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Old 12-19-2003, 08:25 PM   #1
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Beta Nvidia Driver 4620


Antbody tried this out? Tux Racer and Armagetron have never looked so good! Doesn't seem Beta to me... and the "nvidia-settings" tool is pretty cool.

http://public.pny.com/quadro/FX3000g...-4620-pkg1.run
 
Old 12-20-2003, 02:09 AM   #2
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Is the one you posted old one? It says pkg1 but the number is larger than the current file -> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run at the Nvidia site.


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Old 12-20-2003, 03:14 AM   #3
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Hmmm, Armagetron looking better??? I should try this out! I'll install it today and tell you later today how it goes for me .
 
Old 12-20-2003, 10:15 AM   #4
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Is the one you posted old one? It says pkg1 but the number is larger than the current file -> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run at the Nvidia site.

It's 4620 Beta as opposed to 4496 pkg 2... I haven't run into any problems with it thus far though and it seems to have increased my fps around 400-500+ more than I was getting with glxgears with the older driver.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 05:55 PM   #5
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The link is now down, does anyone have this sitting on their hd?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 06:05 PM   #6
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The link is now down, does anyone have this sitting on their hd?
Code:
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users     8768225 Dec 21 04:27 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4620-pkg1.run
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:20 AM   #7
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Now, is there anyway this can get from you to me?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 03:13 AM   #8
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In the 80's we called it hyperspace...

Check your email, I don't have enough bandwidth to post it for all to d/l.

P.S. I used to live in the U.S., too.

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Old 02-09-2004, 05:19 AM   #9
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Talking

Thank you very much! If others want I will post it where all can download it.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:47 AM   #10
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Have you got it yet? Do you think it's better than the current NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run driver?

I hate I replaced my ATI card with a Nvidia. Supposedly twice the card, but the display is
not nearly as good as the ATI.

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Old 02-09-2004, 08:36 AM   #11
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I haven't gotten the change to test it yet, but I have it downloaded, yes. I'm still running 4496, and should get around to testing the 4620 and the 5336 later today. And yes, I do like my Radeons more, but this computer only had a 200watt psu (a Dell, go figure) and the psu is already pretty close to overloaded. Having my radeon 9700 in there pushed it over the top, but with my cheezy geforcefx5200pci128mb it is pretty stable. I've got the 9800pro256mb in my other deskop, which has gat a 500watt psu, and the display looks quite a bit better I'd agree. I use a kvm so I see it thru the same monitor. And before my dell was overdrawing the psu, with the radeeon9700pro128mb I think it looked better too. Alsas, it's a dell t600 and I upgraded the cpu from http://www.powerleap.com/ to a 1.4ghz celeron. With that and 2 hds, 1 isa card, and 3 pcis... It's almost overloaded. Anyway, I will post what I see with the different drivers.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 08:53 AM   #12
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I haven't gotten the change to test it yet, but I have it downloaded, yes. I'm still running 4496, and should get around to testing the 4620 and the 5336 later today. And yes, I do like my Radeons more... Anyway, I will post what I see with the different drivers.
I was running the 4496, and installed the 5336 tonight. I'm not a gamer, and really don't
know anyway to test the card except glxgears. With the "gears" minimized it get ->
Code:
mingdao@paul:Mon Feb 09 22:43:27~$ glxgears
20118 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4023.600 FPS
28588 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5717.600 FPS
31932 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6386.400 FPS
32192 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6438.400 FPS
32025 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6405.000 FPS
30868 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6173.600 FPS
which is supposedly good, right? I can get over 7,000 FPS without a browser running.

My problems are probably not all video card, although I never had these before replacing
the ATI with this Nvidia (same card as yours). My fonts look like dung (and I've tried about
every set of Nvidia drivers around). And for some reason I can't get better than 1024x768,
which could be the Philips LCD 150B4. I read TLDP's XFree86 Font De-uglification HOWTO,
but nothing in that doc helped - but I think my problem is anti-aliasing. I've downloaded
this ttmkfdir.tar.bz2 and if I can figure it out, maybe that will help. I've got ttf's all loaded
and lined up to be used.

Hope that driver helps you. I'm interested to see your results.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:29 AM   #13
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OK! I have finnaly gotten the time to test all 3 driver versions. These versions being, 4496, 4620, 5336. I tested them all without rebooting, after several days of uptime, in RH9, in gnome. As soon as I installed a version, startx, let it load gnome, opened a gnome-terminal, and then ran glxgears. Here are my results fot the different driver versions:
4496:
7164 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1432.800 FPS
7535 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1507.000 FPS
7966 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1593.200 FPS
7896 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1579.200 FPS
7778 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1555.600 FPS

4620:
8161 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1632.200 FPS
8076 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1615.200 FPS
8117 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1623.400 FPS
8153 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1630.600 FPS
8132 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1626.400 FPS

5336:
7857 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1571.400 FPS
7854 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1570.800 FPS
7856 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1571.200 FPS
7871 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1574.200 FPS
7881 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1576.200 FPS

This was glxgears with the spinning gears maximized, they're no fun if you can't see them. As you can see, 4620, beats 5336 by around 50-60 fps, and definetely beats 4496 by around 70-80 fps. I remind you that this test was only in glxgears, and from these results I can safely say that the 4620 driver is much better then the others, at least in glxgears. Now, if I only had some real software installed to test it with...

Oh yeah, one last thing, a screenshot of the control panel from 4620, it looks fantastic: http://guru3.sytes.net/temp/nvidia-settings-4620.png
 
Old 02-10-2004, 03:41 AM   #14
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With the gears showing using 5336 ->
mingdao@paul:Tue Feb 10 17:44:54~$ glxgears
11351 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2270.200 FPS
14230 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2846.000 FPS
14231 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2846.200 FPS
14230 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2846.000 FPS
14239 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2847.800 FPS
14230 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2846.000 FPS

Where'd you get that control panel from?

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Old 02-10-2004, 04:07 AM   #15
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That control panel is included in 4620. It's called "nvidia-settings" and it's not in any of the other versions that I know of.
 
  


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