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  • #11
    Originally posted by ezst036 View Post

    In the context of the original comment(question) about reclocking firmware, this link is a little cryptic. It only mentions re-clocking in one section of the article.
    This is the full firmware as used by the proprietary driver so has full support. There is a blog post by Christian Schaller of RedHat/Fedora which goes into more details including why older firmware releases to not allow reclocking. In short, Nouveau did not use the same firmware as the full fat proprietary driver. It had limited features and was awkward to get updates because it wasnt the standard firmware.

    The previous firmwares that are redistributeable are cut down specifically for Nouveau and limited in featureset, but the ones in this repository are full fat. However at the time of release the licence was a little unclear - it was stated the intent was to be redistributeable but one of the files in the repo had a limitation of "with this driver only". It was unclear if it was an oversight, but the assumption was that was a mistake and would be corrected.

    Things are not perfect yet and nvidia can still play games (or refuse to redistribute firmware for later graphics drivers etc), but there is a chance that for newer graphics cards things will work well.

    People with 7xxx, 9xxx, 10xx and 16xx cards are out of luck though.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by You- View Post

      People with 7xxx, 9xxx, 10xx and 16xx cards are out of luck though.
      some 16xx cards are turing

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      • #13
        There efforts are only valid once the complete firmware for all generations of cards is released to the public. I also hope to see more work on the user space side too

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        • #14
          Originally posted by You- View Post
          but there is a chance that for newer graphics cards things will work well.

          People with 7xxx, 9xxx, 10xx and 16xx cards are out of luck though.
          Cards from 7xxx, 9xxx, 10xx and 16xx are the question.
          (excluding the handful of cards that are Turing.)

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