[Assist] Which graphics cards are supported by parabola?

Michael Novak mnovak10120 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 05:08:32 GMT 2020

Cool, thanks for the info! So, I'll go for the 750 ti then. Thank you
very much.

On Thu, Sep 3, 2020, 16:24 mr.fantastic <joinlaw at cock.li> wrote:

> Michael Novak writes:
> > Is there a list of all the graphics cards that parabola (or any other
> fully
> > free GNU / Linux distro) support?
> > I heard that the most powerful cards are Nvidia Kepler architecture
> cards.
> > Is that true? Because I've seen on the nouveau website that they support
> > newer cards as well. Do these newer cards drivers are not fully free?
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> Last GPU from nvidia that can run without binary blob is GTX 750 Ti
> this is mid-grade card when they first port it to nouveau it was weaker
> than older cards but now it should be improved but it don't know it its
> stronger than kepler now.
> you can search in phoronix articles and openbenchmarking and here are
> some articles:
> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia_maxwell_750linux&num=1
> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia_maxwell_benchmarks&num=2
> https://openbenchmarking.org/s/NVIDIA%20GeForce%20GTX%20750%20Ti%202048MB
> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia-gtx750-nouveau&num=1
> And for the case of AMD it is sad they are more involved than nvidia but
> you can't found semi-modern card that can work without binary blob at
> least they have quality semi-free driver but the bad news in parabola or
> and FSDG distro 3D acceleration will not work only 2D.
> The best GPU vender for GNU systems in Intel but their gpu is weaker
> than nvidia and amd but the good news they are planning to release
> stronger gpu for both internal and discrete and we hope the driver will
> stay libre like now.
> latest intel processor come with good iGPU that can run OpenGL 4.6 and
> vulkan (which is not in nouveau) and they can almost all modren libre
> games and design software like blender.
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