Phoronix: Testing Out The Major Nouveau libdrm Rewrite
Committed to the Mesa and libdrm Git repositories last week for Nouveau, the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver, was the "major libdrm rewrite" designed to step-up this reverse-engineered driver. What impact did these invasive changes have on the Nouveau driver's performance? Here are benchmarks comparing before-and-after as well as how the Nouveau driver compares to the proprietary NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.
It would be interesting to see old nvfx vs. nv30, including failures that got fixed by the new driver.
I have an AGP based 6800GS lying around so are the issues affecting AGP cards too?