Nouveau

Nouveau is the open-source NVIDIA graphics driver that has been in development for years as a community-based, reverse-engineered implementation of NVIDIA's closed-source Linux graphics driver. NVIDIA took a neutral stance on Nouveau until 2013 when it began supporting the project with limited code and documentation beginning to appear. Nouveau consists of an open-source kernel DRM driver, Gallium3D drivers, and xf86-video-nouveau DDX.

Additional Information: nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki

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Nouveau Articles & Reviews

Open-Source NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 "Turing"...   Display Drivers   22 Jun 2020
The Open-Source NVIDIA/Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Driver...   Display Drivers   25 Dec 2019
The Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Linux...   Display Drivers   10 Dec 2018
The NVIDIA vs. Open-Source Nouveau Linux Driver...   Display Drivers   14 Jun 2018
Clear Linux Now Offers Radeon Mesa Graphics Support,...   Operating Systems   02 Jun 2018
Nouveau Linux 4.14 + Mesa 17.4-dev vs. NVIDIA   Display Drivers   05 Nov 2017
Nouveau Re-Clocked With DRM-Next Linux 4.12 + Mesa...   Display Drivers   27 Apr 2017
Trying Out Nouveau's Accelerated Pascal Support With...   Display Drivers   25 Apr 2017
Mesa 13.0 vs. 17.0 Performance For RADV/RadeonSI: Big...   Display Drivers   09 Feb 2017
Nouveau Maxwell: Mesa 17.0 + Linux 4.10 vs. NVIDIA's...   Display Drivers   22 Jan 2017
Mesa Git Delivering Faster Intel Vulkan Performance,...   Display Drivers   16 Jan 2017
A Look At The Huge Performance Boosts With Nouveau...   Display Drivers   15 Jan 2017
AMD & NVIDIA: Open vs. Closed-Source Driver...   Display Drivers   09 Jan 2017
Open-Source Nouveau Linux 4.10 + NvBoost vs. NVIDIA...   Display Drivers   07 Jan 2017
Testing Nouveau's Open-Source NVIDIA Support On Linux...   Display Drivers   05 Jan 2017
Radeon vs. Nouveau Open-Source Drivers On Mesa Git +...   Graphics Cards   21 Oct 2016
Nouveau Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1-dev vs. NVIDIA OpenGL...   Display Drivers   14 Oct 2016
Nouveau Open-Source NVIDIA Tests On Linux 4.8, Mesa...   Display Drivers   23 Aug 2016
Nouveau With Boost Patches Are Now Competitive To...   Display Drivers   20 Apr 2016
Nouveau "Boost" Patches Show Much...   Display Drivers   16 Apr 2016
Nouveau Kepler On Linux 4.6 vs. NVIDIA's 364...   Display Drivers   04 Apr 2016
Nouveau Kepler vs. Maxwell Performance On Linux 4.6 +...   Display Drivers   30 Mar 2016
The NVIDIA GTX 900 Series Performance On The...   Display Drivers   28 Mar 2016
Radeon vs. Nouveau Gallium3D Driver Performance On...   Display Drivers   13 Feb 2016
Nouveau Linux 4.5 vs. NVIDIA OpenGL Performance:...   Display Drivers   10 Feb 2016
The Open-Source NVIDIA Linux Driver Continued Evolving...   Display Drivers   28 Dec 2015
NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Linux Driver Performance With Extra...   Display Drivers   22 Dec 2015
Radeon DRM Linux 4.4 + Mesa 11.1 + DRI3 vs. AMD's...   Display Drivers   29 Nov 2015
AMDGPU With PowerPlay Compared To AMD's Catalyst Linux...   Display Drivers   27 Nov 2015
How Nouveau Compares To NVIDIA's Linux Driver When...   Display Drivers   27 Nov 2015
Early Radeon vs. Nouveau OpenGL Tests On Linux 4.4   Display Drivers   23 Nov 2015
Nouveau Kepler Re-Clocking Is Working A Lot Better On...   Display Drivers   20 Nov 2015
The Graphics Cards On Open-Source Linux Drivers With...   Graphics Cards   15 Sep 2015
