New "NV30" Nouveau Driver Still Causes Pain
Phoronix: New "NV30" Nouveau Driver Still Causes Pain
One week ago following the committing of the major libdrm re-write for the Nouveau project, the "NVFX" Gallium3D driver was dropped and succeeded by a new "NV30" driver for the GeForce FX/6/7 series GPUs. Unfortunately, for at least some hardware, this Nouveau support is still a busted mess...
Old hardware ...
It's no surprise that newer cards work better with gallium, after all there's only one person who perpetually and exclusively (as far as it comes to nouveau) works on (the 3D part of) nouveau gallium. And since I don't have the time to provide good coverage of all hardware generations, I focus on the ones I use, i.e. nv50 and Fermi/Kepler.
Oh, and, show me the CPU that gets you 150 fps in OA at 1920x1080.
150fps at all resolutions
That's running on i7 990x , 3.4GHz and 6 cores + HT.
If you're referring to the comment Michael made about llvmpipe possibly being faster, he was referring to the FX5200 card and that 150fps benchmark was running on the 6600.
Originally Posted by calim
He's still probably wrong, but that 5200 wouldn't get anywhere close to 150fps.
I also have a FX 5200 (AGP) and 6600 GT (both AGP and PCIe).
All those cards have never had problems at all with modesetting or Compiz, Cinnamon and other accelerated desktops. It surprises me again that Michael has so much problems with Nouveau.
About incorrect rendering, that also happens at times on my FX 5200 but nvfx was worse.
If only more people contributed...
and the concludion is ...?
I don't get the intention behin bashing the open drivers again and again.
One could argue this could help to shift focus to open-source development and attrackt more developers - which as far as I can see hasn't happend.
Instead, what you do is to cause frustration for those few guys/girls that spend their free time writing those drivers, telling them over and over again how slow and feature-incomplete their driver is, compared to those binary blobs written by comapnies which invested millions and millions of dollars, because their whole buissness depends on these drivers.