Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth
I've got a GTX 760 starting from September last year, and 3D and desktop effects worked out of the box on the first boot after a fresh Fedora 19 install, back then.
I'm very happy with the performance, Nouveau did an awesome job! The only issue I had, was that games crashed when they tried to use AA, but after filing a bug report, they fixed it within a couple weeks.
I did have some tearing issues, but they are also present in the binary blob.
The first time I started Xonotic (game) to test the performance, I couldn't believe that I was using Nouveau: 60-120fps at settings between High and Ultra, and no stuttering issues.
And I was even more surprised when I viewed the temperature sensors:
GPU: 29-32 degrees Celcius
CPU: 33 degrees Celcius
MB: 28 degrees Celcius
Room temp (not a sensor): 22 degrees CelciusWhile running XONOTIC:
GPU: 33-34 degrees Celcius
CPU: 46 degrees Celcius
MB: 31 degrees Celcius
Room temp (not a sensor): 22 degrees CelciusSo... Pretty impressive for that performance, right?
I must admit I use the Twin Frozr from MSI, but even then.
With the binary blob driver I get better performance (about 2x fps) in more demanding games like Flightgear, but I assume this is because the clock-speeds increase:
GPU becomes ~46-56 degrees Celcius.
But I uninstalled the blob because I'm happy enough with Nouveau's performance, and it saves me power!
And as a rather surprising fact: with Nouveau, when running games in Wine, motion-blur is rendered correctly (e.g. Trackmania), and I don't need to set StrictDrawOrdering to get correct rendering results in COD4 so this saves performance.