Trying Out The Open-Source NVIDIA/Nouveau Driver...   Display Drivers   10 Sep 2015
Open-Source Mesa Drivers Now Supporting OpenGL 4.0+   Display Drivers   23 Jul 2015
NVIDIA's 352 Linux Driver Against Linux 4.1 With...   Display Drivers   11 Jul 2015
GeForce GTX 750 Series: Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux...   Display Drivers   04 May 2015
Open-Source NVIDIA/Nouveau Tests On Linux 3.19   Display Drivers   12 Jan 2015
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/980: Windows vs. Ubuntu Linux...   Display Drivers   08 Jan 2015
NVIDIA Linux Driver Continues Running Strong Against...   Display Drivers   05 Jan 2015
Nouveau vs. NVIDIA GeForce Linux Performance At The...   Display Drivers   30 Dec 2014
NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa...   Display Drivers   21 Nov 2014
Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam...   Display Drivers   19 Nov 2014
NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers On Ubuntu 14.10   Display Drivers   27 Oct 2014
How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source...   Linux Gaming   31 Aug 2014
The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With...   Linux Gaming   30 Aug 2014
20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For...   Linux Gaming   27 Aug 2014
Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against...   Display Drivers   05 Aug 2014
Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's...   Display Drivers   28 Jul 2014
The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source...   Display Drivers   26 Jul 2014
Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa...   Display Drivers   25 Jul 2014
Intel Haswell HD Graphics Benchmarks With Linux 3.16   Software   27 Jun 2014
Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16   Display Drivers   23 Jun 2014
Nouveau Re-Clocking Is Way Faster, Shows Much Progress...   Display Drivers   20 Jun 2014
Open-Source Radeon Takes On AMD Catalyst In 2D...   Display Drivers   17 Jun 2014
Trying Out Nouveau GPU Re-Clocking On Linux 3.16   Display Drivers   16 Jun 2014
Linux 2D Performance: Nouveau vs. NVIDIA   Display Drivers   14 Jun 2014
35-Way NVIDIA/AMD Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver...   Graphics Cards   12 Jun 2014
The Performance-Per-Watt, Efficiency Of GPUs On...   Graphics Cards   05 Jun 2014
Until Re-Clocking Is Figured Out, Nouveau Remains Very...   Display Drivers   18 May 2014
Catalyst 14.4 Has Advantages Over Linux 3.15 + Mesa...   Display Drivers   16 May 2014
Intel vs. Radeon vs. Nouveau On Linux 3.15 + Mesa...   Display Drivers   14 May 2014
Intel HD Graphics On Linux 3.15 Brings Few Changes   Display Drivers   04 May 2014
Nouveau Graphics On Linux 3.15   Display Drivers   03 May 2014
20-Way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA GPU Comparison With Ubuntu...   Display Drivers   07 Apr 2014
NVIDIA Fermi/Kepler GPUs Are The Best Bet For Ubuntu...   Display Drivers   06 Apr 2014
NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series: Stick To The Binary Linux...   Display Drivers   21 Mar 2014
Intel, Radeon, Nouveau Preview On Linux 3.14 With Mesa...   Display Drivers   20 Mar 2014
Nouveau Drags Behind Intel & Radeon For Linux 2D...   Display Drivers   18 Mar 2014
Mesa 10.1 Released With Many Open-Source Driver...   Display Drivers   05 Mar 2014
11-Way Low-End & Older Open-Source GPU Linux...   Display Drivers   26 Feb 2014
Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Is Still Sour For Some GPUs   Display Drivers   24 Jan 2014
27-Way NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Card Benchmarks On...   Graphics Cards   02 Dec 2013
9-Way NVIDIA GeForce Linux OpenCL GPU Benchmarks   Graphics Cards   29 Nov 2013
Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Works On Some GeForce 700...   Display Drivers   27 Nov 2013
Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux vs. NVIDIA Windows 8.1   Display Drivers   31 Oct 2013
Open-Source Nouveau Driver Remains Slow For NVIDIA's...   Display Drivers   29 Oct 2013
Linux 3.12 Can Change AMD's Catalyst Performance   Display Drivers   16 Oct 2013
Nouveau Performance Is Faster With Linux 3.12   Software   15 Oct 2013
4-Way Nouveau Benchmarks On Linux 3.12, Mesa 9.3   Display Drivers   26 Sep 2013
Nouveau Benchmarks Lack Change On Mesa 9.2   Display Drivers   06 Aug 2013
AMD Gallium3D & Catalyst Drivers Compete Against...   Display Drivers   02 Aug 2013
NVIDIA's Linux Driver On Ubuntu Is Very Competitive...   Graphics Cards   30 Jul 2013
NVIDIA Mobile: Nouveau vs. The Linux Binary Driver   Display Drivers   07 Jul 2013
Unity On XMir Performance For Nouveau Gallium3D   Software   30 Jun 2013
15-Way Open vs. Closed Source NVIDIA/AMD Linux GPU...   Graphics Cards   29 Apr 2013
Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Comparison Shows Shortcomings   Display Drivers   23 Apr 2013
Mesa 9.2 Brings Better Performance To Intel Ivy Bridge   Display Drivers   13 Apr 2013
Early Ubuntu 13.04 Benchmarks On The Intel Atom   Operating Systems   20 Jan 2013
ION: Nouveau Competes With The NVIDIA R310 Driver   Display Drivers   18 Jan 2013
Five-Way NVIDIA GeForce Comparison On Nouveau   Display Drivers   11 Jan 2013
NVIDIA GeForce 600 "Kepler" On Open-Source:...   Display Drivers   08 Jan 2013
Nouveau Driver Remains Much Slower Than NVIDIA's...   Display Drivers   04 Jan 2013
Early Benchmark Preview Of The Linux 3.8 Kernel   Software   03 Jan 2013
Nouveau NVIDIA Driver Can Be Faster With Linux 3.8   Display Drivers   02 Jan 2013
Checking In On Nouveau Gallium3D For Mesa 9.1   Display Drivers   29 Dec 2012
Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop Comparison: 6 Desktops, 5...   Software   13 Dec 2012
8-Way NVIDIA Nouveau GPU Comparison   Graphics Cards   29 Nov 2012
Clock-For-Clock, Nouveau Can Compete With NVIDIA's...   Display Drivers   06 Nov 2012
Nouveau Re-Clocking, NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers   Display Drivers   08 Oct 2012

Nouveau Linux News

Mesa 20.2 Released With RADV ACO By Default, Initial...   Mesa   29 Sep 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Linux Driver/Support...   NVIDIA   15 Sep 2020
NVIDIA Reportedly Near Deal To Buy Arm For $40+...   Arm   12 Sep 2020
NVIDIA Engineer Sends Out Patches For Supporting Sync...   NVIDIA   03 Sep 2020
Nouveau NVC0 Shader Disk Cache Lands For Speeding Up...   Nouveau   25 Aug 2020
Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Adds Compute Kernel...   Intel   12 Aug 2020
Mesa 20.2 Development Ends After Many New Features...   Mesa   06 Aug 2020
Open-Source GPU Driver Updates Sent In For Linux 5.9...   Linux Kernel   06 Aug 2020
Kernel Developers Work To Block NVIDIA "GPL...   Linux Kernel   03 Aug 2020
Changes Expected For The Linux 5.9 Kernel From Intel...   Linux Kernel   02 Aug 2020
Nouveau Changes For Linux 5.9 Bring Fixes, Prep For...   Nouveau   24 Jul 2020
Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" CRC Support...   Nouveau   22 Jul 2020
