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Friday, 27 April 2012

Running The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 On An Open-Source Driver

Thanks to clean-room reverse-engineering, it is already possible to run the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" graphics card on a fully open-source graphics driver complete with OpenGL acceleration. Here are the first benchmarks of this work-in-progress, community-created open-source GeForce 600 series graphics driver.

As mentioned on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 launch-day back in March, the Nouveau project that seeks to clean-room reverse-engineer the closed-source NVIDIA driver in order to write an open-source alternative, had a huge set of surprises. Two of the Nouveau developers managed to get their hands on two GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards before launch. As a result, and since the NVIDIA driver changes from the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" to GeForce 600 "Kepler" series were not too invasive, they managed same-day open-source driver support... Phoronix


 

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