Nouveau News Archives
Experimental Nouveau DRM Branch Yields Better GDDR5 Kepler Re-Clocking

If you've been reading Phoronix any length of time for open-source graphics news, you'll know the most difficult challenge facing open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver developers is the re-clocking / power management situation. It's been slow and re-clocking still leaves a lot to be desired.

16 September 2015 - Re-Clocking - 23 Comments
Samsung Developer Posts VA-API Support For Nouveau

While the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver has supported Gallium3D's VDPAU state tracker, there is a new set of patches for also being able to benefit from the VA-API state tracker for video acceleration.

27 August 2015 - Open-Source NVIDIA VA-API - 8 Comments
Someone Is Already Working On SPIR-V For The Nouveau Driver

While there is already an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver developed by Valve and LunarG that will be open-sourced as soon as the Vulkan specification is officially out, we haven't heard much about the other open-source Linux graphics drivers trying to get a jump start on Vulkan / SPIR-V support.

6 July 2015 - SPIR-V Translator - 6 Comments
For New Developers There Are A Lot Of Ways To Help Nouveau

For developers that may be experienced with advanced C/C++ programming, dealing with graphics drivers is a very different beast, and thus for individuals wanting to get involved there are often lots of questions simply about how to get started.

5 July 2015 - Nouveau Work Items - 11 Comments
NV50 Global Performance Counters For Nouveau

Samuel Pitoiset has continued reverse-engineering NVIDIA's hardware performance counters and implementing them for use under Linux by the open-source Nouveau driver. His latest "RFC" patches are for exposing the NV50 global performance counters.

23 June 2015 - NV50 Perf Counters - 4 Comments
Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"

While NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 900 series is dominating for Linux gamers with excellent performance with their $1000+ GPU as well as great Linux OpenGL/OpenCL performance out of their lower-cost GPUs with excellent power efficiency, that's only when using the proprietary driver... NVIDIA's newer GTX 900 / Maxwell hardware is less open-source friendly than their previous generations of hardware.

15 April 2015 - Maxwell - Add A Comment
Nouveau In Linux 3.20 Will Have A Lot Of Code Cleaning

While the Nouveau pull request has yet to be issued for the DRM-Next merge window that will ultimately target the Linux 3.20 kernel, a look at the changes so far appear to mostly indicate this open-source NVIDIA driver is just going through a period of code cleaning and reorganization.

26 January 2015 - Nouveau Linux 3.20 - Add A Comment
For Older NVIDIA GPUs, Nouveau Re-Clocking Is Getting Fit

Student developer Roy Spliet presented at XDC2014 Bordeaux this week about his X.Org Foundation funded work on improving GPU re-clocking for the open-source Nouveau (NVIDIA) Linux graphics driver. For NVA3/NVA5/NVA8 hardware owners, the reverse-engineered driver will soon start offering better performance with the GPU core and memory frequencies finally able to hit their rated targets.

9 October 2014 - NVA3/5/8 - 3 Comments

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