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  • mirza
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    Wow

    It seems that, by the end of this year, Nouveau can catch-up with binary blob performance-wise, making binary blob obsolete in the same second (except for newest chip). Maby that could be a moment for NVIDIA, to get their heads out of their asses and start investing in Nouveau.

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  • AlbertP
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    It can't just boost performance, it can also save power for certain GPU's. My laptop boots at power level 1, but I can now set Nouveau to level 0 to save power.

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  • Welsh Dwarf
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    Well done!

    Even as an ATI card owner, I'm really excited about this.

    Bugs aside (they'll be worked out in a month or so) we are within a factor of 2 of the NVIDIA blob running doom3 (ie shader based, more or less modern, gpu taxing game).

    When the first Doom3 benchmarks came out, the difference was a factor of 10.

    That's a massive improvement. Congratulations Nouveau/mesa teams.

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  • phoronix
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    Nouveau Reclocking: Buggy, But Can Boost Performance

    Phoronix: Nouveau Reclocking: Buggy, But Can Boost Performance

    Over the weekend I shared that the Nouveau driver project, which seeks to provide an open-source NVIDIA graphics driver for Linux and other platforms via reverse-engineering, hit a major milestone. The Nouveau driver now supports re-clocking for several generations of NVIDIA GeForce hardware, which allows the open-source driver to put the graphics cards at their properly designed operating frequencies for maximum performance. This can result in the Nouveau driver performing much better against the official closed-source NVIDIA graphics driver, but the support is still very experimental. Initial testing over the weekend found this support to perform well when it works, but that overall it is still very buggy.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17007
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