Nouveau Driver Power Management Against The NVIDIA Blob
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 6 July 2011. Page 7 of 7. 14 Comments

Across all four graphics cards, the proprietary NVIDIA driver consumed more power than Nouveau, similar to the OpenArena numbers.

To end it off, the GPU temperature for all four graphics cards appeared to be running slightly cooler when being poked by the NVIDIA driver rather than Nouveau.

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