Please note that items in the matrix represent big pieces of functionality, so the matrix is updated rarely. For a better view of daily progress, please see the logs of the source code repositories.

Key

  • DONE means that developers think it is fully implemented. It may however contain bugs.
  • MOSTLY means that it is mostly implemented and may have known bugs.
  • WIP means that someone has started on the initial implementation.
  • TODO means that someone needs to write the code. The required knowledge to write the code may or may not be known. Please ask on #nouveau if you want to get your feet wet on this.
  • STALLED means that whatever code has been written is accumulating color and texture similar to that 3 week old slice of pizza in your fridge.
  • BIOS means "if supported by your BIOS". No software support yet.
  • SLOW means that the feature is implemented, but it is slow. Improvements may or may not be planned.
  • EXTFW means that the feature is usable, but requires firmware from the binary driver.

Features

2D features NV04/05 NV10 NV20 NV30 NV40 NV50 NVC0 NVE0 NVF0 NV110
basic 2D (EXA) DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE WIP
fast 2D (XRender) N/A1 DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE WIP
play videos (Xv2) DONE9 DONE9 DONE9 DONE9 DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE WIP
video decoding accel
(VDPAU/XvMC)
N/A TODO N/A STALLED DONE EXTFW EXTFW EXTFW EXTFW TODO
3D features NV04/05 NV10 NV20 NV30 NV40 NV50 NVC0 NVE0 NVF0 NV110
Primitives MOSTLY8 MOSTLY8 MOSTLY8 DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE
Textures MOSTLY8 MOSTLY8 MOSTLY8 DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE
Fixed pipe TCL N/A MOSTLY8 MOSTLY8 NOT USED N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Vertex programs N/A N/A TODO DONE DONE DONE7 DONE7 DONE7 DONE7 DONE7
Fragment programs N/A N/A N/A DONE DONE DONE7 DONE7 DONE7 DONE7 DONE7
Geometry programs N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DONE7 DONE7 DONE7 DONE7 DONE7
Tessellation programs N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A WIP WIP WIP TODO
Output NV04/05 NV10 NV20 NV30 NV40 NV50 NVC0 NVE0 NVF0 NV110
Dual-link DVI BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS DONE3 DONE3 DONE3 DONE3 DONE DONE
Dual head (Randr 1.2) DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE
Kernel Mode Setting DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE
TVout STALLED4 MOSTLY4 STALLED4 DONE MOSTLY TODO N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other NV04/05 NV10 NV20 NV30 NV40 NV50 NVC0 NVE0 NVF0 NV110
Multicard DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE
SLI6 N/A N/A N/A N/A TODO TODO TODO TODO TODO TODO
Power management N/A TODO TODO TODO STALLED WIP WIP WIP WIP WIP
Suspend DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE
Video input N/A TODO TODO TODO TODO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
HDMI audio N/A N/A N/A N/A TODO DONE10 DONE DONE DONE DONE
OpenCL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A STALLED STALLED STALLED STALLED TODO

Notes

1 NV0x family only supports swizzled textures, which we can't use for 2D stuff for various reasons. So no acceleration of XRENDER on those.

2 Note Xv, not XvMC. See the "video decoding accel" line for accelerated decoding.

3 Works, if the VBIOS gives enough memory bandwidth by default. That is, usually yes.

4 nv0x-nv2x (nv17-nv19 excluded) need an external, third-party manufactured TV encoder. Only some Chrontel branded chips are currently supported. For the rest, you cay try nvtv; make sure to set X to the right resolution first.

6 SLI or even multicard setups are very rare among developers. You should start hacking with us, if you have such a setup.

7 It's slow, because proper power management isn't finished yet.

8 nouveau_vieux supports everything that the hardware supports (except nv20 shaders), but there are some parts of OpenGL not directly supported by the hardware (e.g. glClipPlane)

9 The hardware overlay isn't used, which is suboptimal (esp on pre-NV30). Work was done in a pre-KMS driver to support hardware overlays by ArthurHuillet. This support currently exists as KMS planes, but the DDX does not take advantage of them (yet).

10 HDMI Audio only works for NVA3/A5/A8 (GT21x) GPUs. Some pre-NVA3 setups have been reported, but it's no thanks to nouveau.

Note : Disable Composite on low-end cards for better XVideo performance.