Mesa 20.2's Nouveau Enables HMM, OpenCL SVM Now...   Mesa   14 Jul 2020
Intel vs. AMD, Systemd-Homed, Kernel Advancements Top...   Phoronix   30 Jun 2020
Eight Features Not In Linux 5.8 From The DirectX...   Linux Kernel   16 Jun 2020
LiteDIP: Creating Open-Source IP Blocks For Generic...   Hardware   11 Jun 2020
Open-Source 3D/Compute Finally Materializing For...   Nouveau   09 Jun 2020
Linux 5.8 Graphics Updates Sent In With AMDGPU TMZ...   Linux Kernel   02 Jun 2020
Linux 5.8 Feature Queue Has Multiple Performance...   Linux Kernel   26 May 2020
Open-Source NVIDIA/Nouveau Changes Submitted For Linux...   Nouveau   22 May 2020
Patches Proceed For Disabling Radeon AGP GART,...   Radeon   16 May 2020
AGP Graphics Card Support Proposed For Removal From...   Hardware   11 May 2020
Linux Gaming, Qt Drama, New Hardware Kept Open-Source...   Phoronix   30 Apr 2020
Mesa 20.1 Feature Development Ends With RC1 Released   Mesa   29 Apr 2020
Nouveau Display CRC Support Being Firmed Up Thanks To...   Nouveau   18 Apr 2020
Seven Changes We've Been Waiting On That You Will Not...   Linux Kernel   16 Apr 2020
Shared Virtual Memory Lands In Mesa Gallium3D's...   Mesa   15 Apr 2020
ASUS Releases Graphics Card That Could Actually Be...   Nouveau   13 Apr 2020
Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Driver Should...   Nouveau   08 Apr 2020
NetBSD 8.2 Released With Fix For Ryzen USB Issues, Fix...   BSD   02 Apr 2020
Linux 5.7 Graphics Driver Updates Enable Tiger Lake By...   Linux Kernel   01 Apr 2020
GNU Linux-libre 5.6-gnu Released After Deblobbing AMD...   GNU   30 Mar 2020
Mesa Developers Discussing Again Whether To Fork Or...   Mesa   30 Mar 2020
The Best Features Of The Linux 5.6 Kernel From...   Linux Kernel   28 Mar 2020
Linux 5.6, Threadripper 3990X, $199 AMD Laptop Topped...   Phoronix   01 Mar 2020
NVIDIA Posts Firmware Needed For Open-Source GeForce...   Nouveau   19 Feb 2020
Nouveau Gallium3D Finally Seeing Mesa Shader Disk...   Nouveau   17 Feb 2020
Open-Source Nouveau Extended To Support The GeForce 16...   Nouveau   12 Feb 2020
NVIDIA Format Modifiers Coming To Nouveau In Linux 5.7   Nouveau   10 Feb 2020
The OpenCL 2.0 CTS Can Now Run On Gallium3D Clover -...   Mesa   10 Feb 2020
Linux 5.6 Flipping On GPU Reset Support For AMD Renoir...   Linux Kernel   07 Feb 2020
Nouveau Still Pushing Forward In 2020 Thanks To Red...   Nouveau   01 Feb 2020
Kernel Talk, AMD Hardware + Other Popular Linux Topics...   Phoronix   01 Feb 2020
Linux Mint Debian 4 Coming - Rebased Against Debian...   Operating Systems   31 Jan 2020
NVIDIA Retiring Their Pre-Fermi "340 Series"...   NVIDIA   31 Jan 2020
Linux 5.6 Graphics Changes Bring Open-Source NVIDIA...   Linux Kernel   30 Jan 2020
Linux 5.6 Is Looking Like It Will Be Spectacular With...   Linux Kernel   26 Jan 2020
NVIDIA Contributes Much Less To The Linux Kernel Than...   NVIDIA   24 Jan 2020
There Is Finally Open-Source Accelerated NVIDIA Turing...   Nouveau   15 Jan 2020
NVIDIA Sent Out Some Fresh Nouveau Patches Just Before...   Nouveau   06 Jan 2020
Happy New Year + A Look Back At The Most Popular Linux...   Phoronix   31 Dec 2019
Mesa 20.0's LLVMpipe Now Supports Running OpenCL On...   Mesa   27 Dec 2019
From Botched Releases To Exciting New Features, Fedora...   Fedora   24 Dec 2019
2010 Through 2019 NVIDIA Linux News Topped By Linus...   NVIDIA   19 Dec 2019
Mesa 20.0 Now Includes Intel's Gallium3D Driver To...   Mesa   07 Dec 2019
NVIDIA Looks To Have Some Sort Of Open-Source Driver...   NVIDIA   05 Dec 2019
