1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

A 14-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers

Michael Larabel

Published on 9 November 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 5 of 24 - 21 Comments

GeForce 9500GT: The GeForce 9 series was introduced in early 2008 with only modest improvements over the GeForce 8 series. The support level of the GeForce 9 series by the NVIDIA Linux and Nouveau drivers is generally similar to that of the GeForce 8 series, due to not many architectural differences. The GeForce 9500GT is built upon the G96a core and runs at 550MHz. The Sparkle GeForce 9500GT used for testing had 1GB of DDR2 video memory running at 800MHz. The heatsink on the Sparkle 9500GT is actively cooled but is quite small.

GeForce 9800GT: The GeForce 8800GT was launched in the summer of 2008 with the G92a core. The 8800GT is running at 600MHz with 1800MHz GDDR3 video memory. The MSI 9800GT that was used has 512MB of GDDR3 memory with a modestly sized active heatsink. An external 6-pin PCI-E power connector is also required for this GPU.

GeForce 9800GTX: The GeForce 9800GTX was a very powerful but power-hungry graphics card for its time three years ago. This model is built on the G92 core with a 675MHz core clock and 2200MHz memory clock for its 512MB of GDDR3 video memory. The cooler on the eVGA GeForce 9800GTX covers the entire PCB, is dual-slot, and quite powerful. Two 6-pin PCI Express power connectors are required to feed enough electricity to this high-end GeForce 9 series GPU.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  3. SilverStone Precision PS10
  4. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
Latest Linux Articles
  1. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  2. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  3. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  4. Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0
Latest Linux News
  1. Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator
  2. Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Baking, New Development Release
  3. Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver
  4. Intel Is Getting Very Close To OpenGL 4.0/4.1/4.2 Mesa Support
  5. Valve Is Still Hiring For SteamOS, Linux Work
  6. Users Warned About Possible Regressions With DRI3
  7. GNOME Shell Gets Wayland HiDPI Fonts, Mutter Gets Touch Gestures
  8. BPTC Texture Compression Comes To Nouveau After Intel's Work
  9. Development Continues For Supporting EXT4 On NVDIMMs
  10. Libinput 0.5 Improves Pointer Acceleration, Adds A Configuration API
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Radeon related kernel bug??
  3. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  4. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  5. Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16
  6. Remote gui not accessible in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2
  7. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  8. In Road To Qt, Audacious Switches From GTK3 Back To GTK2