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Old 06-29-2005, 02:47 PM   #1
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geforce NX 6600 glxgears


I have an Athlon XP 2000 with 1G of RAM and I just bought an ASUS geforce NX 6600 with 256MB VRam
I'm using nvidia's latest driver on slackware-almost_current with 2.4.31 kernel.

With glxgears I'm getting around 3950 FPS.
I tried 2.6.11 with the same results.
Is this OK? Shouldn't I get more?
I used to get 900 with a Geforce2 MX 400 with 64 MB VRam

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Old 06-29-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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3950 FPS is A LOT!!! nice machine :-)
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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you could mail the guys from these posts to ask their fps rating:
( well..i think it's your card, and they are positive...)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=190&page=1

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Old 06-29-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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i have the 6600 te 128 mb and im getting more is ther a problem?
20088 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4017.600 FPS
20603 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4120.600 FPS
it cant be right? was yours under fluxbox?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 04:14 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by egag
you could mail the guys from these posts to ask their fps rating:
( well..i think it's your card, and they are positive...)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=190&page=1

egag
I searched the HCL before posting. The one you are reffering to is on a PCI express slot. Mine is on an AGP slot.

OOPSS, I haven't mentioned this before. Sorry.... my mistake
 
Old 06-29-2005, 04:16 PM   #6
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if you use hw-accelaration, the gpu on the card is doing the job.
a diff. window manager will not change performance.

just look at the processor usage in " top ".
and a some 2-5 % gain might be a diff. in resolution setting...

oh, bird603568
maybe you could post the " device " section of the X-config file, so OP can check ?

egag

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Old 06-29-2005, 04:33 PM   #7
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Section "Device"
Identifier "Go6600te"
Driver "nvidia"
#VideoRam 131072
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:12 PM   #8
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I've got a NX 6600 td.
te must be newer.

as egag stated the window manager doesn't matter (if tested it).

I 've got a custom modeline and I get 1024x768@112 on my 7 year old EIZO. (poor monitor, works on the edge for a long time). I removed it and used the default 1024x768@85 and I get 4000FPS.

I also enabled FAST writes, which did not change anything

Code:
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/card
Fast Writes:     Supported
SBA:             Supported
AGP Rates:       8x 4x
Registers:       0xff000e1b:0x1f000312
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/host-bridge
Host Bridge:     VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
Fast Writes:     Supported
SBA:             Supported
AGP Rates:       8x 4x
Registers:       0x1f000a1b:0x1f000b12
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status:          Enabled
Driver:          NVIDIA
AGP Rate:        8x
Fast Writes:     Enabled
SBA:             Enabled
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model:           GeForce 6600
IRQ:             10
Video BIOS:      05.43.02.61.00
Card Type:       AGP
skalkoto@darkstar:~$
But I really don't care if I get 3950,4000 or 4100. I just wanted to check because I'm not informed about video cards and I 've seen people saying something about 10000!!!!!FPS. Either they have real monsters or they don't use glxgears correct. I wouldn't buy a new card, I don't play games. it's just my father is a teacher and participated in a computer course and earned 300 Euros he could spent on computer stuff.

So I bought a new video card, a new dvd rom, a dvd recorder and a new case.
I thought I could use my old card on my sisters pc but I cannot. Maybe the old one needs an AGP 4X or AGP 2x and my sister's computer is a Duron 850 with a legendary Vipper 550 on it. (an old pc of mine).
Also, one of the reasons I bought a new card is because now that PCIE is used, maybe they'll stop using the AGP slot and I want to keep my hardware for at least 2-3 years.

Thanks you guys for the replies.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:24 PM   #9
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4000 fps in glxgears is great. I only get 1900 or so
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:41 PM   #10
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well i have 128 megs and he has 256. so something is wrong
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:58 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by bird603568
well i have 128 megs and he has 256. so something is wrong
This will make a difference in doom 3,
but do you think that there will be a difference in glxgears?
Can an application like this fill your 128MB of VRAM and start swaping?
I don't think so.

glxgears is not a real benchmark. Doom 3 is.

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:19 PM   #12
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Originally posted by bird603568
well i have 128 megs and he has 256. so something is wrong
Total amount of video memory makes no difference in overall video card processing speed. It only will increase the amount of stuff you can hold which only helps when you are playing games like doom 3 on very very high graphics settings.

The likely thing is that you have faster core and memory clock speeds.

Often retailers can sell a 256Mb card for substantially ($100+) more than a 128MB card even though the 256MB is slower. This is due to the common misconception that more video memory = l33ter card.

EDIT: I see you have a laptop. Laptops often have video cards with reduced memory but jacked up speed. my brother has a laptop with a ATI 9600 64MB thats faster than a ATI 9700 128mb in a PC I own.

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:45 AM   #13
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With glxgears I'm getting around 3950 FPS.
I tried 2.6.11 with the same results.
Is this OK? Shouldn't I get more?
I'm not familiar with NX 6600, but I get constant ~9000 fps in glxgears with 6600GT and a64 3000+. Running Mandriva 2005LE stock kernel (2.6.9?) with the latest Nvidia drivers. With my old hardware, Geforxe FX 5600 and athlon xp 1800+ I had about 3300 fps in glxgears.
Though I agree it's not a real benchmark. Doom 3 on the old machine had about 5fps (honestly!), and with these new parts it runs smoothly at 1024x768@high detail. Though it crashes when loading levels and boots the machine, so ...
 
  


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