GeForce 4 and Linux

KingofFah

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I made a post similar to this one a few weeks ago, but I never got a response. Who here has a GF4 card (preferably a titanium) and runs the card on the linux drivers. Please tell me how they perform.

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onelin

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If I get around to installing Debian I'll post some numbers, but this relies on if I have some unpartitioned space...I think I left some on my new HDD for possible Linux. It's no priority, but if it ever happens I will put up numbers. The problem is, there are very few games to run as a comparison...the only one I can think to run is Quake 3. If you have any guides or information on which kernel and etc I need, that might make it more likely. I'd be running a Ti4400... the problem is, the most recent distrib I have is the latest Debian before Woody. I have no idea if that's recent enough.
 

KingofFah

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Hey thanks man, I would really appreciate it. As far as kernel, I have no clue which one. I am planning on doing my first install of a linux os (debian most likely, I hear good things) on one of the boxes laying around this old house o'mine. Anyway, if anyone else has some numbers and comparisons I would appreciate it.
 

rogue1979

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I read some obscure review a few weeks ago and there was a comparison of Nvidia drivers in Linux and Windows. The Linux performance was dismal at best.
 

pabst

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It's been my experience that Linux performance with Nvidia cards is within 95% percent of Windows performance when using games that have Linux binaries (Q2, Q3A, RTCW, & UT come to mind and hopefully NWN coming soon). If there are no native binaries (Starcraft, Diablo2, CS, Warcraft3 and many others), performance suffers due to the use of the Wine libraries . Wine tends to be rather hit and miss as some games run MUCH better than others. I can't get any numbers for you as I'm a Matrox whore, but these are the reviews I know about .....

(May 2000) : http://www.linuxgames.com/articles/comparison/
(August 2000) : http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/00q3/000811/index.html
(October 2000) : http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1331&p=1
(October 2000) : http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/00q4/001002/index.html
(May 2002) : WineX numbers ... yuck ... http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/02q2/020531/windows_gaming-01.html

Maybe it's about time Anandtech's resident Linux-junkie (whoever he may be) got his own review .....

pabst.
 

Sunner

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Originally posted by: rogue1979
I read some obscure review a few weeks ago and there was a comparison of Nvidia drivers in Linux and Windows. The Linux performance was dismal at best.
All the benches I've seen(Granted, only with TNT's or GeForce 1/2's) have places Linux right about where Windows is.
 

Vadatajs

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Originally posted by: rogue1979
I read some obscure review a few weeks ago and there was a comparison of Nvidia drivers in Linux and Windows. The Linux performance was dismal at best.

I think you're thinking of winex. Nvidia's linux drivers are quite good.
 

rogue1979

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Thanks for the correction, it must have been a wineX based test because as I remember there where quite a variety of gaming titles.
 

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