Been itching to buy a piece of NVIDIA's Fermi architecture, but were looking for a total sweet spot? At $130, the GeForce GTS 450 might be it. In all of our tests, it competed nicely with AMD's Radeon HD 5750, but most impressive might be the card's scaling ability in SLI, which can be summed up in one word... awesome.
Phoronix: NVIDIA Fermi/Kepler GPUs Are The Best Bet For Ubuntu 14.04 Nouveau
In my testing of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Linux 3.13 kernel and Mesa 10.1 for the open-source graphics driver stack provided by Nouveau for NVIDIA GeForce graphics hardware, only the Fermi and Kepler GPUs are running reliably.
The new nVIDIA Graphic Card with Fermi Architecture. Fermi Architecture is the latest technology from nVIDIA to develop faster graphic cards. The NVIDIA GTX480 was sucessfully beat the AMD Radeon HD 5870. This is a good jump by nVIDIA team since they are currenly hardly compete with AMD-ATI.
NVIDIA launched its first Fermi-based GPU earlier this year in the form of the GeForce GTX 480, and it was met with mixed reception. Until now, it's been the fastest single-GPU offering on the market, but certain downsides kept it from being the first-choice of many. Does NVIDIA's first proper follow-up fix all that was wrong?