Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Approaches Stable State

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 13 April 2012. Page 9 of 12. 9 Comments
Nouveau Linux 3.4 Mesa 8.1-devel

Smokin' Guns had issues with the proprietary NVIDIA driver, but as a graphics test it isn't too interesting with the performance being largely flat-lined aside from the GeForce 9600GSO, GTX 460, and GTX 550 Ti falling behind the pact.

Nouveau Linux 3.4 Mesa 8.1-devel

While the Urban Terror performance was devastating for the newer Fermi-class hardware, on the other GeForce generations this first person shooter performance ranged from around half the speed of the NVIDIA Linux binary driver to around 70% for the lower-end, properly clocked hardware.

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