Linked by David Adams on Mon 21st Mar 2011 20:21 UTC, submitted by Michael
3D News, GL, DirectX The community-created Nouveau driver that's open-source and is written by clean-room reverse-engineering the NVIDIA binary display driver, has reached a serious milestone. For low-end NVIDIA GPUs, the Nouveau driver based upon the Mesa Gallium3D architecture is now as fast, or even faster, than NVIDIA's official proprietary driver.
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Horse crap
by tyrione on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 00:54 UTC
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Please I sure hope Phoronix does a revisit when the Nvidia Binary is released.

That "gap" will widen once more.

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RE: Horse crap
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:07 in reply to "Horse crap"
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Well, the article means that its close... on older video cards. For the newest ones... Nvidia's kills the open source one. I really doubt that Nvidia is going to spend much resources optimising their driver for older cards. So the gap for those cards it was close for, probably won't change.

In any case, its an amazing achievement. Nothing wrong with giving props to a group doing an incredible job, even if it isn't yet as good as the competition.

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RE: Horse crap
by Carewolf on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 11:58 in reply to "Horse crap"
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No, nvidia doesn't care about older nvidia cards. Officially the older ones are not even supported by the most recent releases, so it is not hard to imagine Nouveau doing better. The Nouvea drivers are already several orders of magnitude faster for 2D graphics, another area NVidia doesn't care about.

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