The Big Graphics Driver Update Lands In Linux 5.5 With...   Linux Kernel   28 Nov 2019
The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Will End Out 2019 In...   Nouveau   24 Nov 2019
Khronos Opens Door For Allowing More Open-Source...   Mesa   16 Oct 2019
NVIDIA Still Working On A Generic Allocator - Has...   NVIDIA   07 Oct 2019
AMD Dominated Q3 In Wooing Over Linux / Open-Source...   Phoronix   03 Oct 2019
Wine-Nine-Standalone 0.5 Released To Improve Wine...   WINE   29 Sep 2019
Nouveau Finally Lands SPIR-V Support As Part Of OpenCL...   Nouveau   21 Sep 2019
Linux 5.4 DRM Pull Submitted With AMD Navi 12/14,...   Linux Kernel   19 Sep 2019
NVIDIA Bringing Up Open-Source Volta GPU Support For...   Nouveau   17 Sep 2019
Linux 5.4 Continues Sound Open Firmware, Improvements...   Hardware   17 Sep 2019
Linux 5.4 Cycle To Begin With exFAT Driver, EPYC...   Linux Kernel   15 Sep 2019
AMD EPYC 7002 & Ryzen 3000 Series Dominated Linux...   Phoronix   01 Sep 2019
Nouveau's Changes Sent Out For Linux 5.4 In Fixing Up...   Nouveau   23 Aug 2019
Linux 5.3-rc5 Released Following A Calm Week   Linux Kernel   18 Aug 2019
Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Developers Discover...   Intel   12 Aug 2019
NVIDIA Starts Publishing GPU Hardware Documentation To...   NVIDIA   07 Aug 2019
Ubuntu 19.10 Development Continues With Latest GNOME...   Ubuntu   26 Jul 2019
Audio Component Support Being Worked On For The Radeon...   Multimedia   23 Jul 2019
The Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Driver Gets...   Nouveau   19 Jul 2019
GNU Linux-libre 5.2-gnu Blesses Sound Open Firmware,...   GNU   08 Jul 2019
A Look At What's On The Table For Linux 5.3 Features   Linux Kernel   29 Jun 2019
Nouveau Driver Picking Up NVIDIA TU116 GPU Support For...   Nouveau   19 Jun 2019
Linux Kernel Set To Expose Hidden NVIDIA HDA...   Nouveau   13 Jun 2019
Wine Staging 4.10 Adds EXT4 Case Insensitive Support   WINE   12 Jun 2019
NVIDIA Firmware Blobs Get Updated To Help Some Pascal...   Nouveau   07 Jun 2019
AMD Is Aiming For Radeon RX 5700 "Navi"...   Radeon   31 May 2019
Google Hired Another Linux Graphics Veteran To Work On...   Google   28 May 2019
Ubuntu 19.10 To Bundle NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver...   Ubuntu   23 May 2019
DRM Fixes Head Into Linux 5.2 While Letting Nouveau...   Nouveau   17 May 2019
Red Hat Is Looking To Hire Another Experienced...   Red Hat   14 May 2019
Working OpenCL Through Gallium3D Clover With LLVM To...   Mesa   13 May 2019
Nouveau Gets Initial Support For NVIDIA TU117 (GeForce...   Nouveau   10 May 2019
The Huge Linux 5.2 Kernel Merge Window Kicks Off   Linux Kernel   06 May 2019
Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Driver Sees Few...   Nouveau   01 May 2019
Mesa Is About To Crack 2.7 Million Lines   Mesa   29 Apr 2019
Nouveau Developer Working On OpenGL Extension To Help...   Mesa   15 Apr 2019
AMD Sends In Their Initial AMDGPU Driver Updates For...   Radeon   28 Mar 2019
GSoC 2019 Could Bring Work On A Vulkan GPU Driver...   X.Org   26 Mar 2019
RADV Vulkan Driver Gets Patches For...   Mesa   19 Mar 2019
Nouveau NIR Support Lands In Mesa 19.1 Git   Nouveau   17 Mar 2019
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Launches - Linux Benchmarks...   NVIDIA   14 Mar 2019
Nouveau NIR Support Slated To Land In Mesa 19.1 Over...   Nouveau   12 Mar 2019
NVIDIA Kepler Mainline Driver Support Nears...   NVIDIA   09 Mar 2019
DRM Changes For Linux 5.1 Bring Intel Fastboot, Komeda...   Linux Kernel   06 Mar 2019