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NVIDIA Performance: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux 12.10

With a largely shared driver code-base across platforms, the binary graphics drivers offered by AMD and NVIDIA perform at roughly the same speed for OpenGL between Linux and Windows; that's traditionally been the case and what Phoronix benchmarks in prior years have shown for NVIDIA and AMD. However, the OpenGL...

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NVIDIA to Maintain Linux Drivers for GeForce 6 and 7 Until 2017

NVIDIA's latest graphics driver will shortly drop support for GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs. The company will, however, support the current generation of drivers as legacy drivers for some years to come...

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AMD: Five Years Of Open-Source Linux Graphics

It was five years ago today that AMD's open-source strategy for Linux graphics driver support was publicly unveiled...

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Linus' F-You Brought NVIDIA Optimus Support To Linux

Good news for Linux users, NVIDIA is finally working on a new vesion of its non-free drivers for Linux which will bring support for the infamous Optimus technology.

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Intel OpenGL Performance: OS X vs. Windows vs. Linux

As mentioned last week when publishing the OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks, a large Intel OpenGL driver performance comparison was being carried out at Phoronix. The comparison is now compete and here are the results when comparing the Intel HD OpenGL graphics performance under Apple OS X 10.8,...

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