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Nouveau Works On Optimus Dynamic Power Handling

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

Nouveau Is Back To Needing NVIDIA GPU Dumps

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

Nouveau Driver Gets Multi-Screen Reverse Optimus

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

It's A Bit Easier Using Nouveau Video Acceleration

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

Nouveau VP2 H.264/MPEG2 Decoding Now In Gallium3D

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

Nouveau Fermi Performance On Ubuntu 13.10

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

Gallium3D Compute Comes For Nouveau NVC0

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

Nouveau Advances NVIDIA NVF0/GK110 Support

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

Nouveau Changes Pulled For Linux 3.11 Kernel

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

Nouveau Gets H.264/MPEG2 Decoding From VP2

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

Updated Nouveau Graphics Driver Released

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

The First Nouveau Benchmarks On Linux 3.10

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

Nouveau In Linux 3.10 Kernel Isn't Too Exciting

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

NVIDIA Tegra DRM Prepares For Linux 3.10 Kernel

The first NVIDIA Tegra DRM driver changes for the Linux 3.10 kernel are now known.
18 April 2013 - Nouveau - 4 Comments

Geometry Shaders Come To NV50 Gallium3D

Initial patches are ready to provide support for OpenGL geometry shaders within the Nouveau NV50 Gallium3D driver.
17 April 2013 - Geometry Shaders - 4 Comments

Nouveau Queues Up More Changes For Linux 3.10

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

Nouveau NVC0 Gets Multi-Sample Textures

There was a bit of Gallium3D Nouveau activity merged to master this morning.
12 April 2013 - Multi-Sample Textures - 2 Comments

Nouveau Improves Some Games With Linux 3.9 Kernel

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

Nouveau Gets Support For VRAM Compression

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

Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Drivers On Quadro Laptop

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

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