Nvidia Tegra K1 adds support to open source driver Nouveau




Nvidia has contributed code to the open source Nouveau driver, which is designed to support. Linux operating systems GeForce cards by volunteers It is proof-of-concept code for the GPU of the upcoming Tegra mobile K1.

The patch Nouveau should be seen as a first step to drive with the software and the support is still very basic. Future Tegra GPUs to This report Alexandre Courbot Nvidia on the mailing list of Direct Rendering Infrastructure, such Phoronix signaled . “The GK20A is based on the Kepler GPU architecture used in the upcoming Tegra K1-chip. Patches include adjustments to Nouveau needed to support non-PCI GPU’s and early support for GK20A to offer.”

Courbot says Nvidia supports the work of Nouveau and more technicians from the manufacturer will use their knowledge. With the announcement Nvidia meets its promise last year to give its GPU architecture, so the developers of the open source Nouveau drivers for Linux operating systems write better code. openness

Nvidia announced the Tegra K1 last January. The most important feature of the chip is that it is the first of the holding soc which contains a GPU based on Kepler, the architecture which is the basis of the desktop of the business cards. The 32bit version of the Tegra K1 has four Cortex-A15 processor cores at 2.3 GHz and a fifth lower clocked Cortex A15 core for tasks where energy can be saved. The 64bit version is designed with a dual-core Nvidia 64bit core based on the ARMv8 architecture, with a maximum clock speed of 2.5 GHz.

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