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System: Manjaro x64

Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53Ghz

Nvidia GT 240M

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closed as primarily opinion-based by jasonwryan, Evan Teitelman, slm, Mat, rahmu Jul 24 '13 at 7:42

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For what purpose? – schaiba May 12 '13 at 20:40
Source Engine games mostly – buffer0verflow May 12 '13 at 20:42
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Gaming: nvidia closed-source drivers outperform nouveau drivers. Here's a comparison between nvidia and nouveau on several nVidia GPUs, including the desktop version of your GPU:

Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Comparison

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