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Nouveau Driver Remains Much Slower Than NVIDIA's Official Driver

Michael Larabel

Published on 4 January 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 5 - 99 Comments

Nouveau has been in development for many years now, but it's still not close to catching up with the NVIDIA binary driver in serious competition. The latest GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" and GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards have zero re-clocking support upstream at this point.

More of the same: Nouveau losing out to NVIDIA's binary blob.

The Reaction Quake 3 results were a bit surprising with a smaller margin by which the NVIDIA binary driver was winning.

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