Isn't worth much
I have an HP desktop with nVidia GeFoorce 7100 video. Anything such as Fedora 15 or open SUSE trying to use the Nouveau drive either out and out kills my video or eventually caused everything to lock up. It may be great for tablets and netbooks but it isn't worth a shit for desktops!
watts per frame in one and frequency/temperature/power in another graph would be very much appreciated
Just divide the number of W by the number of FPS. Of course, it would be easier if the graph were on the same page, but you can do it regardless.
Originally Posted by jakubo
You totally stole my post. The driver is indeed the bottleneck there.
Originally Posted by Remote User
Have you thought about monitoring fan speeds? The nvidia binary driver switches between different performance levels according to the gpu-load.
Originally Posted by Phoronix
In many graphic cards bios a fan speed value is set for each performance level
(take a look at nvidia-settings powermizer).
The nouveau driver, like earlier stated, does not automatically switch between different performance levels.
Overall it would be much much more interesting to see, if it is possible to lower the power consumption of the nouveau driver.
Would be great if the article could be updated...