Quote Originally Posted by oliw View Post
The most telling part is one comment in that thread that points out that nouveau doesn't support things like AA/AF but the tests include them. So while the binary nvidia driver is rendering everything beautifully with all available features, the open source version is pushing out a haggard shell of a render. That would give it a substancial speed boost. Benchmarks need to be like-for-like.
Partially correct, we do have GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, but yes, multisampling is not fully implemented by mesa/gallium.

I don't think e.g. OpenArena uses MSAA though, and I hope it's not force-enabled (like through nvidia-settings). For nexuiz, just check the pts configuration file for it to see if it is ...

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes...0_state.c#n430 (anisotropy)
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes..._screen.c#n412 (msaa)