Mesa 8.1 Will Offer Some Speed Improvements For Nouveau
Phoronix: Mesa 8.1 Will Offer Some Speed Improvements For Nouveau
After last week sharing results for AMD Radeon R600g Gallium3D on Mesa 8.0 and 8.1-devel, here are benchmarks for several NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards comparing the OpenGL Gallium3D performance with Nouveau on Mesa 8.0 stable and Mesa 8.1-devel.
I might be wrong but no matter doesn't include the NVIDIA blob in the comparison , IIRC the blob results , Nouveau is still far away from the blob performance.
But it's getting there, and it will get there, and as long as it's "fast enough" for games I'm already happy with it.
Originally Posted by AJSB
There has been a report of a user (in #nouveau) a few days ago saying that his game ran faster on nouveau than on nvidia. I think the game was RE5.
We'll probably be seeing this more in the future.
Nouveau also wins with other features like KMS and Wayland that the blob doesn't plan to support. And it's also more friendly to developers and users (it doesn't throw the whole Linux architecture away like the blob does), it'a also included in Linux by default, etc.
Interesting...as soon as the new Slackware is launched i will try it again.....and will test again with Linux Mint 13 XFCE and Ubuntu....
don't get me wrong, i like the idea of open source drivers and all but performance was real bad with Nouveau (hopefully , will get there soon).
There is only one thing that really really pisses me off with it....in many distros that i test it, it doesn't recognize/set's the refresh rate correctly.
I have a 1280x1024 TFT that to get full image w/o cuts must be at 75Hz....
Nouveau fails completely on that....doesn't matter if it's set to 60Hz or 75Hz....image is the same with a right side cut all to way from top to down
Setting up my monitors is so much easier with Nouveau and desktop performance is decent, even casual gaming works on my 460 GTX.
With me is the opposite....
As for gaming....i'm not exactly a casual player....i play 4-8 hours per day
The newer Nvidia drivers (302 and foward) support RandR 1.3 so you can use the same tools for configuring the blob as you do Noveau.
Originally Posted by AJenbo