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Originally posted by Chinaman 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.
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.
Originally posted by Guru3 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 ->
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.
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:
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
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
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...