Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX Linux Preview
Jul 26, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Late last month, NVIDIA unveiled their new GeForce 7XXX series
by releasing the 7800GTX (codename: G70). As of yet NVIDIA hasn't
populated the GeForce 7 series with any other graphics cards except
for the 7800GTX, but it's only a matter of time before the new
series becomes proliferated with such cards as the 7800GT and 7800
Ultra. We expect these new cards to be released similar to what had
happened with the GeForce 6XXX series where the 6800 Ultra was
released first followed by the 6800GT, 6800, 6600GT, 6600, 6200,
and the 6200 Turbo Cache. Of course, we suspect NVIDIA will hold
off on releasing any of these faster cards, with the possible
addition of 512MB video memory, until the ATI R520 VPU is released.
As the NVIDIA GeForce 7 series aggregates over the next few months,
we'll definitely have some more in-depth coverage of the different
VPUs, but today we're having a look at NVIDIA's current flagship
solution, the 7800GTX. In this article, we'll be sharing some of
our initial Linux experiences with the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX
256MB. Although many other publications have found the 7800GTX to
perform magnificently, we actually found some dissenting results in
our Linux testing..."