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LinuxGames.com: A New Generation of 3D Gaming in Linux

Oct 08, 2000, 23:44 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Matthews)

[ Dustin Reyes of LinuxGames.com writes: ]

We've put together a new article that covers how the very latest 3D games in Linux perform with the latest video cards and drivers. This very detailed article contains:

  • Four recent games: Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament, Descent3, and Soldier of Fortune
  • Four video cards: 3dfx Voodoo5-5500, ATI Rage 128 Pro, Matrox G400Max, and NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
  • Two operating systems: Linux with a 2.4.0 kernel and and Windows 98
  • Five resolutions: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200
  • And both 16-bit and 32-bit color depths
Together, the results here comprise a comprehensive collection of benchmarks, commentary, and instructions that should explain to the Linux gamer how each piece of hardware is performing with the latest drivers. From this, a gamer should have a better idea of what is currently possible in Linux compared to Windows and what the future could hold as drivers are revised and improved.

The story may be found here.

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