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    Default Five-Way NVIDIA GeForce Comparison On Nouveau

    Phoronix: Five-Way NVIDIA GeForce Comparison On Nouveau

    With the GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards now working on Nouveau in an out-of-the-box manner with OpenGL acceleration, here's a brief five-way NVIDIA GeForce graphics card comparison when using the Nouveau open-source driver with the Linux 3.8 kernel and Mesa 9.1-devel.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18366

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    Have you ever done a test with the GTX 580? I'm trying to find benchmarks on OpenBenchmarking.org. Either I don't know how to use the site or none have ever been done.

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    Question Where are the Team Fortress 2 benchmarks?

    TF2 is one of the few games that should be particularly interesting at times like these.

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    It should be noted that clockspeeds as low as 50MHz do not occur on all Fermi cards. Many 4xx and 5xx models have a newer revision that has more decent clockspeeds by default. If you would buy a 460 today instead of using a card of a few years old you might get very different numbers. Probably it also depends on the card manufacturer; I don't know if all of them are pushing new BIOS revisions from NVIDIA as quickly.

    Also, not all 9800 cards are in such a high level by default. Phoronix also reviewed a 9600GSO with a high level by default some time ago. For the GeForce 6 series (PCIe, not AGP) it was still quite normal to find cards with a pretty high level by default, but in the 9 series most cards aren't programmed that way. You seem to be "lucky" with this card.
    Last edited by AlbertP; 01-11-2013 at 02:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertP View Post
    Also, not all 9800 cards are in such a high level by default. Phoronix also reviewed a 9600GSO with a high level by default some time ago. For the GeForce 6 series (PCIe, not AGP) it was still quite normal to find cards with a pretty high level by default, but in the 9 series most cards aren't programmed that way. You seem to be "lucky" with this card.
    I confirm this, I had 9800GT which started at performance level by VGA BIOS, with driver spinning it down. Also means hair-drier style noise levels. Was truly "headache performance".

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