think.
    If youre not a gamer stick with intel get yourself HD 4600 or HD4000
    You will avoid:
    - Heat issues due to poor cooling and physical constraints
    - Loudness
    - Size
    - Weight
    - Stupid NVIDIA and AMD driver issues
    - Mobile graphics which are based on same name as their desktop parent are always less powerful which means 780 is faster than 780m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiliez View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by joelteixeira View Post
    ...I'm choosing between nvidia 780m SLI or ati 8970...
    If youre not a gamer...
    LOL10char limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiliez View Post
    If youre not a gamer stick with intel get yourself HD 4600 or HD4000
    You will avoid:
    - Heat issues due to poor cooling and physical constraints
    - Loudness
    - Size
    - Weight
    - Stupid NVIDIA and AMD driver issues
    - Mobile graphics which are based on same name as their desktop parent are always less powerful which means 780 is faster than 780m
    Thanks, I agreed with you but maybe I didn't explained right. I can't consider myself a gamer, but every now and then I enjoy spending some time gaming - that's why I want a good GPU.

    My main concern is, Linus or anyone else still having reasons to raise the middle finger to NVIDIA or after that sad novel NVIDIA improved linux support?

    EDIT: My actual laptop (XPS 1640 - ATI 4670) is four years old now and I'm outdated on this subject even more. That's why I'm asking, maybe someone with a NVIDIA card was able to follow the drivers update and improvements. And I trust phoronix community more than any other I know. It's my first time participating on the forums but I follow phoronix forums for a long time.
    Last edited by joelteixeira; 07-22-2013 at 11:17 AM.

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