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NVIDIA 2012 Linux Graphics Driver Year-In-Review

Michael Larabel

Published on 21 December 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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Warsow was trying to inch ahead but didn't get too much faster.

There weren't any significant performance differences with the open-source Xonotic first person shooter.

Overall, in the Linux OpenGL benchmarks used on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 "Fermi" graphics card, there wasn't any huge performance changes when testing the default settings. The NVIDIA 310 driver did introduce the threaded OpenGL mode that other testing has shown can deliver better performance in certain games/applications. While the performance didn't vastly change this year from driver updates, the NVIDIA driver releases in 2012 did provide some very exciting features as talked about at the beginning of this article.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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