After looking last week at the ATI/AMD Radeon Gallium3D
performance under Mesa 8.0 and comparing its performance to Mesa 7.11
and the closed-source AMD Catalyst driver, along with the LLVMpipe
driver performance, we're now focusing upon the Nouveau Gallium3D
implementation that seeks to provide open-source NVIDIA hardware
support. This comparison is pitting Nouveau in Mesa 8.0 against Mesa
7.11 and the official NVIDIA Linux driver.