Nouveau, the reverse-engineered open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA`s entire range of graphics processors, is reaching a stable state where it`s exiting the staging area of the Linux 3.4 kernel and being considered part of the standard, stable kernel configuration. How though is the Nouveau driver working out compared to NVIDIA`s official, closed-source Linux graphics driver? Here are some new benchmarks from ten different graphics cards and other information on the state of Nouveau."
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