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Old 11-13-2003, 11:20 PM   #1
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Puzzling nvidia performance

Hey All:

I'm running Slackware 9.1 on my desktop computer. The video card is a Nvida GeForce 2 MX with 64MB of RAM. After installing the nvidia driver, and making the appropriate changes in my XFconfig file, everything works fine. Mplayer is smooth, Tuxracer is smooth, etc...

Yet glxgears only reports rates of approximately 400 fps!

This seems slow to me. My laptop has a GeForce 4 Go with 16MB of ram, and does over 1200 fps!

What am I doing wrong?

I am loading GLX in my Xfconfig file, and I'm using the nvidia driver, and agpgart is loading.

Is there a performance setting that eludes me?

Old 11-14-2003, 02:46 AM   #2
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Yeah I've noticed some wierdness too when I used to use an nvidia card. As long as the apps that use 3D accel work fine I think it's OK. There's an app called nvclock out there (can't remember where) which you can used to overclock your graphics card. I got a bit of improvement out of it.
Old 11-14-2003, 09:30 AM   #3
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fast write and agp on?
Old 11-14-2003, 10:46 AM   #4
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I have seen this too, and I would rather go by the performance in an actual 3D game than glxgears. I have used nvclock and enabled fast writes on my Geforce4, and I can't say that it's made a big difference. The best test by far is ut2003 (I must confess to testing my card with this for hours at a time ;-p). Pull down the console in ut with the tilde key and type "stat fps" without the quotes.


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