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NVIDIA Anti-Aliasing, Linux & Lenvik

Dec 11, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"For those that want to run the tests themselves with their own drivers and hardware, we also have provided instructions on how you can easily do so using the Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 "Lenvik" development build -- it is irresistibly easy.

"For this round of quick testing we were using an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor clocked at 3.86GHz and then on the graphics side was a GeForce 8600GTS 256MB graphics card. We were running Ubuntu Linux with the NVIDIA 195.22 display driver, which is currently in beta. We had ran our set of tests using no anti-aliasing, 4x anti-aliasing using multi-sampling, 8x AA using 4x multi-sampling anti-aliasing and 4x coverage sample anti-aliasing, and then 16x AA using 8x MSAA and 8x CSAA. To start with, below are the average frame-rates for this NVIDIA setup at the different AA levels. This testing was all done using a Git version of Phoronix Test Suite 2.4. The graph below and then the Nexuiz image quality tests were all done by simply running phoronix-test-suite benchmark nexuiz nexuiz-iqc at each of the anti-aliasing levels that were overridden by the NVIDIA Linux driver and we let our software take care of the rest."

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