Kepler: Nouveau Is ~20% The Speed Of NVIDIA's Blob

Posted by Ridcully on Oct 26, 2013 4:54 AM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Linux review out of the way, I carried out some benchmarks comparing the performance of the open-source "Nouveau" driver to NVIDIA's official closed-source Linux graphics driver on this Kepler-based GK107 GPU. If using the Nouveau driver as found by default on Ubuntu Linux and others, you can expect the performance to be less than 20% that of the official NVIDIA Linux driver.

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