[mythtv-users] A 14-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers

Tom Flair lists at graniteskies.net
Sun Nov 13 05:44:44 UTC 2011


On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 12 November 2011 15:46, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> > A long and very good analysis of drivers running on NVidia chipsets and
> > the hardware itself.
> >
> > The graphics cards covered in this article include the GeForce 6600GT,
> > 8400GS, 8500GT, 8600GT, 8600GTS, 8800GT, 9500GT, 9800GT, 9800GTX, GT
> > 220, GT 240, GTX 460, GT 520, and GTX 550 Ti.
> >
> > At Phoronix, of course.
> >
> >
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nouveau_comp_2011&num=1
>
> It really makes you wonder why some people waste their time to reverse
> engineer something available for free to end up with something
> half-baked that is nowhere near as good as the original...
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Because they can?  :)   Or because they want to understand their hardware
better?  Then there's the whole free as in speech vs free as in beer
argument.
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