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.
Where you already very used to using the nvidia tool? I just find it so unintuiative and alien to the rest of the system. As for gaming i mainly do that in Windows, but maybe Steam can help change that ons it is relased for Linux
the NVIDIA blob is very easy and fast to setup in Linux....it has much less options than the Windows version.
The interesting things about it in Linux are also , besides the refresh rate (at least in my case) easy to setup, are much BETTER performance and QUALITY in videos not only compared with Nouveau in Linux but also to NVIDIA drivers in Windows !!!
Yes, NVIDIA in Linux works with MUCH better quality than NVIDIA in Windows as for movies goes.
As for games, more exactly in some games with native clients both for Linux and Windows , like ETQW, using same settings, the frame rate is clearly BETTER under Linux than Windows
Notice that i also customize and compile the kernel in Linux...and NEVER use KDE, GNOME 2/3 or Unity but ALWAYS XFCE or LXDE.
On an 8800GTS G80 I can confirm that Regnum Online works with both versions tested, but a recent regression in the 8.1 stack has caused it to lose Shader Model 2.0 support requiring you to fall back to fixed pipeline rendering.
Also Amnesia: The Dark Decent works well, but oddly Penumbra: Overture has corrupt graphics everywhere.