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Phoronix: NVIDIA Q4-2005 (1.0-7XXX) Linux Driver Performance

Oct 07, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"Although we have been quick to document all NVIDIA display driver changes, once they are publicly unveiled, and we usually publish the in-house results from our vigorous driver testing, we haven't done a massive display driver roundup in nearly a year since our last one in early 2005. At that time, FedoraCore3 was in its prime and the GeForce 7800GTX (G70) was yet to be publicly displayed, but since that point NVIDIA has been fierce at improving the quality of their alternative OS drivers. For our fourth quarter 2005 NVIDIA Linux driver comparison, we'll be benchmarking all of the 1.0-7XXX drivers, which consist of 1.0-7167, 1.0-7174, 1.0-7664, 1.0-7667, and 1.0-7676. Unlike the Windows BETA ForceWare 81.84 display drivers that were released earlier today, and contain many enhancements, NVIDIA has confirmed to us that they will not venture into any public Rel80 Linux releases until the end of October..."

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