Until Re-Clocking Is Figured Out, Nouveau Remains Very Slow Against NVIDIA Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 18 May 2014. Page 4 of 4. 14 Comments

Until re-clocking is sorted out, Nouveau really isn't recommended for gaming. Nouveau is good enough for handling desktop compositing, video acceleration, and other basic Linux desktop tasks, but the gaming performance is dismal.

Sadly, these results today don't come as much of a surprise. For open-source developers wishing to get involved to help improve the community-based Nouveau driver so it can one day better compete against the NVIDIA proprietary Linux graphics driver, visit the Nouveau project web-site.

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