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 Low-End GPUs, Nouveau Speeds Past The NVIDIA Driver  - PCSTATS.com Low-End GPUs, Nouveau Speeds Past The NVIDIA Driver
Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 9:00AM | Filed under: Drivers| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

With a little work, the group of community Linux developers without any corporate backing have clean-room reverse-engineered the proprietary NVIDIA GeForce graphics driver to write a fully open-source 2D/3D driver for NVIDIA graphics cards. After years of work, this open-source driver called Nouveau is now just as fast -- or faster -- than the official NVIDIA driver when running it on low-end GeForce 8/9/200 series graphics cards."

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