"When it comes to binary display drivers under Linux, NVIDIA is
generally known as the company that's able to offer drivers that
are on par with their Windows driver. Unlike the known performance
issues with the ATI/AMD fglrx driver where it's not uncommon for
the driver to be 50% slower than the Windows Catalyst equivalent,
the NVIDIA Linux driver has performed roughly the same if not
faster in some cases. This has also been true for the NVIDIA
Solaris driver as the performance bastion can largely be attributed
to the shared driver code-base between all NVIDIA-supported
platforms (Windows, Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD). However, with the
GeForce 8 series we have come across some unusual issues that are
limiting the performance of the GeForce 8 series under Linux and
Solaris. In this article, we have additional information on these
austere performance problems along with benchmarks showing the
frame-rate differences between Windows XP and Linux..."
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