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The open-source and reverse-engineered Nouveau driver is now able to tap the more recent "VP3" and "VP4" video encode/decode engines on recent NVIDIA GPUs that make up NVIDIA's PureVideo HD technology. With utilizing these VP3/VP4 engines, there can be MPEG-2 and VC-1 acceleration using this hardware.
12 August 2013 - Nouveau - 6 Comments
Precise vBlank timing support has been patched for the Nouveau DRM driver to support the NV50 through NVC0 NVIDIA GPUs (up to and through Fermi but not yet any NVD0 or Kepler hardware).
12 August 2013 - Nouveau vBlank Timing - 2 Comments
A set of patches were published this weekend to improve the Nouveau NVIDIA Gallium3D graphics driver's handling of video playback acceleration for certain scenarios.
11 August 2013 - Nouveau Gallium3D - 7 Comments
We now know that the Linux 3.11 kernel has a heck of a lot of AMD Radeon performance potential through the new dynamic power management (DPM) support in its DRM kernel driver, but how's the Nouveau performance? Here's some new benchmarks.
7 August 2013 - Linux 3.11 Nouveau - 2 Comments
The patches published one month ago for Nouveau NVIDIA Fermi Compute Support on the open-source driver have now been committed to master for the next Mesa release. More importantly this is the base work for implementing NVIDIA performance counters.
7 August 2013 - Nouveau NVC0
While DRI2 PRIME has led to Optimus-like support for laptops with NVIDIA/Intel GPU combinations, one of the problems making this technology less beneficial is the lack of dynamic power management handling. What's the point of keeping one GPU fed with power when it's being unused and just lowering your battery life? Fortunately, a fix is ahead.
2 August 2013 - NVIDIA Optimus - 6 Comments
The Nouveau driver project is back to needing reverse-engineering data dumps on select NVIDIA graphics processors, which will help in some new re-clocking work. If you're just a Linux desktop user but wanting to help out this reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver project, providing MMIOtrace dumps is a great way to contribute.
31 July 2013 - MMIOtraces - 6 Comments
The latest release of the open-source NVIDIA X.Org driver is now xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.9. Features of this new update include multi-screen reverse Optimus support and NVIDIA "NVF0" EXA and X-Video hardware acceleration.
30 July 2013 - xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.9
For those looking to utilize hardware-based video acceleration for the reverse-engineered Nouveau driver on NVIDIA hardware, it's become a little bit easier setting up the system.
25 July 2013 - Nouveau Video Acceleration - 9 Comments
While Radeon DPM for Linux 3.11 is most of what Linux enthusiasts are talking about, the Nouveau changes in Linux 3.11 include support for H.264 and MPEG2 video decoding. The necessary user-space driver changes have now been made for supporting this accelerated video decode process from Nouveau Gallium3D.
18 July 2013 - NV50 Merging - 2 Comments
As the latest for our early Ubuntu 13.10 Linux performance benchmarks, here's a brief comparison of the Nouveau Gallium3D vs. NVIDIA binary graphics driver performance from a NVIDIA GeForce "Fermi" graphics processor.
12 July 2013 - Nouveau Gallium3D NVC0 - 16 Comments
While the reverse-engineered Nouveau graphics driver has limited support for OpenCL/GPGPU support, it's been mainly capped to older "NV50" graphics cards. Published today though for review are patches for the Fermi "NVC0" hardware to expose compute support as well as the hardware performance counters.
5 July 2013 - NVC0 - 1 Comment
The open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver now has 2D EXA acceleration and X-Video support for NVIDIA's "NVF0" or better known as the GK110 GPU found in the NVIDIA GeForce TITAN and GeForce GTX 780. Updates to the Nouveau DRM and Mesa Gallium3D driver have also arrived.
5 July 2013 - NVF0 / GK110 GPU - 17 Comments
After talking about the big DRM changes heading for the Linux 3.11 kernel, the Nouveau DRM driver changes are finally known as they were pulled into the drm-next tree last night.
1 July 2013 - Nouveau Linux 3.11 - 9 Comments
Patches published this week allow for H.264 and MPEG2 video decoding on certain NVIDIA GeForce GPUs via the VP2 PureVideo HD hardware engine.
28 June 2013 - Video Decoding - 9 Comments
It's been a while since the last Nouveau DDX driver update, but xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.8 was released this morning. This updated Nouveau X.Org driver comes with nearly two dozen changes.
12 June 2013 - xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.8 - 4 Comments
Similar to yesterday's early Radeon DRM benchmarks from Linux 3.10, here's some initial OpenGL performance results for NVIDIA GeForce hardware when using the Nouveau DRM that's updated in the Linux 3.10 kernel.
8 May 2013 - Nouveau Benchmarks - 2 Comments
The pull request for the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Linux graphics driver for the Linux 3.10 kernel has been submitted to the DRM subsystem maintainer. While Nouveau has many shortcomings against the official NVIDIA Linux graphics driver, there isn't much to get excited about with this new kernel driver update.
26 April 2013 - Nouveau - 7 Comments
The first NVIDIA Tegra DRM driver changes for the Linux 3.10 kernel are now known.
18 April 2013 - Nouveau - 4 Comments
Initial patches are ready to provide support for OpenGL geometry shaders within the Nouveau NV50 Gallium3D driver.
17 April 2013 - Geometry Shaders - 4 Comments
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