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A 14-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers

Michael Larabel

Published on 9 November 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 7 of 24 - 21 Comments

GeForce GT 240: The NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 is the only other GeForce 200 series GPU available for testing. The GT 240 was launched one month after the GT 220 and its core is codenamed the GT215. The GT215 is running at 550MHz and the ECS GeForce GT 240 that was benchmarked had 512MB of GDDR5 550MHz memory.

This particular graphics card model has regressed with the latest Nouveau code. Upon loading xf86-video-nouveau Git DDX, the screen becomes corrupted. Kernel mode-setting initially works, but on the X Server start is where the process goes awry. Obviously, the system is unusable in this state.

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