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View Poll Results: What do u think about the new nvidia drivers ( 66.29 ) ?
Definetely better! 3 50.00%
Can't c a difference 1 16.67%
Stick with the older ones 1 16.67%
Nvidia drivers????Go with rpm !!! 1 16.67%
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:17 AM   #1
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New Nvidia drivers r out!!


New nvidia drivers r out ! Check them @

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-6629-pkg1.run

And don't forget "Happy gaming is nvidia gaming"!!
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:24 AM   #2
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I've heard of people having problems, as with any updates, I'll wait a week or two then try em.

edit: I don't understand the last option?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:31 AM   #3
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The last option refers to the nvidia*.rpm drivers that different sites have. The advantage is easy installation and the need NOT to compile the drivers each new kernel.Disadvantages r that they r reported not to b so stable especially @ 3d applications and games
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:16 AM   #4
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Some of my friends have noticed up to 5% difference! This is said to be a very nice driver improvement with lots of performance upgrades and bugfixes ..
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:23 AM   #5
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Thanks, gonna download them now.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 05:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info dezza!
 
Old 11-09-2004, 05:57 AM   #7
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not much of an improvement
I did the test
with a gf fx5800
the 2 first runs I didn't include.

Quote:
driver 6111

28186 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5637.200 FPS
28190 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5638.000 FPS
28171 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5634.200 FPS
28216 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5643.200 FPS
28198 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5639.600 FPS
28195 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5639.000 FPS
avarage= 5638.533 FPS

driver 6629

28623 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5724.600 FPS
28661 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5732.200 FPS
28623 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5724.600 FPS
28637 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5727.400 FPS
28641 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5728.200 FPS
28629 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5725.800 FPS
avarage = 5727.133 FPS


improvement

88.6 frames
1.57%
only 1.57% beter, I expected more
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:06 AM   #8
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You may want to know this version of the driver does not handle widescreen displays (i.e. laptops) correctly.


Håkan
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:29 AM   #9
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On a FX5900 I got a 10% increase running glxgears, no __VMALLOC_RESERVE symbol hackery needed to run it on a 2.6.9 kernel, and best of all Doom 3 is now as fast on linux as it is on windows, timedemo improved from 30fps to 42 fps. As always, YMMV.

Mad.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:41 AM   #10
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I'm struggling to get them to work on Fedora Core 3. I keep getting the "no screens found" error and "could not load module nvidia".
 
  


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