Latest comment: 4 August 2022 by Alpyne in topic Add a note for new users, that the nouveau driver is significantly slower and is missing features (Vulkan)?
Add a note for new users, that the nouveau driver is significantly slower and is missing features (Vulkan)?
It is (much) slower even on cards with basic power management for manual reclocking, see the usual phoronix.com benchmarks for example.
Of course we could also describe the reasons, for fairness, because mainly Nvidia is blocking the development.
- Can I add such a note or section? And what form would you prefer, a sentence in the introduction or a new section "Features" or something else?
- G3ro (talk) 17:28, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
- Well links are always a problem with Xorg and freedesktop projects in general, the information situation is always pretty bad.
- In general it is a known fact, that the Power Management of Nouveau is the biggest problem (cards without it are veery slow) and even cards with experimental (manual) reclocking support are still slower (only source I have for now is phoronix comparison between nvidia and nouveau).
- Regarding Vulkan support, also phoronix article, quote: "and there isn't yet any working Nouveau Vulkan driver".
- There is not much more to say, because the rest (of features) seems to be included in the linked matrix.
- G3ro (talk) 19:43, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
- Basically it would be two sentences stating something like: "Be aware that for now Nouveau is significantly slower on most cards (see also: link to phoronix), this is mainly because of missing or incomplete support for power management."
- " For now Nouveau does not support Vulkan (and OpenGL versions >4.4) (see also: link to phoronix)."
- In addition we could add a sentence or section talking about the development process and that because of missing support by Nvidia the devs need to find out things by themselves, which also led to fewer developers.
- G3ro (talk) 14:29, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
- I think adding a prominent note at the top about incompatibility and missing features with modern GPUs is more important now than ever before given that RTX 3000 (~2 years old, and upcoming RTX 4000) are completely unsupported and essential features like power management (!!) and even basic 2D & video are still unavailable on even 6 year old cards thanks to NVIDIA.
- Alpyne (talk) 05:13, 4 August 2022 (UTC)