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[News] Graphics Stack in Linux Gets More Freedom

  • Subject: [News] Graphics Stack in Linux Gets More Freedom
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 23:33:26 +0100
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LLVMpipe: OpenGL With Gallium3D on Your CPU

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| The software rasterizer used in Mesa that 
| allows for software acceleration of OpenGL 
| on the CPU without any assistance from the 
| graphics processor has largely been 
| useless. Even with a modern-day, multi-core 
| processor, the performance of Mesa's 
| software rasterizer has been abysmal. The 
| performance of Mesa classic DRI drivers 
| have traditionally been poor anyways 
| compared to the high-performance, 
| proprietary NVIDIA/ATI graphics drivers, 
| but when dealing with just the software 
| rasterizer there really aren't any games or 
| applications that run well. Fortunately, 
| software acceleration on Gallium3D is very 
| much a different story thanks to LLVM.


A shout-out to nouveau

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| They basically wrote a driver for an 
| incredibly complicated piece of hardware, 
| completely through memory trace dumps, with 
| no help from nvidia whatsoever and can 
| operate the 3D engine so well that one of 
| the worldâs most awesome pieces of software 
| runs on it. So from now on, I will no 
| longer be using the binary nvidia driver, 
| but instead nouveau, since it offers 
| exactly what I need + next gen linux 
| graphics technologies such as KMS, 
| XRandR1.2 and G3D. Win Win Win.


Is Windows 7 Actually Faster Than Ubuntu 10.04?

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| What these results do show is that Ubuntu 
| 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" is very capable of 
| being a comparable gaming platform to 
| Microsoft Windows at least as far as the 
| quantitative performance is concerned. This 
| is good news as Valve's Steam client and 
| the Source Engine come to Linux and the 
| first of the Unigine Engine games (likely 
| Primal Carnage) are released. The exception 
| to this, however, is if using Intel 
| graphics.



Nvidia Releases OpenGL 4.0 Linux Drivers

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| OpenGL was released just a month days ago.
| Now, Nvidia has released its latest OpenGL
| Linux driver with full support for OpenGl
| 4.0 on GeForce GTX 480/470. In addition to
| this, Nvidia has also release four new
| OpenGL extensions which provides additional
| capabilities to developers.

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