NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Linux Driver Performance With Extra Kepler Re-Clocking Patches
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 22 December 2015. Page 4 of 4. 10 Comments

When trying to run the Metro Redux games on Nouveau, the initial loading screen would appear red and then after that it looked like the GPU hang.

With the Team Fortress 2 the frame-rates on Nouveau are quite good relative to the proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver, but it's a game that is rather CPU bottlenecked than really pushing the graphics card in any super hard manner.

Well, those are the results of NVIDIA 358.16 versus the Nouveau DRM with extra Kepler re-clocking patches and Mesa 11.2-devel Git. There's still more work to be done on the re-clocking front for Nouveau. Hopefully NVIDIA will be able to assist soon with Nouveau developers to get re-clocking working as well as for finally getting the GTX 900 series signed firmware support out the door.

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