Nouveau News Archives
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
The developers behind the reverse-engineered open-source Nouveau graphics driver for NVIDIA hardware are still hard at work on preparing new changes for introduction with the Linux 3.10 kernel.
15 April 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 3 Comments
There was a bit of Gallium3D Nouveau activity merged to master this morning.
12 April 2013 - Multi-Sample Textures - 2 Comments
Nouveau, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver, is faster for some OpenGL games when running on the soon-to-be-released Linux 3.9 kernel.
10 April 2013 - Nouveau Linux 3.9
Christoph Bumiller published a set of new Linux kernel DRM driver patches for Nouveau, which includes support for VRAM compression.
28 March 2013 - VRAM Compress
For starting off Friday's benchmarking at Phoronix are some numbers when looking at the Nouveau driver with Ubuntu 13.04 against NVIDIA's proprietary Linux graphics driver when both are controlling a Quadro GPU found on a ThinkPad laptop.
15 March 2013 - Benchmarks - 6 Comments
With the recent Intel Ivy Bridge graphics benchmarks and the newer Radeon Gallium3D results, the plan was also for some updated Nouveau Gallium3D benchmarks too ahead of the release of Linux 3.8 and Mesa 9.1. Unfortunately, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA support is still very much hit or miss.
14 February 2013 - Nouveau Driver - 1 Comment
The open-source Nouveau driver now has "Reverse PRIME" support.
6 February 2013 - Reverse PRIME - 11 Comments
With Git activity that took place this morning in mainline Mesa, the Nouveau driver now supports hardware-accelerated video decoding for this open-source NVIDIA driver with GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" and GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards using their dedicated video engines.
17 January 2013 - Accelerated Video Decoding - 17 Comments
There's a small point release out for the xf86-video-nouveau X.Org graphics driver.
7 January 2013 - xf86-video-nouveau
While NVIDIA has published open-source 2D driver code for their Tegra SoCs, there's DRM library code, and NVIDIA is working with a German company on an open-source driver, there's a small little hold-up in development.
16 December 2012 - Open-Source Tegra - 11 Comments
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