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Phoronix: eVGA e-GeForce 7800GT CO 256MB [Review]

Dec 14, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"Launched on August 11 of this year, during the QuakeCon 2005 gaming event, was NVIDIA's 7800GT part that came nearly two months after the 7800GTX 256MB inauguration. Although NVIDIA was quick to release the ForceWare 77.72 drivers for Microsoft Windows on June 22 to support the GTX, the Linux 1.0-7667 drivers released on the same day were quite problematic with this new architecture. The main problem pertaining to the Linux drivers was the inability to properly change frequencies upon launching an application so rather than running at the standard 430/1200MHz (GPU/MEM) the 3D core frequency instead would run at 275MHz, which minimized the performance benefits substantially over the GeForce 6 series. Luckily, the issue had been corrected in the 1.0-7676 drivers that were released on August 09, 2005. Even at this time, the NVIDIA Linux display drivers continue to lack some essential features (i.e. HDR lighting and Transparency Adaptive Supersampling/Transparency Adaptive MultiSampling) that have been provided by the Windows ForceWare drivers since the 77.72 release..."

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