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Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Power Monitoring Results

Nouveau

Published on 02 August 2014 12:53 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau
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In complementing the Nouveau vs. NVIDIA OpenGL benchmark results published earlier this week on Phoronix, here are the power consumption and performance-per-Watt metrics.

Due to the current Nouveau re-clocking situation, the results aren't a huge surprise, thus this quick, one page-page write-up. The proprietary NVIDIA driver led over Nouveau on all of the tested graphics cards in power efficiency.


The power results and all system data can be found hosted at OpenBenchmarking.org for those curious about the specifics.

About The Author
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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