Nouveau Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1-dev vs. NVIDIA OpenGL Performance
Not much more to comment about the results...
Hopefully the re-clocking state for Nouveau will be in a better state for 2017, but I fear not much movement in the near-term unless NVIDIA devotes more resources to Nouveau... At least Nouveau with the NVC0 Gallium3D driver has managed to remain on-par with the AMD RadeonSI driver when it comes to OpenGL 4.x support. The results show that Nouveau can deliver playable frame-rates with higher-end Kepler NVIDIA graphics cards when re-clocked: the GTX 680 is one of the cards in particular that can run fairly decent when manually re-clocked with Nouveau. However, those with GTX 900 Maxwell cards basically have no ability to game on an open-source driver until the re-clocking is in place there and there is no GTX 1000 Pascal accelerated support until NVIDIA releases the signed firmware images.
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