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Phoronix: The State of Linux NVIDIA Overclocking

Apr 11, 2005, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"As most of you are aware, due to poor ATI proprietary Linux drivers, ATI graphics cards are usually left out of the game when it comes to graphics card performance under Linux. Then of course, there's NVIDIA. NVIDIA has been developing Linux unified drivers for quite a while (the first Linux release with Pixel and Vertex Shader support occurred in early 2001) and it has definitely reflected upon their Linux graphics performance. Of course, both ATI and NVIDIA have extremely reliable drivers for Microsoft Windows, otherwise neither would exist. One stake neither NVIDIA nor ATI currently have a definite claim to is graphics card overclocking under Linux. There are numerous Windows overclocking utilities such as CoolBits, NVTweak, RivaTuner, ATiTool, and PowerStrip. One of the few ways to overclock your NVIDIA graphics card under Linux (without editing the video BIOS or physical card modification) is through NVClock..."

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