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

Benchmarks Of The Latest Nouveau Gallium3D Driver

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 June 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 3 - 59 Comments

Right from the start with OpenArena we see the Nouveau driver still has a ways to go in being able to catch up with the official NVIDIA Linux graphics driver. Even though OpenArena is not demanding at all on a modern-day graphics processor, there was a measurable difference in performance between the GeForce 8800GT and 9800GTX when using NVIDIA's binary driver, but with the open-source Nouveau driver both graphics cards had ran at the same speed. On average, the NVIDIA driver was 6.74x faster than the current Nouveau 3D driver with the GeForce 9800GTX graphics card. With the GeForce 8500GT, the NVIDIA driver was 2.54x faster on average. The good news at least with the Nouveau driver is that with the GeForce 8800GT/9800GTX that OpenArena is playable at all resolutions, but the GeForce 8500GT did struggle a bit at resolutions greater than 800 x 600.

The Nouveau performance story is much the same with World of Padman. The NVIDIA driver continued to slaughter the Nouveau driver. With the NVIDIA driver the graphics hardware is not being fully taken advantage of or that the bottleneck is still within the Gallium3D driver itself where the NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT, 8800GT, and 9800GTX graphics cards all ran at close to the same speed. On average the GeForce 9800GTX was 8.76x faster with the proprietary driver.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. The MSI X99S SLI PLUS Is Working & Running Well On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980: The Best GPU For Linux Gamers
  3. ROCCAT LUA: A Linux-Friendly Gaming Mouse
  4. Cheetah Mounts: The Affordable Way To Put Your TV On The Wall
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Preview: Radeon Gallium3D Performance For CS:GO On Linux
  2. XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland On Fedora 21
  3. EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17
  4. Fedora 21 Alpha First Impressions: It's Great
Latest Linux News
  1. Radeon DRM Gets New Information Ioctl Queries
  2. Mir 0.8 Works On Less ABI Breakage, Touchspots, Responsiveness
  3. CS:GO For Linux Gains Better Stability, Community Server Support
  4. NVIDIA Issues Updated 340.46 Long-Lived Driver Release
  5. KDE Plasma 5.1 Now In Beta
  6. Systemd & Debian Were Most Popular In September
  7. Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu
  8. Borderlands 2 Launches On Steam For Linux
  9. Debian Jessie Might Get Rid Of The kFreeBSD Port
  10. Fedora Might Try A New Scheduling Strategy For Its Releases
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu
  2. NVIDIA Alerts Nouveau: They're Starting To Sign/Validate GPU Firmware Images
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Nero CD/DVD Burning Software On Linux Is Dead
  5. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  6. FSF Issues Statement On Shellshock Bash Vulnerability
  7. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  8. X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help